China's private airline buys 50 Boeing aircraft

China's private airline buys 50 Boeing aircraftGuangzhou (China), May 15 - China's Jiuyuan Airlines signed a deal with the Boeing Company to purchase 50 aircraft worth more than $6 billion.

The deal, signed Wednesday, is the largest purchase ever by a private Chinese airline.

The aircraft are expected to begin operations by 2020, reported Xinhua.

Jiuyuan Airlines, based in Guangzhou, China, got approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China in February and is expected to begin flights later this year. The budget carrier plans fares as low as $1.46.

Sindhu loses in semis, settles for bronze

P-V-SindhuGuangzhou, Aug 10 : Tenth seed P. V. Sindhu lost her women's singles semifinal match in straight games and had to settle for a bronze medal at the World Badminton Championships here Saturday.

World No. 3 Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand beat the 18-year-old 21-10, 21-13 in 36 minutes at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium to extend her head-to-head to 2-0 against Sindhu.

This is only the third instance, and first in women's singles, that an Indian will bring home a medal from the Worlds.

World Championships: Sindhu assures India of bronze

P-V-SindhuGuangzhou, Aug 9 : P. V. Sindhu assured India of at least a bronze medal in the World Badminton Championships Friday defeating former World No. 1 Shixian Wang in the women's singles quarterfinals event here.

The World No. 12 beat the seventh seeded Chinese 21-18, 21-17 in 55 minutes at Tianhe Indoor Stadium.

This will be only the third instance that an Indian will bring home a medal at the Worlds.

Prakash Padukone won the men's singles bronze in 1983 at Copenhagen while Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won another bronze in the women's doubles event in the last edition at London in 2011. (IANS)

Lin Dan beats Chen Long to enter semis at badminton Worlds

Lin-DanGuangzhou, Aug 9 : Badminton star Lin Dan of China beat teammate Chen Long in a close quarterfinal 21-13, 22-20 to reach the top four of men's singles at the badminton world championships here Friday.

Arguably the most decorated shuttler of all time, Lin returned to badminton after a year on the sidelines. He dropped to No. 286 in the newly-published world rankings and entered the tournament with a wild card, reports Xinhua.

World No. 2 Chen is obviously in the best form of his life at the moment. Therefore, the encounter between two Chinese shuttlers was keenly awaited.

Hong Kong, Guangzhou woo Indian investors to South China

Hong Kong, Guangzhou woo Indian investors to South ChinaBangalore, Oct 9 - Hong Kong and Guangzhou province have invited Indian investors and entrepreneurs to explore business opportunities in South China.

"As a renowned international financial centre in Asia, Hong Kong is a favourite destination for investments in the services sector, which accounts for about 90 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP)," state-run Hong Kong investment promotion director-general Simon Galpin told IANS.

Guangzhou’s one-dog policy stirs controversy among its citizens

Guangzhou’s one-dog policy stirs controversy among its citizensGuangzhou (China), June 18 : The Chinese city of Guangzhou has stirred controversy by implementing a one-dog policy.

Beginning July 1, each household can raise only one pooch.

The regulation won''t be grandfathered in, so families with two or more dogs will apparently have to decide which one gets to stay

"It''s a cruel regulation. These dogs are like family. How can you keep one and get rid of the others?" said Chen, who declined to give her full name.

Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Beijing to meet Chinese Vice President, not Premier

Guangzhou, June 5 : Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Beijing to meet Chinese Vice President, not PremierVisiting Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee's meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has been called off as the latter is actively involved with earthquake relief operations.

Mukherjee, who arrived here after completing his visit to Guangzhou, was scheduled to meet Jiabao. Alternatively, Mukherjee will call on Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping.

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