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Time runs out for Charlie as parents drop their legal battle


City guideline to preserve buildings

SHANGHAI is to set up special funds for historic building protection and urban revamping as part of efforts to better protect the city’s...


Red alert issued as residents seek escape from a record heatwave

THIS year’s second red heatwave alert was issued yesterday, with the mercury hitting 40.2 degrees Celsius in downtown Shanghai. Yesterday...


Caught on camera not giving way

A TOTAL of 1,110 drivers have been caught on the city’s traffic police cameras since March for not giving way to vehicles or pedestrians...


44 Chinese arrested in Thailand

A GANG of 44 people from China have been arrested in Thailand for running an elaborate phone scam that conned scores of victims out...


Party leaders stress economic stability in 2nd half of the year

CHINA will continue “seeking progress while maintaining stability” for its economic work in the second half of the year, according...


India warned over troops incursion

INDIA has been urged to immediately withdraw all troops that have illegally entered China, with a defense ministry spokesman stating...


IMF revises up China’s growth view for 2017/18

THE International Monetary Fund yesterday revised up China’s growth forecast for 2017 and 2018 to 6.7 percent and 6.4 percent respectively,...


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Didi, SoftBank invest US$2b in Grab

CHINA’S leading ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing has co-led the latest financing round of Southeast Asia’s leading...


Greece eyes 1st return to bond market in 3 years

GREECE will make its first return to the debt market in three years today, testing the waters to see if it can...


China’s FMCG sales post rebound in Q2

SALES of fast moving consumer goods in China in the second quarter rebounded from a sluggish performance in previous...


IMF revises up China’s growth view for 2017/18

THE International Monetary Fund yesterday revised up China’s growth forecast for 2017 and 2018 to 6.7 percent and...


Alibaba forms Malaysian payment JV

ALIBABA’S financial affiliate Ant Financial Services Group and Malaysia’s second-biggest bank, CIMB Group Hildings...

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Red alert issued as residents seek escape from a record heatwave Red alert issued as residents seek escape from a record heatwave

THIS year’s second red heatwave alert was issued yesterday, with the mercury hitting 40.2 degrees Celsius in downtown...


City guideline to preserve buildings City guideline to preserve buildings

SHANGHAI is to set up special funds for historic building protection and urban revamping as part of efforts to...


Caught on camera not giving way Caught on camera not giving way

A TOTAL of 1,110 drivers have been caught on the city’s traffic police cameras since March for not giving way to...


Scientists find rare finless porpoise pod Scientists find rare finless porpoise pod

SHANGHAI Ocean University researchers have found a stable pod of the endangered Yangtze finless porpoise in the...


That milk tea may be harming your health That milk tea may be harming your health

SOME milk tea contains unhealthily high levels of sugar, trans fatty acids and caffeine, the city’s consumer rights...


Environmental violations almost double this year Environmental violations almost double this year

TWENTY companies in Shanghai have been fined on a daily basis in the first half of the year for ignoring official...

Latest Poll

The shared-bike craze has gripped many Chinese cities. While people enjoy the convenience brought by the traditional mode of transport, the two wheelers have also become a headache for urban management. Sidewalks are occupied by heaps of messily-parked bikes. Worse, some people are carrying passengers on the single-seat bikes! Authorities have now banned bikes in some downtown areas of Shanghai. What do you think? Related story »





National

Groundwater table set to rise again

BEIJING’S groundwater table is likely to rise for a second year thanks to increased rainfall, curbs on excessive...


Birds battle locust menace in Xinjiang

AN army of birds and chickens has been mobilized in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to combat...

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Feature

All hellzapoppin’ in the orbit of tasty snack choices

WHETHER sweet, salty or spicy, snacks provide those small comforts of life that hit the spot when we are peckish,...


Limoux a perfect companion for a Chinese snack

ISACS is the founder and CEO of EnjoyGourmet, a leading gourmet digital (www.enjoygourmet.com.cn) and print media...

World

26 dead as blast hits police team in Pakistan

A SUICIDE bomber struck near a police team in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore yesterday, killing at least...


Japan eyes ‘telework’ to reform work ethos

JAPAN yesterday launched a scheme to promote “telework,” or working from home, in an effort to ease congestion...


Sri Lanka battles dengue crisis after 290 people die

SRI Lanka said yesterday it was intensifying its war on dengue fever, with schools to shut across the island to...

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Greats salute Spieth’s Open triumph

Golf’s greatest names hailed Jordan Spieth’s dramatic triumph at the British Open at Royal Birkdale on Sunday as...


Hall of Fame coach dies

JOHN Kundla, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA titles before the team moved to Los...


Sharks extend Fredette’s contract by 2 years

THE Shanghai Sharks yesterday announced a two-year extension of its contract with American point guard Jimmer Fredette. Fredette...


Monaco’s Mendy moves to City

Monaco full-back Benjamin Mendy yesterday signed a mega five-year contract with Manchester City making him the...


Inter shuts out Lyon in preseason Nanjing friendly

A BUMPY pitch and hot weather took the shine off Inter Milan’s 1-0 victory over Olympique Lyonnais last night in...

Native Title Act changes stuck amid stand-off between major parties

Native Title Act changes the Government declared urgent in February will not pass Parliament until...


Morrison reveals company tax cut 'blowout'

The Federal Government's full company tax plan will cost the budget more than $15 billion per...


Spirit of Tasmania crash in Melbourne could have been avoided: report

An accident which saw the Spirit of Tasmania II crash into a pier at Port Melbourne with 120 passengers...


Former PM John Howard 'uneasy' about bank tax

Former prime minister John Howard has expressed concerns about a multi-billion-dollar hit on Australia's...


Extra $2b for poles and wires has Premier hinting at budget boost

NSW Government says it has raised billions of dollars more than expected from the privatisation...


Who will bear the cost of the bank tax?

Opinion is divided over who will bear the costs of the Government's new bank tax, but it can...

 

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