September 29, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to continue working for the further development of relations with China.
2. China has ordered North Korean firms and joint ventures in the country to shut down.
3. Hundreds of protesters have rallied in Hong Kong to mark three years since the massive pro-democracy demonstrations known as the “Umbrella Movement.”