Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Oct 6, 2016

A staff member with a patient in the sensory integration gym at the Institute of Mental Health in Buangkok.
A staff member with a patient in the sensory integration gym at the Institute of Mental Health in Buangkok.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Thursday, Oct 6, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Conference on mental health

How the community plays a role in supporting and helping mental health patients, as well as how awareness of mental health issues can be improved, are some of the topics to be discussed at a conference starting today (Oct 6). Called the Asia Pacific Conference and Meeting on Mental Health, it is now in its second edition. The two-day event is organised ahead of World Mental Health Day on Monday (Oct 10).

India and China to hold Economic Dialogue


A man drives in front of a power plant next to a coal mine on the outskirts of Xiaoyi, China's Shanxi province. PHOTO: REUTERS

India and China will hold the fourth round of their Strategic Economic Dialogue over two days, starting today (Oct 6), to strengthen cooperation in areas such as infrastructure, energy and high-tech products. The previous round was held in March in Beijing. This was preceded by the first two rounds in 2011 and 2012 in Beijing and New Delhi respectively. 

The idea for the dialogue was mooted by former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in December 2010. 

G20 leaders meeting on global economic risks


Group of 20 leaders pose for a photo during the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on Sept 4, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Financial leaders of the Group of 20 economies will today (Oct 6) commence discussion on the main risks to global economic growth, and ways to clamp down on the secretive ownership of companies that allows for tax avoidance and money laundering. The meeting in Washington will be a working dinner for the ministers and central bank governors before the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund.