November 4, Monday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Yoshi Ogasawara

1. South Korea’s presidential office says President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have confirmed the principle of settling outstanding bilateral issues through dialogue.

2. The chairman’s statement of the ASEAN summit has noted some concerns over the South China Sea, where Beijing has increased its presence.

3. Hopes of finalizing RCEP, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, by the end of this year, have been thrown into doubt over India’s concern about opening its markets.