Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, June 8

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JAKARTA -- The Indonesian anti-terror squad arrested two IS-affiliated militants who had plotted and given directives on the strike at a police station in South Kalimantan province earlier this month that killed one policeman and injured another.

The National Police's spokesman Brigadier Awi Setiyono said on Monday that the two militants with the initials of TA and AS were captured on Friday in the province's Banjarbaru city and Tanah Bumbu district. (Indonesia-Militants-Arrest)

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TOKYO -- The Japanese government said Monday it would continue to push forward with the contentious relocation of a U.S. military base within Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa, despite opposing citizens and opponents to the move dominating in a local assembly election.

"We will go ahead with the relocation (of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma) to the Henoko district while carefully explaining the plan to local people," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. (Japan-Okinawa-U.S. Base)

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HONG KONG -- A 16-year-old teenager and a 52-year-old woman were arrested on Monday in Hong Kong on suspicion of making or possession of explosives, police said.

Chow Cheung-yau, superintendent of the Hong Kong police's Narcotics Bureau, told a press conference that the police had received a tip-off of persons purchasing raw chemical ingredients fit for manufacturing explosives from overseas via the internet since November last year. (Hong Kong-Explosives-Arrest)

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DHAKA -- A medical expert team sent by the Chinese government arrived here on Monday to support Bangladesh's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen welcomed the team at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Monday afternoon. Chinese Ambassador Li Jiming, among others, was also present at the airport.

The 10-member team, organized by China's National Health Commission, consists of experts from Hainan, the southernmost island province of China. (Bangladesh-China-Medical Team)

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HONG KONG -- E-commerce giant started on Monday its stock offering in a secondary listing in Hong Kong, the third U.S.-listed Chinese company to do so following Alibaba and NetEase.

According to a prospectus, will issue 133 million shares, priced no more than 236 Hong Kong dollars per share, during the four-day subscription till Thursday to raise nearly 31 billion Hong Kong dollars (about 4 billion U.S. dollars). If the over-allotment option is exercised in full, the amount will rise to 35.65 billion Hong Kong dollars. (Hong offering) Enditem

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