Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, Jan. 11

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MANILA -- China's investments in the Philippines reached 48.7 billion pesos (930 million U.S. dollars) in 2018, making China the Philippines' top foreign investor, a high-ranking Philippine official said on Friday.

Philippine Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez told a news conference that foreign investment, a major economic growth driver, hit 104 billion pesos (2 billion U.S. dollars) in 2018. (Philippines-China-Investment)

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NEW DELHI -- There seems to be no end to the harrowing experience of nearly 2.5 million commuters in India's financial capital Mumbai, as the indefinite strike by employees of the city's civic transport undertaking Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) entered the fourth day on Friday.

Efforts by employee leaders and officials to reach a consensus and end the strike remained inconclusive. (India-Mumbai-Strike)

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TOKYO -- At least four people were injured when a fire broke out in a tower block under construction in Tokyo, local firefighters said Friday.

All the victims remained conscious.

The fire broke out around 2:00 p.m. local time (0500 GMT) at the building located in a busy business district near JR Shimbashi Station. (Japan-Fire)

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TOKYO -- Tokyo prosecutors on Friday indicted ousted Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn on a fresh charge of aggravated breach of trust and under-reporting his compensation.

The automotive heavyweight was served with a fresh arrest warrant for allegedly under-reporting 9 billion yen (83 million U.S. dollars) of his remuneration during the three years through March 2018. (Japan-Ghosn-Indictment)

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SEOUL -- South Korean prosecutors on Friday summoned a former top court chief for questioning over his alleged involvement in a judicial power abuse scandal.

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Yang Sung-tae, who led the top court from 2011 to September 2017, appeared in the Seoul Central Prosecutors' Office, becoming the first highest court head in the country's history to be called in for interrogation as a criminal suspect. (S. Korea-Court-Power Abuse) Enditem

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