1. Leaders from 21 Pacific Rim economies meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Papua New Guinea have begun the main part of their talks.
  2. South Korea says Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to visit North Korea next year at the invitation of its leader Kim Jong Un.
  3. Authorities in Taiwan have imposed a ban on imports of live pigs, pork and related products from Japan after a case of swine fever was detected in the country.