Agence France-Presse in Shanghai

China has formally arrested a husband-and-wife team of fraud investigators, one British and one American, diplomats said on Thursday, whose firm did work for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) which is facing a bribery probe.

Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba was set to return from international duty on Thursday and into a row at his Shanghai Shenhua squad that has seen teammates reportedly refuse to practise over unpaid wages.

Four Japanese restaurant-goers were assaulted in Shanghai, prompting Japan’s consulate to renew a warning to its citizens in China as a major territorial row rumbles on.

Beverage tycoon Zong Qinghou regained his position as China’s richest man this year, Forbes magazine said on Friday, but the global economic slump took its toll on other billionaires.

Novak Djokovic fired an ominous warning to his rivals on Thursday, powering into the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals as defending champion Andy Murray finally made his bow with an easy win.

A Chinese philanthropist known for his populist gestures has pledged to give domestically made cars to more than 40 people whose vehicles were damaged in widespread anti-Japan protests.

Japan has issued a safety warning to its citizens in China after six “serious” cases of assault or harassment, Tokyo said on Friday, amid rising tensions over disputed East China Sea islands.