Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Sept. 10

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BANGKOK -- Senior officials from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies wrapped up a meeting on Saturday, during which they focused on efforts to promote the recovery of the region's micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

The 28th APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting was held in Phuket under the theme of "Inclusive Recovery of APEC MSMEs through the Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economy Model and High Impact Ecosystem." (Thailand-APEC-Small Business)

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VIENTIANE -- A Chinese movie show and the Mid-Autumn Festival evening were held in the Lao capital Vientiane on Friday by the China Cultural Center in Laos.

Chinese Ambassador to Laos Jiang Zaidong and Lao Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Vansy Kuamua attended the event, along with other Lao officials, college students and Chinese in Laos. (Laos-Mid-Autumn Festival-Celebration)

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's Meteorological Department forecasted rain-wind and thundershowers with isolated heavy falls during the next four to five days in parts of Pakistan, which may aggravate the ongoing flood situation in the country.

According to a report released by the department on Friday night, moist currents are penetrating in upper parts of the country and are likely to continue from Saturday to Wednesday, which might generate rainfall in parts of the country's southern Sindh, southwest Balochistan and northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provinces along with other areas. (Pakistan-Rain-Floods)

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JAKARTA -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 jolted Indonesia's eastern province of Papua on Saturday, but there were no preliminary reports of damages or casualties, according to official sources.

The Indonesian meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said the tremors did not potentially trigger a tsunami. (Indonesia-Earthquake,2ND LD WRITETHRU) Enditem

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