A chain-mail coif can work for the 21st century, as a cable-knit hoodie
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Thursday 03 June 2010
The two imposing Georgian buildings overlooking Russell Square in Bloomsbury in London are quintessentially British from the outside. Step through the solid oak doors to the ultra-modern interior, however, and you'll find a piece of America. This is Hult, the only international school in the UK to offer postgraduate business qualifications and US undergraduate degrees under the same roof.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
A chinese multi-millionaire internet gaming tycoon from Shanghai has held provisional talks about buying Liverpool, The Independent can reveal. No offer has been tabled yet but Zhu Jun, 44, the founder chairman and chief executive of The9 Ltd – one of China's leading online gaming firms – is described by local sources as "sincerely interested" in the club.
Sunday 02 May 2010
Hundreds of thousands of visitors (above) waited for hours in the baking sun yesterday on the opening day of the Shanghai World Expo 2010, showcasing China's rise as a modern industrial power.
Friday 30 April 2010
Feng Zhenghu, Shanghai's most famous dissident, announced last week that he wanted to launch a manifesto on human rights.
Friday 30 April 2010
Thursday 11 February 2010
Sunday 27 December 2009
The year starts here: With new heights, new horizons and even new nations to explore, take the plunge into 2010
Saturday 26 December 2009
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Fernando Verdasco, acclaimed for their speed around the court, admitted to feeling a little nervous themselves as they played a modified exhibition match while hurtling around Shanghai in one of the world's fastest commercial high-speed trains.
Sunday 06 September 2009
The sixth in Qiu Xialong's Inspector Chen series, The Mao Case is the usual enjoyable mix of murder, poetry and contradictions of contemporary Chinese culture. Chen is asked by the Party to secretly investigate the whereabouts of a mysterious object that the granddaughter of one of Mao's old lovers is thought to possess. The carefully schizoid attitude to Mao is evident: all Chinese deplore the brutalities of the Cultural Revolution, but it's not allowed to blame Mao. Chen himself, no lover of Mao, rebukes a taxi-driver for speaking ill of him.
Thursday 30 July 2009
Manganese Bronze, the group that makes London's black taxis, slumped to a first half loss blaming flagging confidence from cabbies in the current economic climate.
Sunday 26 July 2009
China – at least, its biggest commercial city – is to modify its one-child policy. The authorities in Shanghai have declared that "eligible couples" – viz, two only-children – will be allowed, indeed, encouraged, to have a second child.
Saturday 25 July 2009
Fears that an ageing population could be left unable to support itself mean that China's biggest city and financial centre, Shanghai, is overhauling the decades-old One Child Policy and encouraging couples to have a second baby.
Friday 22 May 2009
Saturday 09 May 2009
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
- 1 Crash victims in car flattened by shipping container emerge with just minor injuries
- 2 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 3 Satellite full of sexually experimental geckos adrift in space, Russia loses control of mission
- 5 Joey Barton and Yossi Benayoun become involved in Twitter row over Israel-Gaza conflict