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China's Evergrande seeks new sources of funding its bottled water business

Shares and dollar bonds of Evergrande slumped Monday after a court ordered the freezing of a bank deposit held by its onshore division.
Evergrande Spring offers over 50 products in the mineral water, grocery, dairy and fresh food segments, according to the parent company’s website.
Evergrande Spring offers over 50 products in the mineral water, grocery, dairy and fresh food segments, according to the parent company’s website.
Published on Jul 19, 2021 07:03 PM IST
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Bloomberg | | Posted by Shanza Khan

Left China due to coronavirus outbreak, football club Wuhan Zall now returns from Spain after epicentre shift

They now face isolation for a fortnight, according to the official Xinhua news agency, and still do not know when they will be able to return to their homes and families.
Players of the Chinese Super League team Wuhan Zall arrive at the Atocha train station in Madrid.(AP)
Players of the Chinese Super League team Wuhan Zall arrive at the Atocha train station in Madrid.(AP)
Updated on Mar 17, 2020 04:30 PM IST
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Shanghai | By Press Trust of India

Coronavirus: Death toll touches 213 in China as countries begin evacuating citizens

More countries including South Korea and the UK on Friday evacuated its citizens from Hubei’s capital, Wuhan, which is where the previously unknown virus is said to have originated and jumped from unidentified wild animal to humans.
Medical staff in protective suits treat a patient with pneumonia caused by the new Coronavirus at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, China.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Medical staff in protective suits treat a patient with pneumonia caused by the new Coronavirus at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, China.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Published on Jan 31, 2020 07:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis

Coronavirus fallout: Luxury cruise with more than 5000 onboard quarantined in Shenzhen

Reports said the luxury liner had around 5260 people including the ship staff onboard. The ship has more than 2000 rooms, has several decks and is said to be themed on Venice.
A luxury cruise ship has been quarantined in China’s Shenzhen port as it carried passengers who had visited Hubei province, the epicentre of Coronavirus in China.(AP Photo/File/Representative)
A luxury cruise ship has been quarantined in China’s Shenzhen port as it carried passengers who had visited Hubei province, the epicentre of Coronavirus in China.(AP Photo/File/Representative)
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 12:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis

Aryna Sabalenka begins Shenzhen title defence with emphatic win

The Belarusian -- who also won titles in Wuhan and Zhuhai last year -- needed only 71 minutes to wrap up the contest, breaking Gasparyan five times on centre court to advance to the last 16.
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus celebrates after match point against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.(USA TODAY Sports)
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus celebrates after match point against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 02:38 PM IST
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Shenzhen | By Reuters

Technological innovation is at the core of OPPO’s future plans

The brand had its debut in 2008 with its first smartphone, Smiley Face. Now, what’s next for the smartphone giant?
OPPO recently held its Inno Day at its headquarters in Shenzhen, China, laying out the futuristic offerings it has in store for its consumers.
OPPO recently held its Inno Day at its headquarters in Shenzhen, China, laying out the futuristic offerings it has in store for its consumers.
Updated on Jan 03, 2020 02:39 PM IST
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By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio

Ongoing injury forces Andreescu out of Australian Open warm up

The Canadian 19-year-old sensation, who rocketed through the rankings from 152 to number five in the world this year and referred to 2019 as her “Cinderella story”, was billed as the top-seed in Auckland.
Canada's Bianca Andreescu(REUTERS)
Canada's Bianca Andreescu(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 24, 2019 11:57 AM IST
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Wellington | By AFP

Kiki Bertens stuns world number one Ashleigh Barty in WTA Finals

Kiki Bertens won 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and nine minutes in a see-saw match featuring 12 breaks of serve against Ashleigh Barty in WTA Finals.
Kiki Bertens reacts during her match against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)
Kiki Bertens reacts during her match against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 29, 2019 11:52 PM IST
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Shenzhen | By Agence France-Presse

Naomi Osaka beats Petra Kvitova in thrilling WTA finals opener

Opening the $14 million round-robin tournament, the first in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, the world No.3 regrouped from several lethargic stretches to win 7-6 (7/1), 4-6, 6-4 in two hours and 39 minutes.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova.(REUTERS)
Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 27, 2019 05:42 PM IST
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Shenzhen, China | By Agence France-Presse

Sabalenka reigns supreme in China again to lift WTA Elite Trophy

Sabalenka, who won in Shenzhen and Wuhan earlier this year, was hardly troubled as she dispatched Bertens in 76 minutes without dropping serve and breaking her Dutch opponent three times in the contest.
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus hits a return against Alison Riske of the US.(AFP)
Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus hits a return against Alison Riske of the US.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 27, 2019 04:36 PM IST
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Zhuhai | By Reuters

