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Aquatic games at ISPO Shanghai event

Visitors try aquatic games at the International Tradeshow for Sports Equipment and Fashion in Asia, which opened at Shanghai New International Expo Center yesterday. The three-day event, also known as ISPO Shanghai, has 354 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions to showcase their products and technologies.

Don’t shoot! I’m just an actor

Armed police officers arrest a “terrorist” yesterday during an exercise in the Pudong New Area. About 200 personnel, two assault boats, four armed vehicles and a helicopter from an anti-terrorist unit took part in the drill, which was staged to test the city’s capabilities in dealing with such a threat.

Lockdown after shots reports

Armed police officers secure a street in front of the Navy Yard facility in Washington yesterday. The key Navy site went on lockdown after reports of shots fired in the same building where a gunman killed 12 workers in a rampage two years ago.


France says ‘oui’ to chinese investors

FRENCH Prime Minister Manuel Valls promised Chinese investors “the best welcome in all of Europe” as his Beijing counterpart wrapped...


Crash pilot ‘shut down wrong engine’

THE pilot of a passenger plane that crashed in Taiwan killing 43 people shut down the aircraft’s only working engine, exclaiming: “Wow,...


Samsung, Oppo facing landmark lawsuits over pre-installed apps

THE Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission yesterday formally announced it has taken legal action against manufacturers Samsung...


Shares fall 3.5% as new moves seen inadequate

FOLLOWING stock plunges stretching back more than two weeks, regulators’ new measures aiming to restore market confidence seem to have...

China’s bourses set for IPOs of US$48b

Art and Culture

A politician’s house

A politician’s house

When I moved into a flat hidden down a lane on Wukang Road in 2009, a government...

Nation

11 dead in bus crash

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A man who was injured when a bus carrying 26 South Korean tourists crashed on...

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The fledglings who don’t want to leave the nest

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YANG Xuming is graduating this summer. But unlike her classmates at Shanghai...

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China’s bourses set for IPOs of US$48b

THE Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets are set to raise 300 billion yuan (US$48 billion) via initial public offerings...


Brighter future ahead for JLR at 5th China celebration

CELEBRATING its fifth anniversary in China where it achieved great success as a late-coming challenger, Jaguar...


Evergrande, Alibaba eying 1st listing for football club in Asia

China’s Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd are planning a stock market listing for...


Prudent policy stays, alert to risks

China will continue to implement a prudent monetary policy and at the same time guard against financial risks,...


Innovation’s share of GDP growth to rise

INNOVATION is set to contribute 35-50 percent of China’s total gross domestic product growth from 2015 to 2025...


Building of inter-city rail lines to begin

Construction on two intercity railways linking Beijing with neighboring Tianjin and Hebei Province will start by...


Huawei in UAE’s wireless project deal

China’s Huawei and Dubai-based Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co, known as Du, signed a memorandum of understanding...

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Disney resort bans use of selfie sticks

ANYONE planning to visit Shanghai Disneyland when it opens next year be warned: selfie sticks will not be allowed....


Embezzler gets 4 years

THE manager of a state-owned company has been sentenced to four years in prison for embezzling nearly 5 million...


Police investigate ‘suicide’

POLICE are investigating the probable suicide of an elderly man whose body was found on the ground near the IAPM...


Moving truck catches fire

A TRUCK carrying furniture and an electric bicycle burst into flames yesterday as it was traveling along the G1501...


Charging posts in demand

THE city’s electricity company said it received 181 applications to install electric car charging posts in the...


‘Stinky’ pig farm slated for closure

A PIG farm in Chongming island is facing closure after being found to have more than the permitted number of animals...


FTZ simplifies paperwork for foreign workers

THE government yesterday released details of changes to the application process for work permits, visas and related...

Latest Poll

The annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival has been a traditional carnival for local residents to get together with family and friends — and consume copious amounts of dog meat. Thousands of dogs are expected to end up on the chopping block during the festival, which has become increasingly controversial in China. Many well-off citizens have started to fight what it sees as barbarous abuse of man’s best friend. What do you think? Related story »





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Military spending ‘abuses’

An investigation into military spending over the past 18 months has found “long-standing abuses,” including illegally...


Police bust sellers of toxic salt

A GANG which sold more than 20,000 tons of industrial salt as table salt has been busted in Beijing, police said...


Chargers alert for airlines

Domestic airlines have been told to enhance security checks following three incidents involving portable chargers....

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High heels and the world of ceramics

For Lu Yunhua, high heels are the perfect feminine symbol, but the abstract artist has imagined and recreated them...


Managing fun while working hard

After 10 years working for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Hong Kong-born Andrew Chan exemplifies the ideal career...


Behind every successful film, there is a screenwriter

Stanley Kubrick famously said, “If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed....

World

More pain for dental patients in Sydney

Up to 11,000 Australian dental patients were urged to see their doctors yesterday over fears they may have been...


Swiss urged to extradite 7 jailed FIFA officials

The United States has asked Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in an investigation into a global...


BBC to cut 1,000 jobs as tablet replaces TV

The British Broadcasting Corporation will cut more than 1,000 jobs to cover a 150-million-pound (US$234.21 million)...


DSK remains popular despite scandals

He lost his job over a rape allegation and had the sordid details of his sex life laid bare in a prostitution trial,...

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Murray, Kvitova advance in cool conditions

THIS was more like a gentle workout than a grand slam match for Andy Murray. Bidding for his second Wimbledon title...


Love, Butler agree to stay put but Chandler moves

KEVIN Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will make Phoenix a new contender in the NBA’s...


Spanish federation chief quits

SPANISH tennis federation (RFET) president Jose Luis Escanuela opted to stand down yesterday, one day after he...


Pens land Kessel, Wings sign Green in early trade

Phil Kessel was traded from Toronto to Pittsburgh while Detroit signed goal-minded defenseman Mike Green as National...


Japan coach: Pressure off in final

THE pressure is off now that Japan gets the opportunity to defend its Women’s World Cup championship. And not even...


Pep: Basti can decide own future

BAYERN Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be given the choice of whether to stay or leave the Bundesliga...


Hangzhou terminates Troussier’s contract

Frenchman Philippe Troussier’s contract as head coach of Chinese Super League side Hangzhou Greentown has been...


Folau joins Top League

FULLBACK Israel Folau has taken quick advantage of his flexible Australian Rugby Union contract, announcing yesterday...

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'Cute black puppies' raised by villager for two years turn out endangered black bears

TWO Asian black bears mistakenly bred as “pet dogs” by a local villager for two years in Yunnan Province have been...


Kitten survives unhurt after being fed through shredder on industrial recycling machine

An abandoned kitten in UK had a lucky escape when the box it had been dumped in was fed into industrial machinery...


Huge crustacean caught in the English Channel has claws so big they could crush a man's wrist

THIS massive crab caught in the English Channel has claws so powerful they could crush a man's wrist. The giant...


Huge crustacean caught in the English Channel has claws so big they could crush a man's wrist

THIS massive crab caught in the English Channel has claws so powerful they could crush a man's wrist. The giant...



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