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China marks Nanjing Massacre anniversary but Xi low key

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BEIJING China marked the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre on Wednesday with a call to work with Japan for peace, but President Xi Jinping kept a low profile and left the main public remarks to another senior official.

S.Korean firms flock to Beijing hoping summit will hasten thaw with China

* S.Korea's largest biz delegation ever joins Moon's China trip

3:32pm IST

Bank of China in financing agreement with UAE industrial zone

DUBAI, Dec 13 Bank of China, China's fourth largest bank by assets, has signed an agreement to provide financing to companies setting up in a major Abu Dhabi industrial zone as it looks to capitalise on China's Belt and Road initiative.

3:22pm IST

Google launching artificial intelligence research center in China

BEIJING Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in China to target the country's local talent, even as the U.S. search firm's products remain blocked in the country.

1:56pm IST

Soccer: Halilhodzic urges China to trust 'best coach' Lippi

TOKYO Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic has backed World Cup-winning manager Marcello Lippi to transform China into a team capable of qualifying for the 2022 finals in Qatar.

12:53pm IST

China stocks end higher, consumer and transport firms lend support

SHANGHAI, Dec 13 China stocks ended higher on Wednesday, aided by strong gains in consumer and transport firms. ** At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 22.85 points or 0.7 percent at 3,303.66. ** The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.86 percent, with its financial sector sub-index higher by 0.49 percent, the consumer staples sector up 2.75 percent, the real estate index up 0.33 percent and healthcare sub-index up 0.67 percent. ** The smaller Shenzhen index ended up 0.77 pe

12:41pm IST

China's HNA senior execs to buy $13 mln of Bohai shares to boost confidence

BEIJING, Dec 13 Senior executives of China's HNA Group Co, the aviation-to-financial services conglomerate, have agreed to purchase 86.7 million yuan ($13.10 million) worth of shares in HNA subsidiary Bohai Capital Holdings, Bohai said on Wednesday.

10:27am IST

Google launching artificial intelligence research center in China

BEIJING Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in China to target the country's local talent, even as the U.S. search firm's products remain blocked in the country.

10:02am IST

China stocks slip as financials weaken; Hong Kong firm ahead of Fed decision

SHANGHAI, Dec 13 China stocks dipped slightly as financial shares weighed, while the Hong Kong market was firm ahead of a widely expected interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve. ** At 04:05 GMT, the Shanghai Composite index was down 3.98 points or 0.12 percent at 3,276.83. ** China's blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.14 percent, with its financial sector sub-index lower by 0.43 percent, the consumer staples sector up 0.97 percent, the real estate index up 0.01 percent and h

9:50am IST

Scolari back in the game for clubs or countries

SAO PAULO Three-and-a-half years after watching his Brazil side suffer the most embarrassing result in their history, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is itching for a new challenge, and the World Cup or English Premier League are among his preferred destinations.

12 Dec 2017