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AIIB agreement a historic step: Xi

The China-proposed AIIB and Belt and Road Initiative aim at solving practical issues of the region, Xi Jinping said.

1 dead in Taiwan water park blaze

The victim, a 20-year-old woman surnamed Lee, died after suffering second degree burns on over 90 percent of her body.

Hong Kong urged to focus on welfare

The head of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government said the city should shift its focus away political reform.

Philippine Sea documentary irks China

Bejing said Manila was spreading misinformation and "creating the illusion of the victim" in South China Sea dispute.

Volatile China stocks close down

The Shanghai Composite Index plunged 3.34% to finish at 4,053.03 points.

Security policy dampens Abe's ratings

Support for Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's govt is slipping over doubt about his security policy.

China strives to meet fiscal revenue target

The treasury received about US$475b from Jan to May, a y-o-y growth of 2%, while target is 5%.

Iran nuke deal likely in a week: China

Chinese vice Foreign Minister said the sides are only "a step away" from a deal.

Opinion

Vital to ‘think outside the box’

Children need to have a wider selection of subjects at school, including learning more practical skills.

The opposition must stop sending out wrong signals

The opposition’s veto of the Hong Kong government’s historic electoral reform plans will change the face of Hong Kong society a...

Learn from Taipei tragedy

Almost 500 revelers were seriously injured in a suspected dust explosion at a rave party in New Taipei, northern Taiwan.

HK watchmakers to ride on ‘One Belt, One Road’

Hong Kong’s watch and clock industry plays a leading role in the global market.

A coin has two sides

Pro-establishment lawmakers met Zhang Xiaoming, director of the Central People’s Government’s Liaison Office in the HKSAR, at a schedul...

Video

The spirit of parkour

Inspired by the spirit of parkour in the 2001 film 'Yamakasi', a group of Hong Kong youth started to build their own community and grew up supporting each other.

Dragon boat race in HK

Once a festival for entertaining the fishermen of Aberdeen, Hong Kong, the dragon boat races are now intensely competitive. Long boats with dragon heads, the drumming and revelers’ cheering merge into one of the most colourful events in the area.

Nation

AIIB agreement a historic step, says Xi

The China-proposed AIIB and Belt and Road Initiative aim at solving practical issues of the region, Xi Jinping said.

Philippine Sea documentary irks China

Bejing said Manila was spreading misinformation and "creating the illusion of the victim" in South China Sea dispute.

China tops in sustainable energy competitiveness

China's sustainable energy competitiveness was ranked first among 21 major countries, overtaking the US and European countries.

China to focus on 'intelligent manufacturing'

China will accelerate the integration of information technology and industrialization to become a world manufacturing power.

Flying tigers a symbol of friendship

Vice-premier among the many who connect with the US pilots who helped China's wartime resistance.

New entrepreneurs head for home

The State Council announced new policies to encourage migrant workers to return to their hometowns and start own small businesses.

The international race of robots

In this race, aspects like the right technology and innovation can often make the difference between success and failure.

HK

Top envoy urges HK to focus on welfare

The head of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HK said the city should shift its focus away political reform.

Five arrested in Mong Kok scuffle

The trouble started shortly after dozens of “localist” activists assembled on Sai Yeung Choi Street at 7:30 pm on Sunday.

Shares hit 3-month low

The Hang Seng index fell 2.6 percent, to 25,966.98, while the China Enterprises Index lost 3.0 percent, to 12,694.66 points.

Code of conduct

Simon Yu, head of components giant Arrow Asia Pac Ltd, believes determination is the single most important key to success.

Focus HK

The past returns for a nostalgic summer holiday

Photographer Edmond Tang re-visits the reopened Lai Yuen Amusement Park to find the attractions in it have retained the original flavor since he clicked them in 1997. Wang Yuke reports.

History unmasked

A French-Chinese co-production turns the spotlight on the Chinese Labor Corps, brave souls who tried hard to assist the Allies during WWI.

