ZTE plans to open handset R&D centre in India

ZTE plans to open handset R&D centre in IndiaShanghai: Betting big on the burgeoning affordable handset market in India, Chinese telecom major ZTE today said it plans to set up a new R&D centre dedicated to mobile phones.

The firm will also launch six new smartphones this year to tap the multi-billion dollar opportunity in India.

ZTE will price the smartphones between Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 catering to entry, mid and high-end segments.

Walmart removes tainted donkey meat from stores in China

Walmart removes tainted donkey meat from stores in ChinaShanghai, Jan 4 - Walmart over the past few days has removed from its stores in the Chinese city of Jinan several batches of donkey meat, when it was found that it was being sold fraudulently mixed with undeclared meat from other animals.

After a series of DNA tests, it was found that the donkey meat, a normal dish in the eastern province of Shandong, was mixed with flesh from other animals, including fox meat, China Daily said Friday.

Saina aims top-5 return at China Open

Saina-NehwalShanghai, Nov 9 : Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will aim to make a return to the women's singles top five in world rankings at the China Open Super Series Premier which will be held here from Nov 12-17.

World No. 7 Saina, who will open her campaign against a qualifier, has been troubled by injuries this year. She had to withdraw from last years’ China Open due to a knee injury and will be hoping to make a mark this year at the $350,000 fifth and final Super Series Premier of the year.

Saina seeded 6th at China Open

Saina-NehwalShanghai, Nov 8 : Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded sixth at the $350,000 China Open Super Series Premier to be held at the Yuan Shen Gymnasium here from Nov 12-17.

Saina is the only Indian who is seeded at the Tier-II tournament.

Other Indian shuttlers who will participate in the event are Arundhati Pantawane in women's singles and Parupalli Kashyap and Ajay Jayaram in men's singles.

Others will try to qualify for the main draw. (IANS)

Johnson takes control at WGC-HSBC Champions

Dustin-JohnsonShanghai, Nov 2 : United States golfer Dustin Johnson remained in the driver's seat despite carding two double bogeys to sign for a third round six-under-par 66 at the WGC-HSBC Champions here Saturday.

The American Ryder Cup star compiled a three-day total of 18-under-par 198 to take a three-shot lead over defending champion Ian Poulter of England who surged into contention with a 63.

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell trailed Poulter by a single shot after a spectacular 64 saw him take third place at the $8.5 million showpiece.

Forbes China rich list has 168 billionaires

Wang-JianlinShanghai, Oct 17 : The 2013 edition of the Forbes China Rich List has identified a record 168 billionaires in the country.

According to the list published Wednesday, the number of billionaires in China surpassed the previous high of 113 from last year, and the total fortune of the 400 richest people in the country has topped 3.4746 trillion yuan ($570 billion), a 35 percent increase from last year, Xinhua reported.

Over the past decade, China has become home to one of the world's fastest-growing billionaire populations - a status reinforced by this year's Forbes list gains.

Djokovic outplays Tsonga to reach Shanghai final

Novak-DjokovicShanghai, Oct 12 : Defending champion and top seed Novak Djokovic reached the final of the Shanghai Rolex Masters with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over seventh seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France here Saturday.

The Serb will take on either World No. 1 Rafael Nadal or sixth seed Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, who play their semifinal later Saturday, reports Xinhua.

If the Spaniard wins, the final will be the 39th meeting of the Nadal-Djokovic rivalry, which is the most in the Open Era. The two last met in last week's China Open title match, which Djokovic won 6-3, 6-4.

Federer, Ferrer knocked out of Shanghai Masters

David-Ferrer-Roger-FedererShanghai, Oct 10 : Third seed David Ferrer and fifth seed Roger Federer were shocked at the Shanghai Rolex Masters third round here Thursday.

Federer won a tense tiebreak of the second set but still slumped to a 4-6, 7-6(5), 3-6 loss to Frenchman Gael Monfils after two hours and nine minutes, reports Xinhua.

Federer, 32, is battling to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals for the 12th consecutive year.

Federer recovered from a 3-5 deficit in the second set to force a tiebreak. He went on to win four straight points from 3-5 in the tiebreak to level the match.

Nadal eyes record Masters title at Shanghai

Rafael-NadalShanghai, Oct 8 : World No. 1 Rafael Nadal looks forward the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament, seeking to win a record sixth ATP Tour Masters 1000 title of the season.

The 27-year-old currently leads the way with 26 Masters crowns, his closest challenger being Swiss mogul Roger Federer with 21. No male tennis player has won six Masters titles in a season.

"I consider the ATP World Tour Masters 1000s one of the toughest tournaments to play because if you are not playing well from the beginning, it is very difficult to be through," Nadal was quoted as saying by Xinhua Tuesday.

Hurdler Merritt gears up for new Diamond League season

Aries-MerrittShanghai, May 18 : American hurdler Aries Merritt, who won his first Olympic gold in London and set a world record in the men's 110m hurdles last year, has geared up for the 2013 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League Shanghai leg.

