Month: October 2019

La Liga players considering strike action over games in United States

A deal that would see Spanish top-flight games staged in the US has outraged players, who may strike over the league’s first overseas fixture La Liga players could take strike action over a deal to hold Spanish top-flight matches overseas for the first time. Last week, La Liga announced it was partnering...

Shenhua set to stoke Bale’s shot at China

Welsh star maneuvering for January switch after fresh tribulations at Madrid Gareth Bale could be bound for the Chinese Super League after all, with Shanghai Shenhua reportedly reigniting their interest in the Welsh superstar following his latest falling-out with Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. Shenhua and Jiangsu Suning both...

In tune with herself

From Super Girl to ‘Asian hero’, Li Yuchun has always followed her own musical path, resulting in an original and unique body of work and a loyal fan base, Chen Nan reports. Two years ago, while on a trip to Tokyo, Chinese singer-songwriter Li Yuchun was intrigued by the...

Bencic bests Kvitova in WTA Finals Shenzhen group stage

SHENZHEN – No 7 Swede Belinda Bencic defeated Czech No 6 Petra Kvitova in their red group round-robin clash at the Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen here on Tuesday, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4. Kvitova led Bencic in the head to head, having won three of their last four encounters since the...

Art biennial to be held in Suzhou in 2020

The Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Biennial, launched in 2012, has shown works by nearly 1,000 artists from home and abroad in nine themed exhibitions and 70 parallel exhibitions in four sessions, promoting the biennial format to a wider audience outside art hubs such as Beijing and Shanghai. The fifth...

Setting a president

Lu Gaoqing, the China-born head of the University of Surrey, is working to forge tighter bonds between the institution and its mainland alumni, Xing Wen reports. Click Here: Aston Villa Shop A special graduation ceremony took place in Shanghai on Oct 19. A delegation from the University of Surrey...

China’s new tax, fee cuts at 1.78t yuan in Jan-Sept

BEIJING – China’s new tax and fee reduction policies saved 1.78 trillion yuan ($252.7 billion) in total for businesses and individuals in the first three quarters of the year, official data showed Wednesday. The tax reduction surpassed 1.51 trillion yuan, which included 703.5 billion yuan from reforms in the...

Moody’s keeps stable outlook on Chinese life insurers

HONG KONG – Global credit rating agency Moody’s has maintained a stable outlook on Chinese life insurers for the next 12 to 18 months despite the impact from a slowing wider economy, Moody’s Vice-President and Senior Credit Officer Zhu Qian said Wednesday at a press conference here. “While moderating...

Huawei reaches record share of 42% in China Q3 smartphone market

Huawei extended its market lead by shipping 41.5 million smartphones, to reach a record share of 42 percent in the third quarter of China’s smartphone market, registering 66 percent annual growth, according to the latest report released by Canalys, a market research company, on Oct 30. As per the...