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Chinese president’s son linked to multi-million pound African corruption probe

Chinese president’s son linked to multi-million pound African corruption probeShanghai, July 18 : Hu Haifeng, a Chinese businessman and the eldest son of Chinese President Hu Jintao, has been linked to a multi-million pound African corruption probe and faces questioning in connection with the investigation.

Haifeng was the president of the state-owned Chinese company Nuctech until last year, from where three people have been arrested on charges of fraud, corruption and bribery for involving in a government contract, The Telegraph reports.

Hockey girls set to fly for U-18 Asia Cup

Hockey girls set to fly for U-18 Asia CupThe confident members of under-18 girl Indian hockey team have been set to leave for the Under-18 Asia Cup, which will be held at Shanghai, China from July 20 to 26.

On Friday morning, Indian team departed from the SAI Sub-Centre at Lucknow to Delhi from where they will flew to Shanghai on Saturday.

Total seven teams have been participating in the tournament, and India has been placed with China, Sri Lanka and Thailand in the Pool ‘A’, while Pakistan, South Korea and Japan have been placed in the Pool ‘B’.

Shanghai firm rolls out antiviral drug to combat swine flu

Shanghai firm rolls out antiviral drug to combat swine fluShanghai, June 27 : A pharmaceutical company in Shanghai has rolled out the first batch of antiviral drugs to combat Influenza A (H1N1) virus, which is responsible for the swine flu pandemic around the world.

The Shanghai Pharmaceutical (Group) Co. Ltd. has manufactured 256,000 Oseltamivir Phosphate Capsules, after all the quality tests required were passed.

Chinese net-addict teenagers given electric shocks as treatment

ChinaShanghai, June 7 : In a bid to prevent Internet addiction of their children, Chinese parents are turning towards electro-shock therapy at a clinic that claims they will be “reborn” free of the obsession.

However, the harsh methods used by the clinic have caused an outcry among 3000 teenagers, who have been subjected to this odd treatment, The Sunday Times reports.

At Dr Yang Yonxin’s clinic, there are at least 100 young inmates.

Germany held 1-1 in China friendly

Germany held 1-1 in China friendlyShanghai  - Under-strength Germany were held to a 1-1 draw in a friendly football international in China on Friday.

Hao Junmin opened the scoring for the hosts in the fifth minute, with Germany responding two minutes later from Lukas Podolski for what turned out to be the final score in Shanghai.

While lively China threatened on several occasions for the winner, Germany's only other notable chance was a free-kick from Thomas Hitzlsperger on the hour.

Kahn: Germany needs bigger football presence in Asia

Kahn: Germany needs bigger football presence in AsiaShanghai  - German football needs a bigger presence than Friday's friendly international in Shanghai to make an impact in China in particular and Asia in general, according to goalkeeping Legend Oliver Kahn.

"In Germany they always speak about it as an interesting market. But if you really want to penetrate it it's not good enough to play a match there, be it Bayern Munich or the national team," Kahn said.

"It is not that easy."

5 ancient tombs of Song and Ming Dynasties discovered in China

Shanghai, May 29 : An archaeological team has discovered five ancient tombs of the Song and Ming dynasties in Huai'an, east China's Jiangsu Province.

According to a report in Shanghai Daily, the burial sites were originally accidentally discovered by workers of local electricity supply department when they made the ground work to set up a power-supply tower, a member of the archaeological team said.

The history of the tombs dated back to Song Dynasty (960-1279) and Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), confirmed by the experts who studied the discoveries from inside the tombs.

Gomez hopes Bayern move will trigger goals for Germany

Gomez hopes Bayern move will trigger goals for Germany Shanghai - Striker Mario Gomez hopes his move to Bayern Munich will help end a 14-month goal drought for Germany when the national team takes on China on Friday.

"It certainly can't be a disadvantage that the decision has now been taken," Gomez told reporters Wednesday after the Germany squad arrived in Shanghai.

Gomez, 23, has not scored for Germany for 733 minutes, since netting twice in a 4-0 win in Switzerland on March 26, 2008, and was in poor form at the 2008 European Championships.

Madhavan’s ‘13B’ Nominated For Screening At Shanghai Festival

madhavanActor R. Madhavan is happy that his thriller "13B" will be screened during the 12th Shanghai International Film Festival.

The festival will commence from 13 June.

An elated Madhavan said, "I am going to Shanghai together with the film's debutant director for the screening of the film."

The Tamil version of "13B", called "Yavarum Nalam", also turned out to be a hit.

Bertone Mantide super car at Shanghai Motor Show

Shanghai, China - The Italian designer Bertone has a reputation for unique show cars and revealed its latest super car at the Shanghai Motor Show, the Stile Bertone Mantide, based on the new Corvette but with added aerodynamic features from aviation and Formula 1 racing.

The 6.2-litre V8 power package gives it an acceleration from zero to 100 km/h of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 321 km/h.

Bertone Mantide super car at Shanghai Motor Show

Shanghai, China - The Italian designer Bertone has a reputation for unique show cars and revealed its latest super car at the Shanghai Motor Show, the Stile Bertone Mantide, based on the new Corvette but with added aerodynamic features from aviation and Formula 1 racing.

