Guangzhou

  • Lin upsets Vinci in first round of Guangzhou Open 20 hours 41 minutes ago

    Guangzhou: Lin Zhu of China advanced to the second round of the Guangzhou Open by beating sixth-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-3, 7-6 (7) Monday. Shahar Peer of Israel, the 2009 champion, also advanced. She defeated Pauline Parmentier of France 7-6 (8), 6-3 and will meet second-seeded Alize Cornet of France....
  • An elevator that can zip you from the first floor to the 95th in 43 seconds at 72 km per hour! April 26, 2014

    London: Forget the world's tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa in Dubai. This elevator in China will take you to the 95th floor in flat 43 seconds! Japanese multinational Hitachi is building two elevators in a 111-floor new skyscraper in Guangzhou, southern China that can zip from the first floor to the 95th...
  • Bayern make light work of Guangzhou at Club World Cup December 18, 2013

    Munich: Bayern Munich made predictably light work of Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande, dispatching the Chinese side 3-0 in their Club World Cup semi-final and hitting the woodwork five times on Tuesday. Guangzhou, coached by Italy World Cup winner Marcello Lippi, held out for 40 minutes, gifted the European champions two soft...
  • PV Sindhu elated after making history in BWF World Championships August 12, 2013

    Shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was pleased with her overall performance despite going down to Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon 21-10, 21-3 in the semi-final of the BWF World Championships in Guangzhou, China on Saturday. Sindhu had already scripted history when she upset former world No. 1 Wang Shixian of China 21-18, 21-16 in...
  • As it happened: PV Sindhu in World Badminton Championship semis August 10, 2013

    13:39 PV Sindhu has to settle with a Bronze medal at BWF World Championships 2013 as he loses her semi-final match against Thailand's Ratchanok 10-21, 13-21. 13:36 Good drop point by Thai. Sindhu has no answer to her. She would have hoped to give better fight than this. 11-17. 13:33 Sindhu...
  • Saina, Kashyap exit at quarter-final stage of World Badminton C'ships August 9, 2013

    Guangzhou: India's hopes of a historic medal tally at the BWF World Championships took a beating on Friday with Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap both exiting at the quarter-final stage. Saina was beaten 23-21, 21-9 by South Korean Yeon Ju Bae, who has been seeded 13th in the event, while...
  • Saina Nehwal gets easy draw in World Championships July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal has been handed a relatively easy draw in the women's singles section at the upcoming World Badminton Championships, scheduled to be held in Guangzhou from August 5 to 11. World No. 3 Saina has got a bye in the first round and...
  • SpiceJet set to make China debut January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Expanding its international network, no-frill carrier SpiceJet is set to make its debut in the Chinese sky with the launch of its service from Delhi to southern China's Guangzhou city from February. SpiceJet would fly on Guangzhou-Delhi route four days a week and commercial flights on this route...
  • China opens world's longest fast train line December 26, 2012

    Beijing: China on December 26 opened the world's longest high-speed rail line that more than halves the time required to travel from the country's capital in the north to Guangzhou, an economic hub in southern China. The opening of the 2,298 kilometer (1,428 mile)-line was commemorated by the 9 am...
  • Jackie Chan in trouble for bragging about his guns December 19, 2012

    Beijing: Hollywood superstar Jackie Chan has landed in trouble over his remarks that he carried guns and grenades in the past for personal protection from gangsters as police wants to investigate his claims and verify his gun licenses. Cops say that they plan to follow up on the claims made by...
  • Mumbai: Limit the number of cars you buy? August 2, 2012

    Mumbai: Traffic congestion, ever-increasing pollution and lack of parking space-Mumbai’s traffic problems are endless. From widening roads to encouraging people to use public transport, experts and analysts have numerous suggestions to improve the city’s traffic situation. A media report said that in Guangzhou, one of the largest cities in China,...
  • In pics: Asian Games Day 13 November 25, 2010

    Paula Cristina Pereira Carion lands a kick on Gaukhar Chaikuzova during their women's +68 kg karate bronze medal match. (AP Photo)Afghanistan team members celebrate after winning their match against Pakistan. (AP Photo)
Iran's Ahmadreza Talebian celebrates after winning the men's single kayak 1000 meter race at the 16th Asian Games. (AP Photo)
  • J-K girl to sing at Asiad closing ceremony November 24, 2010

    Jammu: India will be well represented in true Bollywood style at the closing ceremony of the Asian Games in Guangzhou. Forget the stapled visa row, forget diplomatic sparring over Tawang as the honour of representing India will go to an artiste from Jammu and Kashmir. With a flavour of Bollywood and Chinese...
  • MK Kaushik back as Indian men's hockey coach September 17, 2008

    New Delhi: Maharaj Krishan Kaushik is back as the coach of Indian men's hockey team. Harinder Singh, Ramandeep Singh and Romeo James have been named as Kaushik's assistants while AK Bansal has been appointed coach of the junior team. Kaushik will be in charge of the team till the 2010 Guangzhou...
  • Manchester United arrive in Guangzhou July 26, 2007

    New Delhi: Manchester United were met by a posse of dedicated fans as they arrived in Guangzhou on Wednesday evening for the latest stage of their Far East tour. Fans travelled to the south-western city and crowded outside the team's hotel armed with banners to wait for their arrival and seek...
  • Asian Games end with Arabian tales December 16, 2006

    Doha: A poignant cultural extravaganza depicting the enchanting Arabic stories of genies and sultans complete with breath-taking visual effects and spectacular fireworks brought the curtains down on the XVth Asian Games in Doha on Friday night. The President of the Olympic Council of Asia Sheik Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah formally declared the...