Month: May 2019

Sliding into a cool new era

China’s skeleton pilots, bobsledders getting a boost With homegrown athletes catching up to the rest of the world and a world-class track taking shape, bobsled and skeleton are making big strides in China-and the boss of the sports’ world governing body is taking notice. As president of the International...

Survey: Tobacco use declines on mainland

But China CDC says more efforts still needed to hit nation’s reduction target Smoking has been declining on the Chinese mainland, but more efforts are needed for effective tobacco control, according to a survey released on Thursday. Last year, 26.6 percent of the population 15 years old or above...

Food, toys help pandas adapt to new home

Animals born overseas gain huge popularity; they should be returned when they turn 2 A panda was sitting quietly on a raised metal platform when a keeper unlocked the door leading to his enclosure at the Dujiangyan base of China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in...

Alisson explains how Karius howlers made him feel

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson was “saddened” to see Loris Karius make two high-profile errors in last season’s Champions League final. Karius joined Turkish side Besiktas in the summer on a two-year loan deal after a nightmare Champions League final for the Reds in which he conceded two howlers as Real Madrid...

Liverpool ‘in contact’ with agent over £70m Man Utd target

Liverpool have “been in contact” with the agent of Lille winger and Manchester United target Nicolas Pepe, according to journalist Duncan Castles. The Daily Mirror claimed a fortnight ago that Paris Saint-Germain are in negotiations over Pepe, but United are confident of being able to compete for him. All the...

Emery concedes Arsenal were well beaten by Chelsea

Arsenal boss Unai Emery admitted that his side were second best on the night after they were thumped 4-1 by Chelsea in the Europa League final. Eden Hazard bid a glorious farewell to Chelsea by netting a brace as Maurizio Sarri’s side roared past Arsenal to seal Europa League...

Tech helps ensure smooth gaokao

Haidian district in Beijing has built a smart secure room for storing examination papers and will use it in this year’s gaokao, China’s national college entrance exam, which will take place in about one week, Beijing Youth Daily reported. A first in the capital, the smart secure room uses...

China plans more steps to lift overseas investment

Private companies may get nod for developing, running industrial parks Manufacturing and modern services firms from overseas will get incentives to invest in China’s economic and technological development zones as part of the country’s ongoing efforts to boost foreign investment, an official said on Wednesday. Tang Wenhong, head of...

Younger Chinese getting balder amid mounting work pressure

SHENZHEN — If you feel like you are losing your hair, you are not alone. For those born in the 1990s, “almost going bald” has been a catchphrase on Chinese social media for years. Though some say it is a self-mockery amid mounting stress at work, more young men,...

Qingdao set to make waves with new international music festival

Qingdao, a popular coastal destination in East China’s Shandong province, is due to welcome its first ocean-themed music festival, the Tsingtao International Music Festival, this summer. The festival will run from Aug 2 to 11 at the Qingdao Yuedu Music Valley that lies in the city’s Jimo district. Centered...