Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, July 2

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the country's southwest Gwadar port, restored, developed and fully-functioned under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), has given a strategic position to Pakistan in the region, enabling it to attract investors from across the world, local media reported Tuesday.

Talking to local Urdu TV channel ARY News, Khan said that it is the first time in Pakistan's history that a big number of investors are showing interest in seeking business opportunities in Pakistan because they know that they will be able to make money from the Gwadar port which has improved connectivity and shrunk distances. (Pakistan-China-CPEC)

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Hong Kong -- The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Tuesday voiced shock, indignation and strong condemnation over the violent acts of storming the Legislative Council (LegCo) Complex that took place on Monday.

The liaison office said it supports the HKSAR government in thoroughly investigating relevant serious illegal activities. (HK-LegCo-Condemnation)

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BANGKOK -- The Consulate General of China in Thailand's Chiang Mai said on Tuesday that three injured Chinese tourists are to leave hospital Tuesday and go back to China after being treated.

The Consulate General said that Vice Consul-General Pan Jin visited the injured and their families on Tuesday at Chiang Mai's Lanna Hospital and thanked hospital staff for taking good care of the Chinese tourists. (Thailand-Chinese Tourists-Recovered)

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SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States "actually" ended their hostile relations and started a new peace era through the Panmunjom summit between top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Moon made the remarks during a cabinet meeting, saying the DPRK and the United States actually declared an end to hostile relations and the launch of a new peace era through acts, though the two sides held no signing ceremony for a written document at the Panmunjom meeting. (S.Korea-U.S.-DPRK)

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HONG KONG -- Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam on Tuesday strongly condemned the violent acts of some protesters who stormed the Legislative Council (LegCo) building.

Lam said she was saddened and shocked by the use of violence and vandalism, stressing that any illegal acts committed by the protesters would be investigated. (HK-Carrie Lam-Condemnation) Enditem

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