Gulf Times - China
Chinese food delivery startup raises $4 billion

Chinese food delivery startup raises $4 billion

Chinese online food delivery company Meituan-Dianping raised $4 billion dollars on Thursday from Chinese and foreign investors, amid a growing appetite to plow cash into the country's tech start-ups.

Chinese president Xi lays out vision for 'new era'

Chinese president Xi lays out vision for 'new era'

Xi Jinping's wide-ranging address laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous China and its place in the international community, stressing the importance of wiping out corruption and curbing industrial overcapacity.

Trade with Qatar growing fast, says Chinese envoy

Trade with Qatar growing fast, says Chinese envoy

Qatar and China enjoy very strong relationships in various fields and bialteral economic and trade co-operation is growing fast, Chinese ambassador Li Chen has said.

Sharapova reaches first final since drugs ban

Sharapova reaches first final since drugs ban

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova crushed Peng Shuai 6-3, 6-1 at the Tianjin Open on Saturday to reach her first final since serving a 15-month doping ban.

British human rights activist barred from entering Hong Kong

British human rights activist barred from entering Hong Kong

A British human rights activist who has criticised the jailing of democracy campaigners in Hong Kong was barred Wednesday from visiting the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

China anti-graft body punishes former top mainland official in Hong Kong

China anti-graft body punishes former top mainland official in Hong Kong

China's top anti-corruption body has punished a former senior official based in Beijing's representative office in the Asian commercial hub of Hong Kong for what it called "serious disciplinary violations", the usual euphemism for corruption.

Philippines apologises to China for using Taiwan logo at ceremony

Philippines apologises to China for using Taiwan logo at ceremony

The Philippines apologised to China on Monday for a "grievous but purely unintentional" mistake after it displayed the logo of the defence ministry of Taiwan, not China, at an event last week marking Beijing's donation of 3,000 rifles to Manila.

Five killed as India military chopper crashes

Five killed as India military chopper crashes

An Indian military helicopter crashed in a disputed area near the border with China on Friday, killing five troops and injuring a sixth, an Air Force officer said.

Philippines hails US as top ally, welcomes war games

Philippines hails US as top ally, welcomes war games

The Philippines' military chief hailed the United States as his nation's ‘number one ally’ and announced a return of regular war games, following President Rodrigo Duterte's call for warmer ties.

Hong Kong democracy rally marks China national day

Hong Kong democracy rally marks China national day

Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday to mark China's national day with a pro-democracy rally and voice growing fears that the city's liberties are under threat from Beijing.

Quake rattles southwestern China causing minor damage

Quake rattles southwestern China causing minor damage

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake rattled southwestern China's Sichuan province on Saturday, part of the country frequently struck by temblors, with initial reports of only minor damage.

Tillerson in China to pile pressure on North Korea

Tillerson in China to pile pressure on North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Beijing on Saturday to discuss efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions and prepare President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to China.