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The Peninsula Shanghai named ‘Best Hotel In Asia’

The Peninsula Shanghai has been voted the ‘World's Best Hotel in Asia’ by the readers of the US-based travel and lifestyle publication Travel + Leisure. The property topped the ‘Best Hotel in Asia’ read

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A million evacuated as typhoon lashes China

One of the most powerful typhoons to strike eastern China in decades disrupted air, rail and sea transport on Saturday after forcing the evacuation of more than a million people from the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu, state media reported.

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Thousands evacuated as typhoon set to hit Shanghai

Super typhoon Chan-hom barrelled towards Shanghai on Saturday prompting the evacuation of more than 865,000 people in eastern China, after lashing Japan's Okinawa island chain and Taiwan. The powerful storm could be the strong

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China ship with 458 sinks, some trapped inside

Some passengers are still alive inside the hull of a passenger ship carrying 458 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, that capsized on the Yangtze River, state media said on Tuesday, in what could be one of China's worst disasters

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Iata highlights three priorities for air cargo

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) called for further action on three vital aspects of the air cargo business: transitioning to paperless freight processes, a focus on global handling standards for pharmaceutical freight, and tou

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New Year's Eve stampede kills 35 in Shanghai

A stampede killed at least 35 people during New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai, authorities said, possibly caused by people rushing to pick up fake money thrown from a building overlooking the city's famous Bund waterfront district.

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Sabic opens $100m R&D centre in China

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) has opened its state-of-the-art Sabic Technology Center (STC) in Shanghai, built with an initial investment of $100 million. The centre, one of Sabic’s 17 Sabic global R&D cente

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China's new trade zone opens in Shanghai

China opened a new free trade zone in Shanghai on Sunday in what has been hailed as potentially the boldest reform move in decades, unveiling fresh details of plans to liberalise regulations governing finance, investment and trade in the zone.

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Ammonia leak at Shanghai plant leaves 15 dead

A liquid ammonia leak from a refrigeration unit at a cold storage facility in Shanghai on Saturday has killed 15 people and injured 26 others, local authorities said. The leak occurred at 10:50 am local time (0250 GMT / 10:50 p.m.

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Gold slips after three-week gain

Gold edged lower on Monday after three weeks of gains as investors awaited the results from a key Federal Reserve policy meeting this week for guidance on when the central bank would begin to scale back its stimulus.     

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