29 June 2017
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21/06/2017 07:25

China's dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours

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A notorious Chinese dog meat festival opened on Wednesday with butchers hacking up slabs of canines and cooks frying the flesh, despite rumours that authorities would impose a ban this year.

21/06/2017 04:36

Looking back: The Hong Kongers who left

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In the years leading up to the return of Hong Kong to China by Britain in 1997, thousands of residents fearful of the future under Beijing jumped ship to start a new life abroad.

19/06/2017 19:36

NFL Super Bowl hero Brady dreams of playing in China

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, a five-time Super Bowl champion on a promotional tour in Asia, says he hopes to play an NFL game in China before his career ends.

06/06/2017 10:37

China giants set for blockbuster AFC Champions League quarter-final

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Two-time winners Guangzhou Evergrande were drawn against Shanghai SIPG in a blockbuster, all-Chinese AFC Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.

31/05/2017 14:43

Elkeson seals all-Chinese grudge match in AFC Champions League

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Brazilian striker Elkeson scored once and forced an own goal as Shanghai SIPG downed Chinese rivals Jiangsu Suning 3-2 to reach the AFC Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.

31/05/2017 02:53

Hong Kong, Shanghai return to lead most Asia markets higher

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Hong Kong and Shanghai investors returned from public holidays with healthy gains Wednesday, leading a broad advance across Asian markets after forecast-beating Chinese factory data lifted hopes for the world's number two economy.

24/05/2017 15:02

Hulk flexes muscles in all-Chinese clash

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Brazilian forward Hulk scored one goal and set up another as Shanghai SIPG won a megabucks all-Chinese clash 2-1 against Jiangsu Suning in the AFC Champions League's last 16 on Wednesday.

24/05/2017 03:31

China rating cut hits Shanghai stocks but other Asia markets rise

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Shanghai and Hong Kong stocks tumbled Wednesday after Moody's cut its rating on China warning about its growing debt mountain, but most other Asian markets edged up following a positive lead from the US and Europe.

14/05/2017 03:58

US-China trade pact: a Trump triumph or rehashed news?

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The new trade agreement unveiled Friday between China and the United States is yet another olive branch from the Trump White House to Beijing, but some skeptics wonder how long the cooperative tone will last.

13/05/2017 19:39

China hosts summit on new Silk Road

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China opens on Sunday a summit to promote its massive global trade infrastructure project, highlighting Beijing's ambitions to spearhead a new era of globalisation as Washington shifts toward inward-looking policies.

13/05/2017 15:16

Elaine Thompson blazes to year's fastest 100m

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Olympic champion Elaine Thompson clocked the fastest 100m of the season at the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday to bolster her claim as sprint favourite for this year's world championships.

12/05/2017 04:20

Chopstick tips as Aussie rules takes on China

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Australia's biggest spectator sport, Aussie rules football, will attempt to win fans in China this weekend when Port Adelaide Power and the Gold Coast Suns play a "historic" competitive game in Shanghai.

10/05/2017 13:19

Wanderers down SIPG as AFC Champions League last-16 settled

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Western Sydney Wanderers pinched only their second win of this season's AFC Champions League with a late winner over big-spending Shanghai SIPG in their final group game in Sydney on Wednesday.

10/05/2017 04:31

'No evidence' of Hulk wrongdoing in Chinese Super League punch row

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A Chinese football official has said there is no evidence that Shanghai SIPG striker Hulk broke any rules after the Brazilian was accused of punching a rival team's coach.

09/05/2017 15:17

China says it tested new missile in northeastern sea

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China has recently tested a new type of guided missile in a northeastern sea near the Korean peninsula, the defence ministry said Tuesday, hours after South Korean elections and amid regional tensions.

09/05/2017 08:58

Macron victory is «good news» for trade-reliant Asia: IMF

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Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French presidential election is «good news» for trade-reliant Asia as it eases fears of rising protectionism in Europe, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday.

08/05/2017 07:47

Hulk denies punch, says «I like Chinese people»

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Shanghai SIPG's Brazilian striker Hulk insisted he likes and respects «all of the Chinese people» as he rejected claims of a racially motivated assault on an assistant coach in the Chinese Super League.

08/05/2017 04:46

China's April exports rise but slow from March

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Chinese exports rose for the second consecutive month in April, official data showed on Monday, boosted by improving global demand but the increase was slower than the previous month.

05/05/2017 14:42

Costa should ignore China talk, says Chelsea boss Conte

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Antonio Conte has warned Diego Costa to ignore speculation about a potential move to the lucrative Chinese Super League and focus on firing Chelsea to the Premier League title.

05/05/2017 08:33

China, Japan, South Korea to jointly combat financial instability

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East Asia's three biggest economies vowed Friday to work together to help prevent market instability as tensions run high over Pyongyang's weapons programmes.

05/05/2017 07:59

China's Tianjin denies Costa transfer report

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China Super League club Tianjin Quanjin have denied reports they signed Chelsea striker Diego Costa for a record-breaking 90 million euros ($99 million).

05/05/2017 07:09

Syngenta shareholders accept ChemChina offer

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Shareholders in Swiss pesticide and seed giant Syngenta have accepted the company's takeover by state-owned ChemChina, the companies said Friday, which would be the biggest overseas acquisition by a Chinese firm.

05/05/2017 06:17

Made-in-China jet takes maiden flight

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The first large made-in-China passenger plane took off on its maiden test flight Friday, marking a key milestone on the country's ambitious journey to compete with the world's leading aircraft makers.

24/04/2017 13:06

China basketball fans bid fond farewell to Stephon Marbury

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Chinese fans penned hundreds of heartfelt social media messages of support on Monday for Stephon Marbury after learning the ex-NBA star would be dropped from his adopted team, the Beijing Shougang Ducks.

22/04/2017 08:31

China's first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab

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China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, successfully completed docking with an orbiting space lab on Saturday, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center said.

22/04/2017 07:56

Imitation Game: China carmakers ape foreign brands at Shanghai show

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then global carmakers are basking in the compliments at Shanghai's auto show, where some Chinese-made models bear striking resemblances to famous foreign brands.

21/04/2017 12:33

Trump invokes national security to probe US steel imports

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President Donald Trump on Thursday invoked national security to order a probe into US steel imports -- a move that risks trade blowback from steel-making...

21/04/2017 06:48

Tevez defends Disney jaunt that angered fans

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Carlos Tevez, the world's highest-paid footballer, has defended his visit to Disneyland while missing a game for Shanghai Shenhua due to injury, and appeared to scotch rumours of an imminent return to Argentina's Boca Juniors.

21/04/2017 06:42

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to «Asia Olympics»

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Online retail giant Alibaba Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21/04/2017 00:56

Busy harvest time in China's bamboo forests

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It's springtime in the bamboo-forested hills surrounding eastern China's Lin'an city, and that means busy mornings of harvesting, packing and selling tonnes of the edible bamboo shoots that the region is famous for.

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