Month: December 2019

South Korean actor found dead in latest K-pop tragedy

  SEOUL – South Korean actor Cha In-ha was found dead in his home, police said on Wednesday, the country’s third young celebrity to die over the past two months as concern mounted over the intense social pressures that artists face. In an unrelated case, K-pop star Kang Daniel’s...

Qinghai launches plan to give yak a new look

Qinghai yak public brand was released at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Dec 7. Yak has lived in Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau since ancient times, and its meat and milk, hair and bones are used in products. Both yak economy and yak culture are developing in Qinghai...

China Post marks Year of the Rat with stamps, merchandise

China Post began to issue an annual set of postal stamps in 1980 to mark each of the 12 zodiac animal that matched the year. The Year of the Rat stamps, to be officially issued on Jan 5, 2020, are designed by Han Meilin, a prominent artist and designer...

Former No. 1 Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open

Former No. 1 and 2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki will retire from professional tennis after competing in Melbourne next year.   The 29-year-old from Denmark wrote in an Instagram post on Friday that she wants to start a family with her husband, former NBA player David Lee, and...

Purchase quotas drive up Hainan offshore duty-free sales

Offshore duty-free shops on China’s island province of Hainan attracted 3.28 million customers, with total sales volume reaching 12.89 billion yuan ($1.83 billion) from December of 2018 to the end of November this year, an increase of 34 percent year-on-year, according to the local customs department. It said sales...

HK bus passenger clears blocked road

A bus passenger volunteered to clear a blocked road when a bus was deliberately stopped by protesters in Central on Sunday. Protesters taunted the passenger but he continued clearing the road. A radical then challenged the bus driver and the passenger by throwing a traffic cone on the road...

Everton favourite named along with six other candidates

Vitor Pereira has emerged as the favourite to replace Marco Silva as Everton manager. Everton’s search for a new head coach is less pressing after Duncan Ferguson guided them to a 3-1 victory over Chelsea to ease their relegation fears. But the Daily Mail say the club still want...

‘Concerned’ Guardiola ‘sought out’ Fred in tunnel after abuse

Pep Guardiola ‘sought out’ Manchester United midfielder Fred in the tunnel after the Brazilian was subjected to racist abuse. Fred had bottles and lighters thrown at him as he prepared to take a corner during United’s victory over Manchester City on Saturday. A home fan was also seen making...

Report reveals £210m trio Unai Emery wanted at Arsenal

Unai Emery was unable to sign ‘at least three’ of his Arsenal summer transfer targets. Emery was sacked at the end of last month after overseeing a seven-game winless run that has now stretched to nine under Freddie Ljungberg’s interim tutelage. The Spaniard was appointed as Arsene Wenger’s successor...