The 6.2-litre V8 power package gives it an acceleration from zero to 100 km/h of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 321 km/h.

Jackie Chan, Yao Ming appointed ambassadors for Shanghai Expo

Jackie Chan, Yao Ming appointed ambassadors for Shanghai ExpoShanghai, May 1 : Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan and NBA star Yao Ming have been appointed promotion ambassadors for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo on Thursday.

"I will spare no efforts to pay close attention to the Expo and help promote it throughout the world," said Jackie Chan.

Yao Ming was quoted by the website as saying that as a native of Shanghai, he has always hoped that he could contribute to the event.

Vettel in command as Red Bull clinch one-two in China

Sebastian VettelShanghai  - Germany's Sebastian Vettel clinched a rain-soaked Chinese Formula One Grand Prix in commanding fashion ahead of team-mate Mark Webber in a Red Bull one-two in Shanghai on Sunday.

Overall leader Jenson Button, who had won the first two races of the season, had to make do with third place, with Brawn GP team-mate Rubens Barrichello fourth.

It was the second Grand Prix victory for 21-year-old Vettel who last season became the youngest race winner in F1 history when he won the Italian GP in Monza in a Toro Rosso. (dpa)

Zardari says non-state actors are threatening world peace

Asif Ali ZardariShanghai, Feb. 23 : Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the world is facing grave challenges imposed by non-state actors who are bent upon damaging world peace.

"We are not threatened by nations, but by the non-state actors," The News quoted Zardari, as saying.

Zardari said that the emergence of these elements, who have nothing to lose but everything to damage, was a new phenomenon, adding that Pakistan has been at the forefront of many worst international disputes and has managed to survive as a nation.

Shanghai tower is year''s best skyscraper

Shanghai tower is year''s best skyscraperChicago, Nov 21 : The Shanghai World Financial Center, which some describe as an elegant bottle opener, has been adjudged the world''s the best skyscraper. The tower is world’s second-tallest building.

“The simplicity of its form as well as its size dramatizes the idea of the skyscraper,” said Carol Willis of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, an international group of architects and engineers.

According to Xinhua news agency, the Shanghai tower was design by architectural firm Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, which was founded in New York and has offices worldwide.

Shanghai shares plunge by 6.3 per cent

Shanghai shares plunge by 6.3 per centBeijing - China's main stock market index lost more than 6 per cent of its value on Tuesday as investors followed Wall Street and regional markets by taking profits.

The key Shanghai Composite Index, which tracks shares traded in foreign and local currencies, closed at 1,902 points, down 6.31 per cent, after several days of large gains.

The smaller Shenzhen Composite Index fell by a similar margin as analysts blamed profit taking from a total rise of more than 10 per cent over the past week to Monday. (dpa)

Djokovic salvages his late-season with Shanghai finals spot

Shanghai - Novak Djokovic survived 55 unforced errors and missed 11 break points but scratched out a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 win over Gilles Simon on Saturday to move into the final of the Masters Cup.

Djokovic took treatment in the third set for a left calf muscle pull as he denied the dream of year-end debutant Simon, who claimed the last of the spots in the eight-man field when Rafael Nadal withdrew.

"It's the Masters Cup, best eight players in the world this year are here, it's a huge success for me to reach the final," said the Serb.

"My injury is nothing too serious. It was just cramping because of a lot of running and a lot of rallies we had. So I just had to treat it a little bit in order to end up the match."

Scratchy Djokovic manages win into Shanghai final

Novak DjokovicNew Shanghai - Novak Djokovic survived 55 unforced errors while missing on 11 break points to scratch out a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 win on Saturday into the final of the Masters Cup as he defeated Gilles Simon.

The Serb world number three will await an opponent from Andy Murray and Nikolay Davydenko.

The Scot was hoping for a recovery after spending three hours of drama in defeating Roger Federer 24 hours earlier while Davydenko was relatively rested for his bid at a first year-end final.

Beating Federer similar to winning Masters’ Cup: Murray

Shanghai, Nov. 15 : Britain’s Andy Murray has said that his triumph over Swiss Roger Federer in the quarter-finals of the Masters’ Cup here is as good as winning the title.

Murray who beat Federer 4-6 7-6 7-5 in a minute over three hours, now marches into the semi-finals of the Masters Cup.

Having beaten the Swiss superstar for the third time this year Murray was quoted by The Sun as saying: “It was a great match, probably one of the best I’ve ever been involved in. A win against Federer in a match like that is similar to winning the Masters Cup itself.”

“Psychologically, a win like that is going to be huge for me next time I play him — especially in big matches,” he added.

Murray beats Federer to send Simon to Shanghai semis

Murray beats Federer to send Simon to Shanghai semisShanghai - Roger Federer saved an heroic match points as he fought for his life only to fall from the group stage for the first time in his career at the Masters Cup to end the season on a disheartening note on Friday.

Andy Murray's 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 comeback win over the four-time champion lifted French debutant Gilles Simon into the weekend semi-finals along with the Scot.

Murray will play Nikolay Davydenko on Saturday while Simon faces Novak Djokovic.




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