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Beijing exhibition marks painter’s centennial

Min Shuqian’s (1919-2010) career as a painter and educator, which spanned some five decades, exemplifies an evolution in artistic styles in 20th-century China. A graduate of Hangzhou College of Fine Arts, now the China Academy of Art, Min’s early works show solid training in oil painting techniques under the...

Shaanxi furthers cross-border e-commerce goal

Shaanxi is taking advantage of the online Silk Road to develop cross-border e-commerce. Honey from New Zealand, coffee from Rwanda, durian from Cambodia, as well as healthcare products from Australia, are now all available through online channels. He Jian, head of the management committee of the Airport New City...

China U18 lose 2-0 to Thailand in Panda Cup

CHENGDU, China – A mistake from China’s goalkeeper helped Thailand’s U18 national football team beat their Chinese counterparts 2-0 in the 2019 Panda Cup international tournament here on Monday. After making a few mistakes in the previous match, Chinese keeper Jian Tao was replaced by Huang Zihao for the...

On the road beyond Beijing

Caves, beekeepers and stone villages are among the surprising discoveries of a driving trip from the capital through Hebei province, Erik Nilsson discovers. There were two donkeys outside the restaurant. One was printed on a sign above the street where the other – a real donkey – was being...

China’s Zhang storms into French Open second round

PARIS – Chinese tennis player Zhang Shuai whitewashed Varvara Lepchenko of the United States 6-1, 6-1 to reach the second round of the French Open here on Monday. Zhang failed in the first round on consecutive occasions in recent clay tournaments, while overwhelming her American opponent in 52 minutes...

Juventus still dreaming of Pochettino or Klopp

Juventus are likely to appoint Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri as the successor to Max Allegri but they are still dreaming of Champions League finalists Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp. According to Sky in Italy, Sarri is the clear favourite to take over, but no announcement will be made until...

Koeman: ‘Rather sour’ if Liverpool don’t win final

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman has suggested that both Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum ‘deserve’ to win the Champions League with Liverpool. The former Everton boss believes it would be “rather sour” if Liverpool’s astonishing season ended in no silverware; they are Europe’s second-best side according to their points...

Barcelona make Suarez ‘transferable’ after Liverpool games

Barcelona have reportedly made Luis Suarez available for transfer this summer after his poor performances against Liverpool in the Champions League and his decision to undergo knee surgery. The Uruguayan scored against his former club at the Nou Camp but then struggled at Anfield; he then opted to miss...

European league: Four champs trail Liverpool, Man Utd nowhere

With Serie A now wrapped up, here are the top 20 teams in Europe’s big five leagues ranked in order of points per game this season. Man Utd were 22nd…    1) Manchester City – 98 points Points per game: 2.58 W32 D2 L4 F95 A23 GD72 Premier League...

‘Liverpool target’ excited by Manchester City move

Reported Liverpool target Houssem Aouar has gushed about the possibility of joining Manchester City this summer. The France Under-21 international has been repeatedly linked with Liverpool but he has been more recently noted as a target for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. Liverpool have watched Aouar this season along...