Belinda Bencic wins Kremlin Cup after sealing WTA Finals slot

The victory came a day after the 22-year-old clinched the final slot at the season-ending WTA Finals in Shenzhen, a tournament boasting record $14 million prize money.
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland celebrates her victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.(AP)
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland celebrates her victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.(AP)
Updated on Oct 20, 2019 07:56 PM IST
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Moscow | By Agence France-Presse

Kremlin Cup finalist Belinda Bencic books last Shenzhen slot

The 22-year-old Swiss needed to reach the final and outperform Kiki Bertens, who lost to Mladenovic in the quarter-finals, to secure her berth in the singles at Shenzhen.
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in action.(USA TODAY Sports)
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in action.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Oct 19, 2019 08:33 PM IST
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Moscow | By Agence France-Presse

World number two Karolina Pliskova qualifies for WTA Finals in Shenzhen

The big-serving Czech reached the semi-finals of the last two editions of the tournament held in Singapore, losing to eventual winner Caroline Wozniacki in 2017 and runnerup Sloane Stephens last year.
Karolina Pliskova at the US Open.(AP)
Karolina Pliskova at the US Open.(AP)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 01:45 PM IST
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Inspired by Ronda Rousey, China’s Zhang Weili aims at MMA history

Zhang will on Saturday face the Brazilian strawweight title-holder Jessica Andrade as part of the UFC’s Fight Night 157 event at the Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen.
Zhang Weili hopes to emulate Ronda Rousey.(AP)
Zhang Weili hopes to emulate Ronda Rousey.(AP)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 01:16 PM IST
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Shenzhen, China | By Agence France-Presse

Amid crisis, China rejected Hong Kong plan to appease protesters: Report

The Chinese central government rejected Lam’s proposal to withdraw the extradition bill and ordered her not to yield to any of the protesters’ other demands at that time, three individuals with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
China’s role in directing how Hong Kong handles the protests has been widely assumed, supported by stern statements in state media about the country’s sovereignty and protesters’ “radical” goals.(AP FILE)
China’s role in directing how Hong Kong handles the protests has been widely assumed, supported by stern statements in state media about the country’s sovereignty and protesters’ “radical” goals.(AP FILE)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 12:31 PM IST
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Hong Kong | By Reuters

‘PLA in Hong Kong not strawman, Beijing can intervene’: NPC official

Tam was quoted by the state media as saying that if unrest takes place in Hong Kong, the central government could “of course” step in to restore order and peace and ensure the proper functioning of ‘one country, two systems’.
Hong Kong has seen mass protests and unrest over the last few weeks.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Hong Kong has seen mass protests and unrest over the last few weeks.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 25, 2019 04:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By HT Correspondent

China slams ‘terrorist-like actions’ by protesters at Hong Kong airport

State media arms of the Chinese government slammed the incident of assault after one of the victims was identified as a reporter with the Global Times.
Anti-Extradition bill protesters distribute leaflets to passengers during a mass demonstration at the Hong Kong international airport, in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)
Anti-Extradition bill protesters distribute leaflets to passengers during a mass demonstration at the Hong Kong international airport, in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 14, 2020 11:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis

KLeave ASAP, passengers told at Hong Kong airport, all flights cancelled

The increasingly violent protests have plunged the Chinese-ruled territory into its most serious crisis in decades, presenting Chinese leader Xi Jinping with one of his biggest challenges since he came to power in 2012.
Anti-extradition bill protesters attend a mass demonstration after a woman was shot in the eye during a protest at Hong Kong International Airport, in Hong Kong, China August 12, 2019.(REUTERS)
Anti-extradition bill protesters attend a mass demonstration after a woman was shot in the eye during a protest at Hong Kong International Airport, in Hong Kong, China August 12, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 09:20 PM IST
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Hong Kong | By Reuters

FaceApp-style tech helps family to reunite with their missing child after 18 years

Though Yu Weifeng’s kidnapping case was initially closed after a few years, the investigators in Shenzhen’s Futian District again reopened it.
The investigators used software similar to FaceApp to predict the boy’s present look (representational image).(HT File Photo)
The investigators used software similar to FaceApp to predict the boy’s present look (representational image).(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2019 12:59 PM IST
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By Trisha Sengupta

Women’s tennis chief open to transgender players after Martina Navratilova furore

