Abbott aims for a 'respectul' parliament Tony Abbott has vowed to stamp out personal mud-slinging when Australia's parliament resumes today for the first time since he was elected prime minister. While the Liberal party leader has promised a "respectful" parliament after the bickering of the Labor years in power, that may be easier said than done. The climate-change debate is already heating up in Australia, with abolition of the carbon tax the first item on the agenda. Diabetes among children in spotlight Ahead of World Diabetes Day on Thursday and amid an increasing incidence of the disease among children in the city and worldwide, the Hong Kong Juvenile Diabetes Association is taking action to highlight the epidemic. Today the association will outline the standard of care it advocates to ensure all schools in Hong Kong develop an individualised care plan for every student with the disease. More children are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes due to poor eating and exercise habits. Putin visits Vietnam and South Korea Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Hanoi today, where the spotlight will be on Vietnamese energy ambitions - including its goal of building 13 nuclear reactors. Several energy deals will likely be signed during the visit. After his Vietnam stopover, Putin will fly straight to Seoul to begin a two-day visit that will include a summit with President Park Geun-hye. Talks are likely to cover regional security and joint natural gas developments in Siberia. Third plenum draws to close in Beijing The Communist Party's senior members conclude their four-day closed-door conference in Beijing today and are expected to adopt the reforms proposed by the administration of President Xi Jinping . When the third plenum breaks up, analysts expect reform programmes to remain focused on the economy but to be tentative at best on political and institutional changes. Jazz legend Herbie Hancock takes stage Hong Kong jazz fans are in for a rare treat tonight when veteran American keyboardist Herbie Hancock and his band play the Academic Community Hall of Hong Kong Baptist University. Chicago-born Hancock, 73, was one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesisers and funk music, and has won 14 Grammy awards. His soundtrack credits include Death Wish and Round Midnight . The concert is part of the Jazz World Live Series. World's top shuttlers going for glory The China Open, one of the five biggest badminton tournaments of the year, gets under way today in Shanghai. Some of the world's top players, several of them Chinese, will compete for prize money of more than US$450,000. The tournament, at the Yuanshen Stadium in Pudong, reaches its climax on Sunday. Next week, the Coliseum in Hung Hom will host the Hong Kong Open.