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Saturday 11 December 2010
Wednesday 08 December 2010
Saturday 04 December 2010
A sleek, grey-nosed, Chinese passenger train sped past green fields yesterday and into the record books, hitting a top speed of 302 miles per hour during a test run of the link between the capital, Beijing, and the financial centre, Shanghai, the latest sign of China's growing technological prowess.
Monday 22 November 2010
Tens of thousands of people swarmed to the site of a Shanghai high-rise fire that killed 58 recently to mourn and quietly criticise a system that allowed illegal contracting and unsafe materials in the country's most modern city.
Tuesday 16 November 2010
Fire engulfed a high-rise apartment building under renovation in China's business centre of Shanghai yesterday, killing 42 people and sending residents scrambling down scaffolding to escape, city authorities said.
Monday 01 November 2010
Shanghai wrapped up its record-breaking World Expo yesterday with a lavish display of Chinese national pride.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
Andy Murray fought his way into the last 16 of the Shanghai Masters today with a straight-sets win over local favourite Yan Bai.
Thursday 30 September 2010
HSBC was attempting to gloss over the bitter infighting that has wracked its board in recent days as directors met in Shanghai yesterday. The meeting had originally been scheduled with the aim of selecting a new chairman to replace Stephen Green, who is departing early to take an unpaid role as David Cameron's Trade Minister from the House of Lords.
Thursday 30 September 2010
Outlook Also hoping to put its troubles behind it is HSBC. After the public infighting of last week, the bank's senior directors were all very gracious about each other yesterday as they met up in Shanghai for the board meeting that had been due to sign off on its management shake-up. Stuart Gulliver, HSBC's chief executive in waiting, was in particularly conciliatory mood, softening his tone on whether the bank might quit the UK.
Thursday 23 September 2010
The world champion Neil Robertson joined the last-16 line-up at the World Open in Glasgow by knocking out Ireland's David Morris yesterday.
Friday 10 September 2010
What's your reaction to the word biodiversity? Do you know what it means? Legend has it that when John Prescott took up office as the Environment Secretary in the New Labour government of 1997, he thought it was a washing powder. But of course he soon learned, as all of us learn, that biodiversity is basically a portentous way of saying wildlife.
Friday 03 September 2010
Recently in The Independent we summarised the 10 years of our campaign to save the house sparrow, which has largely disappeared from central London for reasons which remain a mystery. In terms of sparrow stories, this vanishing act is hard to beat. Yet there is another sorrowful sparrow tale which is up there with it, in terms of drama, and which bears retelling.
Saturday 14 August 2010
An Irish boy has defeated dozens of native speakers to finish in the top five of the All China Storytelling competition for his performance in Mandarin Chinese of "Little Red Riding Hood" – complete with red headwear.
Sunday 08 August 2010
Monday 28 June 2010
Fitness First, the world's biggest gym chain, is preparing for a £1.2bn flotation in Asia before the end of this year.
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