China’s Premier Li Keqiang travels to India for his first foreign visit since taking office, with border tensions and trade topping the agenda.
Deadly storms are sweeping across southern China, killing more than 50 people and leaving 14 missing
Flooding and landslides across nine southern Chinese provinces leave more than 50 people dead and 14 missing, officials say.
PARIS: Defending world champion Zhang Jike shook off the challenge of Brazil’s Gustavo Tsuboi to safely advance to the third round of the World Table Tennis Championships in Paris.
Chinese star Zhang, also the Olympic title-holder, was made to labour initially against an opponent ranked 75 places below him before easing to an 11-9, 13-15, 11-6, 11-5, 11-7 victory.
The reward for Zhang is a third-round showdown with compatriot Fan Zhendong, the world number 38, who was taken the distance by Portugal’s Joao Monteiro before scraping through in the deciding game.
Top-ranked Xu Xin cruised into the last-32 after dismantling Sweden’s Par Gerell 11-5, 11-3, 11-7, 11-7 to set up a meeting with Portuguese Tiago Apolonia.
Reigning World Cup champion and second-seed Ma Long breezed past his second-round opponent Wang Zengyi of Poland 11-8, 11-2, 11-9, 11-5, while 2009 world championship gold medallist Wang Hao dropped just one game as he brushed aside Cheung Yuk of Hong Kong 11-5, 11-4, 6-11, 11-4, 11-3.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 18th, 2013.
CNN’s David McKenzie reports on the growing Chinese investment in Greece.
The decision to grant permanent observer status to China and five other nations by the Arctic Council meeting in Sweden Wednesday reflects the heightened interest by some of the world’s most powerful economies in an area rich in oil, gas, minerals, fish and new transport possibilities.
The EU warns it may investigate claims that Chinese telecom firms have been paid subsidies, allowing them to flood markets with cheap equipment.
Four months before the Tiananmen crackdown in 1989, a woman fired a gun in China’s National Art Gallery — all in the name of art.