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Xi to visit Finland, meet Trump in US

President Xi will visit Finland from April 4 to 6, and meet with US President Trump in Florida from April 6 to 7.

Malaysia to release Kim's body to DPRK

The Malaysia'a announcement came after nine Malaysian citizens stranded in the DPRK were freed.

WHO: Depression up 18% in a decade

Depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, the World Health Organization said.

EU: China, EU must lead on climate

The European climate commissioner said the "same leadership" from the new US administration could not not be expected.

Firms team up on food safety

Alibaba, PwC and Fonterra will jointly develop a system to track global food supply chain.

China amphibious aircraft to fly in May

The AG600 will be the world's largest amphibious aircraft.

China, Russia to deepen economic ties

Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang called on the two countries to cement bilateral trade growth.

Japan ruling party urges strike ability

The Liberal Democratic Party's security panel has cited a "new level of threat" from Pyongy...

Opinion

New government set for tough start without ‘honeymoon’

The Chief Executive election has successfully concluded. But tough jobs await the new administration. Many have already talked ...

CE-elect deserves a chance to get job done

Paul Surtees asks for Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s newly elected head, to be given breathing room.

Carrie Lam can earn trust of all sections of HK society

HK’s CE is one of the world’s most demanding leadership positions — and in these trying times a steady hand at the helm is essential.

Talent a key factor in boosting HK innovation

To catch up, Hong Kong will have to focus on nurturing a large pool of software talents instead of trying to copy what its rivals are d...

Things in Hong Kong that need fixing

It can start by asking why we have been left in the dust by a brand new city with still drying paint to the north which was no more tha...

Video

High Junk Peak

The second recommended Hong Kong walks - High Junk Peak.

HK street art tour with Nicole

Episode 5 | Girl City: Hong Kong

Mount Putuo

This series of Drone and Phone will lead you to some beautiful islands in Zhejiang Province.

Nation

Xi to visit Finland, meet Trump in US

President Xi will visit Finland from April 4 to 6, and meet with US President Trump in Florida from April 6 to 7, a Chinese official said.

EU: China, EU committed to climate leadership

The European climate commissioner said the "same leadership" from the new US administration could not not be expected.

China-US military ties steady

Relations between the Chinese and US militaries have been developing steadily this year, said a Chinese defense official

China-made large amphibious aircraft to fly in May

The AG600 will conduct a resonance test before its maiden flight over land in May and on water in the second half of 2017, said AVIC.

Relocating endangered porpoises

Four finless porpoises in China were relocated as part of a program to conserve the critically endangered species.

Huizhou to bring polluted rivers back to life

The government in Huizhou, Guangdong province, has vowed to improve water quality of 15 rivers in the following few years to create a green and modern city.

Museum adds thousands of artifacts

The Palace Museum in Beijing has added about 55,000 cultural artifacts to its inventory.

HK

Central govt officials meet Carrie Lam

Officials of various offices of the central government in the SAR have met with Chief Executive-elect Carrie Lam.

2 missing in Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge accident

Two workers remained missing after falling into the sea at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge construction site.

Hong Kong shares fall

Hong Kong stocks fell, weighed by financials and index heavyweight Tencent, with weakness in mainland stocks also hurting sentiment.

Opposing parties team up to ditch TSA

Legislators across political spectrum have spoken out against the unpopular tests for primary students.

Focus HK

Safety comes first

A French police officer shot dead a Chinese national at his home in Paris Sunday, sparking off protests from the Chinese community. Beijing has requested Paris to ensure safety and effective protection of Chinese citizens residing in France.

What's the buzz!

Here is our pick of city events from March 24 to April 2, 2017.

The big picture

Art Basel HK breaks fresh ground by introducing curated shows into a space primarily meant for deals and sales.

Asia

Malaysia to release Kim's body to DPRK

The Malaysia'a announcement came after nine Malaysian citizens stranded in the DPRK were freed.

Japan ruling party urges strike ability

The Liberal Democratic Party's security panel has cited a "new level of threat" from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Turkey ends 'Shield' military operation in Syria

There might be more cross-border campaigns to come, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.

Duterte hails 'best level of friendship' with China

"We are at our best level of friendship with China after I went there," the Philippine President said, referring to his visit.

Beyond the best-known cities

Second-tier destinations promote heritage and leisure attractions to lure travelers who mix business with pleasure

Enticing MICE

The lucrative China market is key to achieving the growth aspirations of Southeast Asia’s meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions sector.

Asia Weekly's long form multimedia story

Business

China, Australia, NZ firms team up on food safety

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, consultancy PwC and New Zealand Dairy giant Fonterra have teamed up to develop a system that will track the global supply chain of food products, said PwC China.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle

The phone will come out April 21. The standard-size S8 will cost about US$750 and the larger S8 Plus about US$850.

Asia shares fall

Asian stock markets fell Thursday, led by a slide in Chinese shares on investor concerns about liquidity.

Eye on Asia

Over 100 die in M'sia immigration camps in 2 yrs

More than half of the 118 dead are from Myanmar, the source for tens of thousands of refugees coming to Malaysia.

Russia resurrects interest of Afghanistan

As America's 16-year war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the "graveyard of empires."

Thai junta seeks law for 'more order' to Buddhism

The proposed bill will appear to significantly reduce the say of the Sangha Supreme Council, Buddhism's governing body in Thailand.

Sport

NHL to play first-ever preseason games in China

The NHL announced on Thursday that the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks will play two preseason games in China in September as part of the 2017 NHL China Games.

Westbrook leads Thunder to 114-106 win in OT

Russell Westbrook had 57 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-106 overtime win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

CBA preview: will a dynasty return or a new king be crowned?

Yi Jianlian and Andray Blatche will have a reunion in the 2016-2017 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) finals as Xinjiang and Guangdong meet again.

Maker of smiles

A passion for serving people has taken a former tour guide to the top of his game in destination event management

Novel idea

Malaysian entrepreneur attracts frenzied crowds of book buyers with excess inventory at rock-bottom prices.

Gray matter

ADB's research head highlights aging societies as the big challenge in today's economic modeling.

Life & Art

Oscar accountants get reprieve after blunder

The accountancy firm behind the biggest blunder in Oscar history is staying in the picture.

Call of snow

Yang Liping will present her latest dance production, Peacock of Winter, in Beijing soon.

Quirky News

Indian rivers get same rights as a human

The two rivers -- Ganges and Yamuna -- are considered sacred by nearly a billion Indians.

Phone numbers of Aussie MPs leaked

The private cell phone numbers of almost every Australian federal MP were accidentally published online by a government department.

Saudi varsity bans short haircuts for female students

A Saudi university warned this week its female students of immediate dismissal for imitating men in haircuts and outfits, Okaz local newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Special

Plan uses gourmet dining to turn tables on roulette

Student teams harness Macao’s unique cuisine to interest high-rollers

Keeping the whole world in game mode

Award-winning smartphone game founder Yat Siu says the HK market may be open and mature, but users’ loyalty is still low.

Roundtable

Nothing to beat a good story

Panel on Sino-foreign co-production agrees focus on quality is the key to succes.