Pirates sign 18-year-old pitcher from China

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PITTSBURGH — The Pirates on Tuesday signed right-hander Hai-Cheng Gong, an 18-year-old from Shanghai. Gong is the second graduate, and first pitcher, to sign with a Major League team out... Read More

China to launch Wikipedia rival in 2018

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China is to launch an online version of its national encyclopaedia next year, to compete with Wikipedia. Officials said more than 20,000 people had been hired to work on the... Read More

Second China practice called off over safety

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Formula 1 was forced to call off second practice at the Chinese Grand Prix because poor visibility prevented the medical helicopter operating. Low cloud, rain and smog in Shanghai meant... Read More