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  • Shiv Kapur finishes tied 31st in Shanghai, China's Wu Ashun wins title 17 hours 45 minutes ago

    Shanghai: Shiv Kapur ended with a modest one-under 71 to finish tied 31st at Volvo China Open on Sunday even as Wu Ashun became the first Chinese to win a European Tour event on home soil when he held off a spirited challenge from England's David Howell. Kapur, who started the...
  • Wu Ashun wins Volvo China Open for 1st European Tour title Yesterday

    Shanghai: Wu Ashun became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour title on home soil when he beat David Howell by one stroke to capture the Volvo China Open on Sunday. The 29-year-old Wu, who plays primarily on the Japan Tour, was the steadiest player during the final round,...
  • Alibaba partners China Telecom to sell cheap smartphones Yesterday

    Shanghai: Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned China Telecom Corp Ltd have tied up to sell inexpensive smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce in smaller cities and rural areas. The phones, dubbed 'Tianyi Taobao Shopping Handsets', will come installed with either an app for easy access to Alibaba's...
  • Nepal earthquake: China sends search and rescue teams Yesterday

    Beijing: A 62-member China International Search and Rescue Team left for Nepal at around 6 am on Sunday at Beijing time for humanitarian rescue following a 7.9-magnitude earthquake on Saturday. With six sniffer dogs and relevant rescue and medical equipment, the team is expected to arrive in Kathmandu midday on Sunday...
  • Shiv Kapur drops to tied 47th in Volvo China Open Yesterday

    Shanghai: Shiv Kapur, hit by a triple bogey and three other bogeys, dropped to tied 47th after carding a three-over 75 and in round three of the Volvo China Open on Saturday. Kapur, who was seventh after the first day, is now one-over 217 after a round that had three birdies,...
  • Holder Alexander Levy in four-way tie for China Open lead Yesterday

    Shanghai: Defending champion Alexander Levy failed to capitalise on a super start to his third round and was forced to settle for a four-way share of the lead at the European Tour's China Open on Saturday. The Frenchman began the day as joint leader with compatriot Julien Quesne but burst out...
  • China to crack down on exotic dancers at village funerals 2 days ago

    China will crack down on strippers who perform at rural funerals, the Ministry of Culture said on Thursday, taking aim at performances it described as illegal and which corrupt "social morals". State media have said burlesque shows at some funerals aim to draw more mourners and show off the family's wealth,...
  • China-Pakistan rail link should be through Islamabad-Karachi 2 days ago

    Beijing: With the USD 46 billion Sino-Pak Economic Corridor unveiled by President Xi Jinping stirring up a controversy in Pakistan, Chinese experts on Friday waded into the debate by suggesting that the proposed railway route be built through Karachi and Islamabad for commercial viability. A railway route along the eastern part...
  • Shiv Kapur lets slip steady run with two closing bogeys in Volvo China Open 2 days ago

    Shanghai: Indian golfer Shiv Kapur was left ruing his back-to-back bogeys in the final holes on back nine as he fall behind to tied 15th at the midway stage of the Volvo China Open on Friday. Kapur, who was going steady at two-under through 16 holes and was inside Top-10, finished...
  • PM Modi's China trip: Trade gap, market access on the table 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India will take up the issue of a widening trade deficit and greater market access for domestic products during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China later this month, a top commerce ministry official said. "The key items (which India will raise) are how to address the large trade...
  • Chinese court directs father to change daughter's name 2 days ago

    Beijing: A Chinese court has declared "illegal" a "poetic" name given by a father to his daughter, as under the new rules parents have to name their wards after close relatives to discourage new trends of fashionable or unorthodox names. Lyu who sued police over their refusal to register the birth...
  • Julien Quesne takes 1-stroke lead at Volvo China Open 2 days ago

    Shanghai: Julien Quesne shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Alexander Levy and Peter Uihlein after the second round at the Volvo China Open. The Frenchman, a two-time winner on the European Tour, had six birdies and one bogey for an 8-under 136 overall score. "We...
  • Evolution of leadership is also a challenge in democracy: Infosys China CEO 2 days ago

    Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's China visit in May, Infosys CEO of China spoke to CNN's Kristie Lu Stout about his expectations from that trip. "In terms of education, having access to different resources, and job creation, China has done well. It has progressed far better compared to India," said...
  • How the Chinese are using Bollywood, cricket to conquer India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: China's smartphone makers are drafting in cricket teams and Bollywood stars to conquer India, their largest overseas market and a key testing ground for their international expansion, as they try to rebrand as more than just sellers of cheap handsets. Xiaomi Technology - the fast-growing No. 3 global smartphone...
  • Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang to host PM Modi with high-profile events on China visit 3 days ago

    Beijing: Pillars of India's soft power such as Buddhism and Yoga will take centre stage during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China next month as President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang will join him at some high-profile events tracing the roots of cultural links between the two countries. While...
  • Three golfers tied for lead after first round at Volvo China Open 3 days ago

