Taiwan ruling party chief heads to China for Xi meeting

The head of Taiwan`s ruling party departed Saturday for a high-profile visit to China, in the first visit to the mainland by a Kuomintang chief since 2008.

China executes man who injured more than 30 in bus fire

An arsonist who injured more than 30 people by setting fire to a bus in the Chinese city of Hangzhou was executed on Thursday, authorities said.

'Terrific response' for PM Narendra Modi's Shanghai speech on China visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Madison Square-style event in Shanghai during his upcoming visit to China has generated a "terrific response" from Indian professionals and students based in various cities in the Communist nation.

China draft law lets foreign NGOs open offices with govt OK

The Chinese legislature has amended a draft law on international non-governmental organisations to give them special permission to set up branches in China, after an earlier draft sparked concerns of a crackdown.

Thomas Bjorn shines in Jakarta, David Howell on form in China
Thomas Bjorn shines in Jakarta, David Howell on form in China

European Tour Players Committee chairman Thomas Bjorn, who shunned his own circuit this week to play on the Asian Tour, shook off the jet lag to grab a share of the first round lead at the Indonesia Masters on Thursday.

Alexander Levy bids to hold off teenager Li Haotong at China Open
Alexander Levy bids to hold off teenager Li Haotong at China Open

Alexander Levy is aiming to retain his Volvo China Open title in Shanghai this week but will be expecting a strong challenge from emerging homegrown teenage star Li Haotong.

Chartered plane makes emergency landing in Bhopal

A Shanghai-bound chartered plane with two passengers on board, made an emergency landing at the Raja Bhoj airport in the city on Saturday evening following a technical snag in the aircraft's engine, an official said.

Fast bowling dying due to cricket overkill: Michael Holding
Fast bowling dying due to cricket overkill: Michael Holding

West Indian legend Michael Holding has has been impressed with the growth of fast bowling India but rued the decline of the art in world cricket due to an overkill of the game.

Sachin Tendulkar meets Yao Ming at Laureus Sports Award
Sachin Tendulkar meets Yao Ming at Laureus Sports Award

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar will join other luminaries of sporting world – both past and present – at the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards. The Shanghai event will be broadcast live to over 100 countries around the world.

Lewis Hamilton hot favourite for China repeat
Lewis Hamilton hot favourite for China repeat

Lewis Hamilton starts as the red-hot favourite to win a fourth Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday after dominating the week so far in Shanghai.

Chinese GP: Force India off Q3 mark for third time in a row
Chinese GP: Force India off Q3 mark for third time in a row

Force India's troubles continued at the Formula 1 Shanghai Grand Prix where Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg could only set the 15th and 16th fastest time in qualifying here on Saturday.

Chinese Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton quickest in final practice
Chinese Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton quickest in final practice

Lewis Hamilton underlined his superior pace by lapping quickest in Saturday`s final free practice for the Chinese Grand Prix after some initial discomfort from an overheating cockpit.

Chinese Grand Prix: Invader scare as Lewis Hamilton dominates free practice
Chinese Grand Prix: Invader scare as Lewis Hamilton dominates free practice

Lewis Hamilton put Ferrari`s Sebastian Vettel in his place before the Chinese Grand Prix by dominating Friday`s free practice for Mercedes after a track invader gave organisers a major fright.

Sebastian Vettel plays down prospect of emulating Ayrton Senna's haul of wins
Sebastian Vettel plays down prospect of emulating Ayrton Senna's haul of wins

Despite standing on the brink of emulating Formula One legend Ayrton Senna's haul of wins, four-time champion Sebastian Vettel has played down the prospect of repeating his shock Malaysian Grand Prix win in Shanghai this weekend.

Max Mosley predicts F1 headed for 'collapse' if drastic changes are not made
Max Mosley predicts F1 headed for 'collapse' if drastic changes are not made

Former FIA president Max Mosley has given a grim prediction for the fate of Formula One, claiming that the sport was headed for a collapse if drastic changes are not made quickly.

Five talking points for the Chinese GP
Five talking points for the Chinese GP

Five talking points for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai this weekend:

Game on for Mercedes as Sebastian Vettel finds mojo
Game on for Mercedes as Sebastian Vettel finds mojo

After their ill-advised goading of Formula One rivals Ferrari, the message for Mercedes before this weekend`s Chinese Grand Prix is clear: be careful what you wish for.

China to document its tourists behaving badly

China will keep records of "uncivilised" behaviour by its tourists for up to two years, the country`s tourism agency said on Tuesday, to combat a spate of incidents abroad in recent years which it said reflected badly on the country`s image.

Maharashtra CM announces panel to review Mumbai development plan

In the wake of strong objections against the controversial development plan for Mumbai, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday announced a three-member committee headed by Chief Secretary for its review.

Modi to do a Madison square in Shanghai during China visit

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will do a repeat of his Madison Square Garden act during his next month's visit to China that will make him the first Indian leader to address the communist nation's burgeoning Indian community, whose numbers have swelled to 45,000.