"I will try to start the season in my best form and hopefully I'll be in my best so I won't disappoint the fans that come to watch the competition," said Merritt, 27, here Friday, reports Xinhua.

Merritt began the 2012 campaign by altering his approach to the first hurdle from eight to seven steps.

Penalty sends Webber to back of grid

Mark-WebberShanghai, April 13 : Red Bull's Formula 1 driver Mark Webber will start Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit from the back of the grid after the stewards found that he did not have enough fuel in his car for the mandatory one-litre post-qualifying sample.

The Australian had initially qualified in 14th after being told over the radio by his team to park his car midway through Q2. Red Bull later confirmed that the stoppage was caused by a fuel bowser problem that led to 3 kg of fuel not being delivered to Webber's RB9.

Force Indias to start 11th, 13th

Force-IndiaShanghai, April 13 : The two Force India cars will start 11th and 13th at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix after failing to qualify for Q3 here at the Shanghai International Circuit Saturday.

After easily making it into Q2, Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil clocked 1:36.287 and 1:36.405, respectively. Britain's di Resta had made it into the top-10 when he crossed the finish line in Q2 but other drivers pushed him out after completing their flying laps.

Di Resta seemed pleased with his result considering the difficulties during practice.

Chinese GP: Massa quickest in second practice

Felipe-MassaShanghai, April 12 : Ferrari's Felipe Massa set the pace in the second practice session at the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix here Friday.

With tyre degradation again looking high, the Brazilian took advantage of a short run on soft tyres to set the best time of one minute, 35.340 seconds.

Kimi Raikkonen was second fastest for Lotus in 1:35.492, while Massa's teammate Fernando Alonso third at 1:35.755.

Nico Rosberg, who set the fastest time for Mercedes in the first practice earlier Friday, was fourth in 1:35.819. Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber came fifth in 1:36.092 while his teammate Sebastian Vettel was 10th quickest with

Team orders need to be respected, say Force India drivers

Adrian-Sutil-Paul-di-RestaShanghai, April 11 : Force India drivers Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta are fine with team orders in Formula 1.

Their comments come after Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel ignored team orders and overtook teammate Mark Webber to win the Malaysian Grand Prix March 24. The incident resulted in a big controversy with some raising questions on Vettel's act of defiance.

McLaren enter partnership with Gillette

Mclaren-GilletteShanghai, April 11 : McLaren Mercedes and Gillette, the world's leading men's shaving and lifestyle brand, have agreed on a marketing partnership that will kick off at this weekend's Formual 1 Chinese Grand Prix here.

McLaren Mercedes team principal Martin Whitmarsh said: "As one of the most successful teams in Formula 1, McLaren has a long history of attracting and partnering with the world's top brands.

Force India say wheel nut issue fixed

Force-IndiaShanghai, April 8 : Sahara Force India team principal Vijay Mallya Monday said his team has overcome the wheel nut issue ahead of the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix this weekend.

Wheel nut problem in both Force India cars during the Malaysia round caused the team's first double-retirement since Japan 2010.

It was a disappointing result for the Silverstone outfit which showed good pace in qualifying to go with its best ever start to a season in Melbourne.

China reports fourth bird flu death

H7N9-bird-fluShanghai, April 4 : Another person died of H7N9 bird flu in China's Shanghai cith Thursday, taking the total number of such deaths in the country to four, reports Xinhua.

Three suspected H7N9 cases were also reported in the city, said the Shanghai Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission Thursday.

The latest death case involved a 48-year-old man surnamed Chu, who was a native of Rugao in neighbouring Jiangsu province. The man was a poultry transporter.

He developed symptoms of coughing March 28. After having fever Monday, he went to a private clinic for treatment.

Suzuki release teaser images of ‘Authentics’ Concept ahead of Shanghai Auto Show

Suzuki release teaser images of ‘Authentics’ Concept ahead of Shanghai Auto ShowClose on the heels of its recent announcement about the unveiling of the `Authentics' small sedan concept at the forthcoming 2013 Shanghai Auto Show later this month, Japanese automaker Suzuki has now released two teaser images of the `Authentics' Concept.

Chinese company sues Apple over patent dispute

Apple-siriShanghai, March 28 : A Chinese company has sued Apple Inc, accusing the US-based tech giant of intellectual property right infringement regarding software used in its popular Siri software.

Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co, the developer of voice-recognition technology Xiao i Robot, alleged that Siri infringed on its patent, especially relating to "a type of instant messaging chat robot system", reports Xinhua.

The Chinese company said its product can respond to requests in an intelligent way based on its artificial intelligence servers and databases.

900 dead pigs found in Shanghai river

900 dead pigs found in Shanghai riverShanghai, March 10 : Over 900 dead pigs were retrieved from Shanghai's Huangpu river Saturday after a large number of bodies were found floating in the water, authorities said.

These pigs were spotted in the Songjiang section, the upstream of the Huangpu river and a drinking water source for Shanghai residents, reported Xinhua citing the city's water supplies bureau.

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