    Shanghai: Most golfers at the Volvo China Open had trouble keeping their approach shots from flying off the firm greens at Tomson Golf Course on Thursday. For a trio of European Tour veterans playing some of their best golf at the moment, the difficult conditions didn't pose too much of a...
  • Dozens of dinosaur eggs found at construction site in China 4 days ago

    Beijing: The Chinese city that holds the world record for largest number of dinosaur eggs has added to its collection after dozens more were unearthed at a construction site, state media reported. A nest containing 43 dinosaur egg fossils was found in the city of Heyuan in southern China's Guangdong...
  • India not worried over Pakistan-China economic corridor: Envoy 4 days ago

    Peshawar: India is not worried over the USD 46-billion economic corridor between Pakistan and China as an economically strong Pakistan would bring regional stability, India's envoy said on Wednesday, underlining the need to remove misperception and restore mutual trust between the two nations. Indian High Commissioner TCA Raghavan, addressing a meeting...
  • Xi Jinping to create home town bonhomie with Narendra Modi in ancient Xian 5 days ago

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping looks to replicate the warm and unconventional welcome extended to him by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to India when the Indian leader arrives in Beijing next month on his first visit to China. Modi will begin his three-day China sojourn by arriving in...
  • Solar plane lands in east China ahead of most ambitious leg 5 days ago

    Beijing: Solar Impulse 2 landed late on Tuesday in the Chinese city of Nanjing, finishing the sixth stage of its landmark 12-leg quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun. With pilot Bertrand Piccard at the controls, the pioneering single-seater aircraft touched down at 11:31 pm (1531 GMT), after...
  • Pakistan, China are true brothers, says Nawaz Sharif 5 days ago

    Despite India's concerns, China has struck a $46 billion deal with Pakistan to construct an economic corridor through Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Pakistam Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said, "Pakistan and China are true brothers. Pakistan is united in having strong ties with China. Pakistan-China economic corridor is a product of joint...
  • Pakistan stood by us when China was isolated on world stage: Xi Jinping 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Islamabad stood by Beijing at a time when it stood isolated on the world stage, said visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping during his address to a joint session of Pakistan's Parliament on Tuesday. Xi extended best wishes to the "brotherly people of Pakistan" on behalf of the 1.3 billion people...
  • Pakistan made error in ignoring terror sanctuaries: Riaz Khokhar 6 days ago

    Beijing: Pakistan made an "error" in ignoring terrorist sanctuaries in its tribal areas and China's concerns about Xinjiang militants holed up in the country are valid, a senior Pakistani diplomat said on Monday. "Pakistan made an error in ignoring the presence of numerous sanctuaries in the tribal areas, virtually losing the...
  • The name of the proposed China-Pakistan think tank is so bad that we can't mention it here 6 days ago

    Pakistan and China, according to pakistantoday.com.pk, have decided to start a think tank for the benefit of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, called 'Research and Development International'. And while the name of this think tank is seemingly harmless, it is the acronym that takes the cake. 'Research and Development International' has the...
  • China wants to promote Indo-Pak peace talks amid Xi Jinping 's visit 6 days ago

    Beijing: China on Monday said its role in ties between India and Pakistan is to "promote peace talks" between them that will benefit all parties in the region, as Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into Islamabad on his maiden visit to boost their "all-weather" strategic ties. China also said it will...
  • India monitoring China-Pakistan military cooperation: Navy chief RK Dhowan 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan on Monday said India was 'monitoring' the military tie-up between China and Pakistan, including the pact expected to be signed for strengthening the naval power of the western neighbour during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Islamabad. "We continuously monitor the threat perception,...
  • India close to picking candidate for New Development Bank 6 days ago

    Washington: India is in the "final stages" of nominating candidate for the President's post of the USD 100-billion New Development Bank (NDB) to be headquartered in Shanghai, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has informed fellow members of the five-nation BRICS bloc. "As regards the President of the...
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping to launch economic corridor link in Pakistan, invest $46 billion 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Chinese president Xi Jinping is due in Pakistan on Monday where he will launch $46 billion (31 billion pounds) in projects linking the old allies, a figure that far exceeds US spending in Pakistan and underscores China's projection of power in Asia. The infrastructure and energy projects are aimed at...
  • XI Jinping vows to strengthen ties between China, Pakistan 1 week ago

    Ahead of his two-day state visit to Pakistan, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that his first visit to the country is like visiting the home of a brother. Calling Pakistan an all-weather friend, Jinping vowed to strengthen ties between the two countries. ...
  • Pakistan trip like visiting home of 'own brother': Xi Jinping 1 week ago

    Beijing: President Xi Jinping on Sunday said his first trip to Pakistan is like visiting the home of his "own brother" as he vowed to firm up China's strategic ties with its all-weather friend by making progress on various fronts, including the USD 46 billion bilateral economic corridor. "This will be...