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Nanjing should not be forgotten: Chinese FM

Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the remarks when asked to comment on foreign leaders' visits to Hiroshima arranged by Japan.

China issues yuan bond in London

The 3 billion renminbi-denominated sovereign bond is the first of its kind outside China.

China dissatisfied with G7 focus on sea

China is strongly dissatisfied with a statement by Group of Seven leaders on the South China Sea, the Foreign Ministry said.

HK: New stock link likely within weeks

Various financial institutions forecast that the launch of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect will be announced in June.

HK tourist dies in Thai boat mishap

A Hong Kong woman was among three tourists who died in the capsize of a speedboat.

China 'resolutely opposes' US steel probe

China would encourage Chinese firms to legally defend their interests.

US sees first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics

US health officials reported the first such case in the country.

Korean Air jet evacuated in Tokyo

Smoke came from the left engine of an aircraft, NHK reported.

Opinion

Shanghai Disneyland no threat to HK

Hong Kong Disneyland has been a great achievement for the SAR and predicts that the theme park will also have a good future in ...

Time to stop misrepresentation and manipulation

It is time for everyone in Hong Kong, especially those planning to get themselves elected as legislators later this year, to ta...

Refusal to apologize reflects US' wariness of Japan

US President Barack Obama is expected to pay a visit to Hiroshima on Friday during the G7 summit in Japan, but he has said he will not ...

G7 summit proving to be self-serving and divisive

Beijing should not be taken aback if the G7 summit in IseShima, Japan, ends with a statement repeating the same message on maritime sec...

HK can stand up to attacks on linked currency system

Attacks on the linked currency system can’t be ruled out. But, the Hong Kong government has reiterated its resolve to defend the system...

Video

Buying spree

Real estate sector dominates Chinese investment in Australia.

Mobile phone lens test

Drone & Phone was rained off this week so D J Clark went indoors to test 6 brands of mobile phone lenses.

A drone is born

TechChina takes you to MMC's drone assembly plant.

Nation

China strongly dissatisfied with G7 statement

China is strongly dissatisfied with a statement by Group of Seven (G7) leaders on the South China Sea, the Foreign Ministry said.

Japan urged to dispose of WWII chemical weapons

These abandoned chemical weapons still threaten and harm Chinese people's lives and property, a Chinese official said.

Nanjing 'should not be forgotten'

Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the remarks when asked to comment on foreign leaders' visits to Hiroshima arranged by Japan.

Countdown begins for Hangzhou G20 summit

More than 5,000 staff and volunteers preparing for the meeting attended the countdown launch event in Huanglong Stadium.

Village kids may get stairs for way to school

For now, a cliffside ladder is the only access to Atule'er village to which the children return from the school at which they board.

Innovative bus looks like a moving tunnel

Passengers can sit on the top floor while cars move below.

Microsoft's upgrade push irritates Chinese users

The pop-up upgrade window does not offer a "decline" option, only a choice to upgrade later.

HK

HKIEd officially becomes a university

Hong Kong Institute of Education was officially renamed the Education University of Hong Kong on Friday.

HK tourist dies in Thai boat mishap

A Hong Kong woman was among three tourists who died in the capsize of a speedboat off Koh Samui.

Three PoD members to compete in election

Local political moderate Ronny Tong Ka-wah's think tank Path of Democracy (PoD) announced its support for three of its young members to compete in the Legislative Council election in September.

Shares end at 3-week high

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.9 percent to 20,576.77 points, bringing its gains this week to 3.6 percent.

Focus HK

Like a roaring lion

French tenor Sébastien Guèze would love to play the archetypal tragic romantic hero with robust energy in a new opera based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, which debuts tonight.

Keeping the candle burning at sunset

With its fast aging population, HK is finding ways to slow the onset of dementia among over a million elderly people.

Off in a world of their own

Parents of autistic children have to cope with unimaginable stress during the kids’ growing-up years. A little more patience on their part and a more understanding and tolerant society, however, could help change the scenario.

Asia

Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'

Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting US president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack.

Israeli enrivonment minister quits over far-right colleague

Israel's centrist environment minister announced he was resigning in protest at the inclusion of ultra-nationalist Avigdor Lieberman.

Korean Air jet has 'engine fire' at Tokyo airport

Korean Air evacuated 302 passengers and 17 crew members after smoke came from the left engine of an aircraft, NHK reported.

Shots fired as DPRK boats cross sea border

Two vessels from DPRK retreated about eight minutes after ROK fired five 40 mm artillery shots around 7:30 am (2230 GMT).

Exports head north amid cuts to tariffs

Makers of wine and premium health products among big winners as China-Australia FTA unlocks vast trade potential for both countries

Australia bound

Chinese visitors and investments head Down Under in record numbers as a result of new visa rules and the free trade agreement

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Business

China issues 1st sovereign yuan bond abroad

The Chinese Finance Ministry has successfully issued 3 billion renminbi-denominated sovereign bond in London.

China 'resolutely opposes' US steel probe

China's Commerce Ministry was "strongly dissatisfied" & would encourage Chinese firms to legally defend their interests.

Asian stocks edge up

Asian stock markets rose modestly while European stocks slipped Friday as the investment outlook remained uncertain.

Eye on Asia

Bangla hackers attacked other Asian banks

There have been at least four known cyber attacks against a bank involving fraudulent messages on the SWIFT payments network.

Jakarta airport's new terminal opens in June

The modern Terminal 3 Ultimate is expected to become the only arrival and departure point for international passengers.

Elephant named in plea dies in Tokyo zoo

Hanako, or "flower child," was a gift from the Thai government in 1949 and lived in Inokashira Park Zoo in Tokyo since she was 2.

Sport

Man United hires Mourinho as manager on 3-year deal

United announced the long-expected appointment of Jose Mourinho on Friday, four days after firing Louis van Gaal.

Warriors stave off elimination, beat OKC

defending champion Warriors staved off elimination with a 120-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Rockets, D'Antoni agree on 4-year deal

The 65-year-old Mike D'Antoni has long been thought of as one of the most innovative offensive minds in basketball.

Scoring goals

This young developer with a passion for soccer is making his mark with some of Sydney’s most exciting new buildings

Science ambassador

A world leader in biotechnology, Malaysian scientist helps to bridge the knowledge gap between experts and the public

Tailoring solutions

Social enterprises and high-tech startups are just two of the passions of this savvy angel investor based in Hong Kong

Life & Art

Khloe files to divorce Lamar Odom, again

The reality TV star and Odom married in September 2009, and she filed to divorce him in December 2013, which she still lists as their date of separation.

Home away from home

Abbas Kdaimy has spent nearly two decades explaining Chinese society and culture to the Arab world.

Quirky News

Indian man sets record with tattoos and teeth

An Indian man obsessed with setting Guinness world records got 366 flags tattooed on his body and had all his teeth removed.

Australia Deputy PM dogs Johnny Depp

Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce has laughed off insults he was "inbred with a tomato" from US star Johnny Depp.

Obama to monk: 'I like daughters'

US President Barack Obama had a quick comeback for a Buddhist monk who urged him to pray to a certain statue if he'd like to have a son.

Special

Rising above standards

Iconic office building Chengdu IFS wins acclaim at home and abroad, leading its peers across Southwest China.

Skilled trader sets gold standard

The future is shining bright for Hong Kong’s one and only certified physical bullion trade platform, thanks to mainland routes.

Roundtable

Could Chinese films rule the world?

Festival directors and captains of the film industry debated and discussed the way ahead for Chinese cinema in the global arena at a China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable forum.