Gulf Times - Shanghai
China's C919 jet completes first long-distance flight

China's C919 jet completes first long-distance flight

The Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Ltd (COMAC) said in a statement the C919 flew for 2 hours and 23 minutes from Shanghai to the central Chinese city of Xi'an.

China raises bullet train speed six years after crash

China raises bullet train speed six years after crash

China on Thursday increased the maximum speed of bullet trains on the Beijing-Shanghai line to 350 kilometres (217 miles) per hour, six years after a fatal accident led to a speed cap.

Qatar Tourism opens office in China to attract Asian visitors

Qatar Tourism opens office in China to attract Asian visitors

The new headquarters in China becomes QTA’s third office in Asia and ninth globally, including the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Turkey, the US, the GCC markets and Southeast Asia.

Rare public protest in China's Shanghai over property rule change

Rare public protest in China's Shanghai over property rule change

Hundreds of demonstrators have marched through a shopping district in the Chinese city of Shanghai protesting against changes to housing regulations, in a rare show of public dissent in the financial hub.

Hamilton roars to victory in Chinese Grand Prix

Hamilton roars to victory in Chinese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton powered to victory in a chaotic Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday, taking swift revenge for his defeat by Sebastian Vettel in the Formula One season-opener.

Shanghai mist wipes out first day of grand prix

Shanghai mist wipes out first day of grand prix

The Shanghai weather all but wiped out the first two practice sessions for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Friday with poor visibility in the city forcing the grounding of the medical support helicopter.

Chinese man jailed for eight years for airport blast

Chinese man jailed for eight years for airport blast

A court in Shanghai jailed a man for eight years on Friday after he set off an explosive device last year at the city's Pudong International Airport, injuring at least three travellers and delaying flights.

Four doctors in China suspended over kickbacks

Four doctors in China suspended over kickbacks

Three doctors in Shanghai and one in Hunan province have been suspended pending investigations over allegations they took kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies, Chinese state media reported.

Seaplane hits bridge in Shanghai, killing five

Seaplane hits bridge in Shanghai, killing five

An amphibious plane crashed into a highway bridge on the edge of Chinese commercial hub Shanghai on Wednesday, killing at least five people, according to local media reports.

Disney works its magic on new Shanghai theme park

Disney works its magic on new Shanghai theme park

The Magic Kingdom comes to the Middle Kingdom this week when Disney opens its first theme park in mainland China, betting the growing middle class will spend big on leisure ...

Mickey takes on the locals with Disney's $5.5bn Shanghai bet

Mickey takes on the locals with Disney's $5.5bn Shanghai bet

As the opening of the $5.5bn Shanghai Disneyland draws near, Walt Disney Co has a challenge. The hold of rival Asian characters means children have less time for Mickey Mouse and Friends.

Man hurls explosives inside Shanghai airport, injuring four

Man hurls explosives inside Shanghai airport, injuring four

A blast caused by "home-made" explosives injured four people and sparked a major security alert at the main international airport in China's commercial hub of Shanghai on Sunday, according to the operator and state media.