Month: August 2019

China’s non-manufacturing PMI rises in August

BEIJING – The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for China’s non-manufacturing sector came in at 53.8 in August, up from 53.7 in July, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Saturday. A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below reflects contraction. A breakdown showed the service sector activity...

Domestic tourists set their sights on long-haul destinations

An increasing number of Chinese visitors are looking to long-haul tourism markets in search of adventures and new traveling experiences, according to a report by OAG, a world leading travel data provider. The analysis of OAG’s Traffic Analyzer data found that the number of Chinese passengers in February, when...

K-pop guru questioned by police amid gambling, sex scandals

  SEOUL — The music producer behind some of South Korea’s biggest K-pop stars was questioned by police on Thursday in connection with an investigation into illegal gambling and prostitution that has rocked the music industry. According to police investigators, a network of pop stars, businessmen and police are...

Pep ‘a little bit’ surprised at Walker exclusion

Pep Guardiola has no concerns over Kyle Walker’s confidence levels after he was surprisingly left out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo. Guardiola admitted he was “a little bit” surprised when he first heard the news, but added: “I’m not...

Klopp hints that Roma-linked Lovren will stay at Liverpool

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Dejan Lovren will remain at the club to maintain his squad depth. The Croatian defender has been linked with a move to Bayer Leverkusen and Roma over the summer transfer window with reports saying that Liverpool are looking for £15m. However, Klopp...

Walker assured he’s ‘still England’s No 1 right back’

Kyle Walker has been assured that he is still Gareth Southgate’s number one choice at right-back for England, according to reports. Having finished third in the inaugural Nations League this summer, the Three Lions’ attention returns to European Championship qualification with home matches against Bulgaria and Kosovo. Southgate named...

Former Spurs striker set for Napoli medical

Former Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente will undergo a medical in Italy over the weekend ahead of a proposed transfer to Napoli. The Spanish frontman has been available on a free transfer after his contract with Spurs was not renewed at the end of last season. Llorente has had an...

Fabinho picks out Burnley striker Liverpool need to stop

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has singled out Ashley Barnes as the man they need to be weary of ahead of the Burnley clash on Saturday. Fabinho has featured in all three of Liverpool’s victories this season as the Reds top the division with a 100 per cent record. The Brazilian...

Chinese to make 800 mln trips in National Day holiday: Ctrip

Chinese citizens will make about 800 million trips to destinations at home and abroad during the upcoming National Day holiday, according to a report from China’s largest online travel agency Ctrip. Ctrip users have booked trips to 90 countries and regions through the online platform for the week-long holiday...

Coastal attractions

If you are looking to sample the authentic tastes of east Guangdong’s Chaoshan region, one standout Beijing eatery is the ideal port from which to set sail on your culinary voyage, Li Yingxue reports. By the middle of August, the fishing season in the South China Sea reopens after...