Category: News

UK’s Johnson will speak to EU leaders on Brexit deal by end of Monday

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker by the end of Monday to urge the leaders to support his Brexit deal, the Sunday Times reported. Johnson will offer the three leaders the option to...

Greater Bay Area poised to drive China’s growth

Hong Kong and other cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area can become growth engines for China and the world as the Bay Area plan is fully implemented and if institutional innovations are in place, said Shen Minghao, head of a research institute focusing on the 11-city cluster....

Maguire admits England suffer for Man Utd, Spurs and Everton being sh*t

England’s disappointing defeat in the Czech Republic could have been down to a number of players heading into the international break in poor club form, according to Harry Maguire. The Three Lions missed the chance to seal qualification for Euro 2020 after slipping to a 2-1 loss in Prague...

Keane warns duo that their England careers could be over

Roy Keane has warned Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli that they may never play for England again after missing out on the current squad. Manchester United’s Lingard and Tottenham’s Alli were kept out of Gareth Southgate’s squad to face the Czech Republic – who they lost 2-1 to on...

Barca include Man Utd, Spurs men on four-man January wishlist

Barcelona have drawn up a four-man January wishlist as they seek a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez, according to reports. The Catalan giants are understood to be planning ahead despite 32-year-old Suarez already bagging six goals this season. And Mundo Deportivo (via the Daily Mirror) claims that Manchester United‘s...

When nature becomes a stage

Above the ground covered with small white stones are several tile-eaves, as if the actual houses are buried inside the whiteness. With fog arising from the ground, you can stroll around to see people from all walks of life – a fortune-teller, an elderly porter, a monk sitting on...

Musical moments that should never end

Two weeks after the debut of an internet variety show named The Big Band a few months ago, Xu Bin shared the performance of a 25-year-old song that had featured in the show through the social media app WeChat. Xu, 54, a journalist with Zhejiang Daily who says he...

Dark, light and white brews

One of the best known methods of Chinese cooking is to slowly simmer poultry and meats in a saucy, spiced brew. This style of braising is known as lu, after the flavorful brew the food is cooked in. All over China from region to region, there is always a...

Idol worship hits fresh highs as new generation rises

China’s burgeoning fan industry is set to soar and become a billion-dollar business. Christine Low reports. It all began early last year, when Cai Xiaolun started watching Idol Producer, an talent survival program produced by online video platform iQiyi. She soon became aware of a contestant named Cai Xukun...