If ever a wiz there was

Edward Lam will once again be at his wackiest best when his new play based on Dream of the Red Chamber goes on stage in July.

Asia

IS plotting terrible UK attacks: British PM

Prime Minister David Cameron warned that Islamic State militants based in Syria and Iraq posed an existential threat to the West.

Philippines mulls membership in AIIB

Philippine Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said the Philippine has until December to decide if it would join the AIIB.

Israel to extend fence on its Jordan border

Jordan and Israel closely coordinate security for their 240 km-long border as well as for the strategic 95 km-long Jordan Valley.

Security policy drags down Japan PM's ratings

Support for Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's government is slipping in the face of doubts about his more muscular security policy.

Fishing for more

Asia dominates global seafood production but environment and labor issues must be tackled.

From farm to palate

Aquaculture in Asia is taking pressure off ocean stocks while sating world’s appetite for fish.

Asia Weekly

Business

China gets 30% stake in AIIB as bank takes shape

Representatives of the 50 prospective founding members of the AIIB on Monday morning signed the bank's articles of agreement.

Volatile China stocks close down

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index plunged 3.34 percent to finish at 4,053.03 points.

Asian stock markets sink

Asian stock markets sank Monday after Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls in a dramatic turn in its struggle with heavy debts.

Eye on Asia

Ancient general is a cut above

Chinese paper-cut artwork on display in Malaysia to celebrate the life and philosophy of Guan Gong.

Japan mourns passing of Tama

Tama the stationmaster, Japan's feline star of a struggling local railway, died of a heart failure on June 22.

Singapore jobs fall, wages rise

Employment unexpectedly fell by 6,100 in January-to-March, the first contraction since the second quarter of 2009.

Sport

Tianjin Teda collapses in record transfer dispute

Tianjin Teda suffered its 3rd consecutive defeat by Henan Jianye 3-2 in the 16th round of the Chinese Super League on Sunday.

Argentina lead final 4 in Copa semifinals

The Copa America semifinals are again missing a local favorite. The final is July 4.

Watson reclaims title again at Travelers

Bubba Watson made an 8-foot birdie putt on the second hole a playoff Sunday to outlast Paul Casey and win the Travelers Championship for the second time.

Custodian of knowledge

Intellectual property chief relishes the daunting challenge of spearheading global efforts to protect intangible assets.

Number cruncher

Providing a crucial service analyzing vast reams of data has taken Malaysian entrepreneur from ambitious startup to successful IPO.

Building on a dream

Hard work and an ambitious goal to provide quality housing lead to Chinese migrant becoming a top developer in Sydney.

Life Style

Janet Jackson earns rousing applause at BET Awards

Janet Jackson was honored Sunday with the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award.

Solar Impulse plane en route to Hawaii from Japan

A solar-powered plane attempting to circumnavigate the globe without fuel took off from Japan after an unscheduled, month-long stop.

Quirky News

GMO lamb sold for meat in France

A lamb whose mother had been genetically modified with a jellyfish protein as part of a medical experiment was sold as meat accidentally.

Ready to wed but no wedding plans

Pitcairn Island, a tiny speck in the Pacific that's home to just 48 people, has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage - but has no gay couples wanting to wed.

Dead man on roof may have fallen from plane

British police are investigating the possibility that a man found dead on a roof in west London had been a stowaway on a flight.

Roundtable

Partnerships to power up development across region

New model of energy cooperation could unleash Asia’s full growth potential.

Veto 'has caused great harm to HK'

The veto put the SAR’s democratic development at a standstill, says social administration professor Paul Yip.

Zeman banks on a miracle to get electoral reform passed

Entertainment tycoon Allan Zeman is making a last-minute appeal to opposition lawmakers to be reasonable and pass the electoral reform package which, he says, will benefit Hong Kong’s future.

Special

The human factor

John Malpas, president of HKU’s Centennial College, has introduced a couple of inter-disciplinary programs with a view to breaking fresh ground in management education.