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14% of virus patients discharged in China's Guangdong re-test positive

Feb 26, 2020 - 4:03 PM

The findings suggest that people who recovered from COVID-19 may have to be monitored for an extended period even after they have tested negative for the virus twice

This photo taken on February 11, 2020 shows medical staff members (R) collecting samples from Chinese paramilitary police officers to be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus as he returns from holidays in Shenzhen in China's southern Guangdong province. The number of fatalities from China's new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,113 nationwide on February 12 after another 97 deaths were reported by the national health commission. STR / AFP

At least 36 killed, 36 hurt in China road crash

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:21 PM

The accident is caused by a flat tire on the left front wheel of the bus, according to a preliminary investigation

Family of missing UK consulate worker rejects 'made-up' report

Aug 23, 2019 - 11:12 AM

The Global Times, a tabloid state-run newspaper, says Simon Cheng had been detained for 'soliciting prostitutes', citing police in Shenzhen. But a Facebook page run by Cheng's family dismissed the report.

An activist holds a British passport during a gathering outside the British Consulate-General building in Hong Kong on August 21, 2019, following reports that Simon Cheng, a Hong Kong consulate employee had been detained by mainland Chinese authorities on his way back to the city. An employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong who went missing earlier this month is being held in China, Beijing confirmed on August 21. Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Missing employee of UK consulate in Hong Kong detained – family

Aug 21, 2019 - 8:06 AM

The family writes on Facebook that Simon Cheng traveled to Shenzhen in Guangdong province, an hour outside Hong Kong, for a one-day business meeting on August 8.

A pedestrian walks past a plaque outside the British Consulate-General building in Hong Kong on August 20, 2019. Britain's Foreign Office said on August 20, it was "extremely concerned" by reports that a Hong Kong consulate employee had been detained by mainland Chinese authorities on his way back to the city.  Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Shenzhen: The border city a world away from Hong Kong

Aug 17, 2019 - 5:35 PM

In the sprawling mainland city known for its high-tech market, many Shenzhen residents say they do not support the protests in Hong Kong, which has seen 10 weeks of pro-democracy rallies

Trucks and armoured personnel carriers are seen parked at the Shenzhen Bay stadium in Shenzhen, bordering Hong Kong in China's southern Guangdong province, on August 16, 2019. Chinese military personnel and armoured personnel carriers have mustered in large numbers across the border in Shenzhen, as Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement faces a major test this weekend as it tries to muster another huge crowd following criticism over a recent violent airport protest and as Beijing ramps up its bellicose threats.  STR / AFP

Cebu Pacific to begin Manila-Shenzhen flights on July 1

Jun 10, 2019 - 11:30 PM

Cebu Pacific's Manila-Shenzhen route will have flights 4 times a week, beginning July 1

BAGGAGE POLICY. Cebu Pacific will be implementing a new check-in baggage policy starting January 15, 2019. Photo from Cebu Pacific

FIBA World Cup 2019: Gilas grouped with European powerhouses

Mar 16, 2019 - 7:48 PM

Bunched in Group D, the Philippines starts its World Cup campaign this August in Foshan, China

WORK BEGINS. Gilas Pilipinas starts its preparation for the World Cup. Photo from FIBA

Injured Sharapova retires from Shenzhen quarters

Jan 04, 2019 - 11:22 PM

The injury comes 10 days before the start of the Australian Open

SURPRISE EXIT. Maria Sharapova abruptly ends her campaign in the Shenzhen Open. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Struggling Sharapova progresses at Shenzhen as opponent retires

Jan 02, 2019 - 10:07 PM

China's Wang Xinyu is forced to retire from the match after feeling pain in her thigh

ON TO THE NEXT. Maria Sharapova reaches the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen WTA. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Sharapova campaign off to tough start in Shenzhen

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:56 PM

The five-time Grand Slam champion, though, still edges out Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky

GEARING UP. Maria Sharapova says the Shenzhen Open is a warm-up for the Australian Open. File photo by Thomas Samson

Chinese hospital denies approving gene-edited babies experiment

Nov 27, 2018 - 10:13 PM

Shenzhen Harmonicare Women and Children's Hospital say in a statement that it suspects the signature on a document approving the experiment, specifically its adherence to ethical standards, was falsified


IN PHOTOS: A peek inside Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters

Jul 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Check out what we saw in our tour of Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters, including a peek inside their campus, said to be over 140 hectares large

SHENZHEN TOUR. One of Huawei's buildings at its Ox Horn campus. Photos by Kyle Chua.

China Cheerleading Association joins 13th NCC season

Feb 27, 2018 - 9:32 PM

This marks the start of a long-term friendship between the Philippines and China in cheerleading

FRIENDSHIP. Shenzhen Huacheng Primary School and Jilin Institute of Physical Education join the NCC for the first time. Photo from National Cheerleading Championship's facebook page

China pushes economic diplomacy amid warm Philippine ties

May 06, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The Asian powerhouse expresses optimism over the Philippines participation in the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative

Hong Kong-Shenzhen trading link off to negative start

Dec 05, 2016 - 11:39 AM

UPDATED The tie up is being touted as the latest effort by Beijing to prove to global investors that its capital markets are gradually opening

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Shenzhen landslide an industrial accident, not geological disaster – China

Dec 25, 2015 - 9:05 PM

The disaster is caused by the improper storage of waste from construction sites according to a state run newspaper

RACE AGAINST TIME. People watch as rescue workers (back) look for survivors after a landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province on December 21, 2015. Johannes Eisele/AFP

Rescuers race against time after China landslide leaves 85 missing

Dec 21, 2015 - 10:16 PM

The landslide caused by the collapse of a vast soil dumpsite buried 33 factory and residential buildings

China landslide leaves 27 missing, sparks gas explosion – Xinhua

Dec 20, 2015 - 6:52 PM

3rd UPDATE The landslide which swept an industrial park in Southern China has triggered a gas explosion

China sparks fresh global stock market rout

Aug 24, 2015 - 4:11 PM

UPDATED Chinese stocks have tumbled since peaking in mid June and authorities have launched broad interventions to try to restrain the drops but concerns over stalling growth and doubts about valuations continue to drag

An investor gestures in front of screens showing share prices at a securities firm in Hangzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province on August 24, 2015. AFP photo

China's Xi to retrace reform trip: media

Dec 07, 2012 - 3:15 PM

China s Community Party leader Xi Jinping will make the so called reform trip to Shenzhen

XI IS IT. Chinese Vice president Xi Jinping emerges as the head of the newly reshuffled seven member Communist Party of China Politburo Standing Committee, the nation's top decision making body at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 15, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON