The standard, jointly issued by the ministry and the State Language Commission, defines three categories of English language ability-basic, intermediate and advanced-with nine levels altogether, a statement on the ministry's website said.
The notorious Unit 731 managed to keep its atrocities largely concealed due to the International Military Tribunal for the Far East not prosecuting the unit's commanders under condition they handed over the germ warfare data to the United States.
Japan paid great attention to the new measures for expanding China's opening up announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference and believes that they will help promote bilateral economic relationship, he said.
In the two years since President Xi Jinping shared his views on cyberspace at a symposium on April 19, 2016, the country has seen huge growth in its internet industry.
"My mother was not interested in Asia but she believed that Asia, and in particular, China, would be important for Australia's future. She had great foresight."
At 18:51 local time (2251 GMT), the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, started its journey into space aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.