Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, Sept. 10

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 situation continues to worsen on Thursday as the total death toll due to the pandemic crossed 75,000, reaching 75,062, and the tally rose to 4,465,863, said the latest data released by the health ministry.

During the past 24 hours, as many as 95,735 new COVID-19 cases and 1,172 deaths were registered across the country. (India-COVID-19-Cases)

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MANILA -- The Asia and Pacific region has become the biggest contributor to global gross domestic product (GDP), reaching a 34.9 percent share in 2019 from 26.3 percent in 2000, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released on Thursday.

"The Asia and Pacific region has made tremendous development progress over the last two decades, becoming the biggest contributor to global GDP while lifting millions of people out of poverty," ADB Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada said in a statement. (ADB-Asia-Pacific-GDP)

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HONG KONG -- Restaurant company Yum China Holdings started trading on the Hong Kong stock market Thursday in its secondary listing.

Shares of Yum China opened at 410 Hong Kong dollars (52.89 U.S. dollars) Thursday morning, slightly lower than its offer price of 412 Hong Kong dollars. The public offering of the company was previously oversubscribed more than 50 times by local buyers and over eight times by global investors. (Hong Kong-Yum China-Listing)

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 155 more cases of COVID-19 as of 12:00 a.m. Thursday local time compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 21,743.

The daily caseload stayed below 200 for eight straight days, but it continued to grow in triple digits since Aug. 14. (S. Korea-COVID-19-Cases) Enditem

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