Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1100 GMT, Sept. 10

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KATHMANDU -- Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari met with visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi here on Monday and they pledged to further promote the relationship between the two countries.

Nepal firmly adheres to the one-China policy, Bhandari said at the meeting, stressing that Nepal will never allow any forces to make use of its soil for anti-China activities. (Nepal-China-Visit)

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TOKYO -- The Japanese government on Tuesday said it supported the decision of Nissan Motor Co. CEO Hiroto Saikawa's decision to step down for accepting huge amounts in overcompensation from an executive remuneration scheme at the automaker.

The government said Saikawa's stepping down was evidence of the Yokohama-based automaker's corporate governance reforms working effectively in the wake of the high-profile arrest of the company's former boss Carlos Ghosn for alleged financial misconduct. (Japan-Nissan-CEO)

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong police on Tuesday strongly condemned the act of spreading malicious rumors about the incident occurring at the end of August.

Yu Hoi-kwan, senior superintendent of the Police Public Relations Branch, denied online rumors about "death" in the violent incident on Aug. 31 at a press conference. (Hong Kong-Police-Rumor)

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CANBERRA -- Almost two thirds of Australians believe asylum seekers who are not considered genuine refugees should be deported, according to a survey released by The Australian on Tuesday.

The survey from the leading polling company Newspoll said 64 percent of Australians are in favour of deporting asylum seekers who are not considered refugees by the courts. (Australia-Refugees-Survey) Enditem

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