Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, Jan. 22

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MANILA -- The Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte received a record-high satisfaction rating from Filipinos in the fourth quarter of 2019, an independent pollster's survey showed on Wednesday.

A Social Weather Station (SWS) survey, conducted on Dec. 13-16, found that 82 percent of the 1,200 adult Filipinos are satisfied, 10 percent dissatisfied and 8 percent undecided with Duterte's performance. (Philippines-President-Rating)

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SEOUL -- A South Korean man on Wednesday was sentenced to an eight-month jail term for killing a lost dog, according to Yonhap news agency.

The Seoul Western District Court condemned the 28-year-old man, identified by his surname Jeong who worked at a local fried chicken restaurant, to eight months in prison. (S. Korea-Crime)

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VIENTIANE -- Laos is hosting discussions with other Mekong countries on green and sustainable development initiatives and policies to enable the positive transformation of agricultural production, local media reported on Wednesday.

Representatives of government agencies, farmers, the private sector, and development partners from Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam are meeting in Lao capital Vientiane from Tuesday to Wednesday to discuss the national green growth strategy and draft the Green and Sustainable Agriculture Strategic Framework (GSASF). (Laos-Mekong Countries-Development)

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MACAO -- The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center of China's Macao Special Administrative Region government said on Wednesday that the first case of novel coronavirus has been reported in a local hospital.

A 52-year-old woman traveling from Wuhan in central China was diagnosed with the disease by Macao's hospital of Centro Hospitalar Conde de Sao Januario on Tuesday afternoon and has been quarantined and treated in the hospital. (Macao-Novel Coronavirus-Case) Enditem

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