The women’s tennis tour would welcome transgender players, its chief executive told AFP on Friday, after Martina Navratilova caused a furore by branding trans athletes as cheats
File photo.(AFP)
File photo.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 03:50 PM IST
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Hong Kong | By AFP

Chinese scientist who made gene-edited babies fired by university

He Jiankui said in November that he used a gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 to alter the embryonic genes of twin girls born that month, sparking an international outcry about the ethics and safety of such research.
A Chinese scientist responsible for what he said were the world’s first “gene-edited” babies evaded oversight and broke guidelines in a quest for fame and fortune.(AP)
A Chinese scientist responsible for what he said were the world’s first “gene-edited” babies evaded oversight and broke guidelines in a quest for fame and fortune.(AP)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 11:43 PM IST
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Shenzen (China) | By Reuters

Maria Sharapova suffers injury blow ahead of Australian Open

Sharapova struggled to move on court and conceded the opening set 6-1, with coach Thomas Hogstedt urging the Russian to take her game to the next level or call for a medical timeout.
File picture of Maria Sharapova(AFP)
File picture of Maria Sharapova(AFP)
Updated on Jan 04, 2019 02:38 PM IST
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Reuters | By Reuters

We are challenging our evolution

We have just entered the era of designer babies with China’s first gene-edited baby. The question is whether they can use this newfound superpower in a responsible way that will benefit the planet and its people.
In a nutshell, we don’t know the limits of the new technologies, can’t guess what lifetime effects a single gene alteration will have on a single individual, and have no idea at all what effects alteration of genes in sperm or ova or a foetus will have on future generations(SHUTTERSTOCK)
In a nutshell, we don’t know the limits of the new technologies, can’t guess what lifetime effects a single gene alteration will have on a single individual, and have no idea at all what effects alteration of genes in sperm or ova or a foetus will have on future generations(SHUTTERSTOCK)
Updated on Nov 27, 2018 04:17 PM IST
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China orders investigation after scientist claims world’s first gene-edited babies

China’s National Health Commission said it was “highly concerned” and had ordered provincial health officials “to immediately investigate and clarify the matter”.
The Southern University of Science and Technology in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, where the scientist, He Jiankui, holds an associate professorship, said it had been unaware of the research project and that He had been on leave without pay since February.(AP Photo)
The Southern University of Science and Technology in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, where the scientist, He Jiankui, holds an associate professorship, said it had been unaware of the research project and that He had been on leave without pay since February.(AP Photo)
Published on Nov 26, 2018 10:25 PM IST
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Shanghai/London | By Reuters

World’s first gene-edited babies: Chinese scientist’s claim panned by peers

In a rare move, a group of 122 leading scientists from China condemned “gene editing”, saying there was a huge risk to perform human embryo transformation and attempt to produce a baby before rigorous further testing.
He Jiankui speaks during an interview at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province.(AP)
He Jiankui speaks during an interview at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province.(AP)
Updated on Nov 26, 2018 06:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing

Simona Halep basks in WTA rankings lead glory

Halep played two Grand Slam finals winning the French Open crown and won titles in Shenzhen and Montreal, leading the rankings for 40 weeks this year.
File image of Simona Halep.(REUTERS)
File image of Simona Halep.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 16, 2018 08:49 AM IST
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Moscow | By AFP

Andy Murray ends season after Shenzhen quarter-final loss

Andy Murray is battling to regain top form and fitness following hip surgery in January and said that he was “very sorry” to miss the China Open.
Andy Murray of Britain hits a return during his men's singles match against Fernando Verdasco of Spain at the ATP Shenzhen Open tennis tournament.(AFP)
Andy Murray of Britain hits a return during his men's singles match against Fernando Verdasco of Spain at the ATP Shenzhen Open tennis tournament.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 04:27 PM IST
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Beijing | By AFP

Amazon probes allegations of staff leaking confidential data to companies for bribes

According to a Wall Street Journal report, employees of the e-retailer sell internal data and other confidential information -- usually through intermediaries -- to merchants who sell their goods on the US giant’s website.
The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France.(Reuters)
The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 10:23 AM IST
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AFP, San Francisco | By Agence France Presse

Neymar rejoins Paris Saint-Germain on pre-season China tour

Footage on Neymar’s Twitter account showed him signing Barcelona, Brazil and PSG shirts before being guided through the crowd by minders and security staff.
Neymar had a poor FIFA World Cup 2018 by his high standards.(REUTERS)
Neymar had a poor FIFA World Cup 2018 by his high standards.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 02, 2018 02:08 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Shenzhen | By Agence France-Presse
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