Category: News

Ferdinand explains why England should play like Liverpool

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has questioned whether Gareth Southgate’s philosophy will lead the Three Lions to Euro 2020 success. Despite reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup and Nations League in the past 12 months, Ferdinand feels the players at the manager’s disposal may be better suited to...

Zhejiang shaping as center of excellence

Eastern province building on its reputation as a sporting hub with huge investment in facilities for local communities Sport is king in Zhejiang. For decades, the eastern coastal province has been renowned for producing superstars like swimmer Sun Yang, while the capital city Hangzhou is cementing its reputation as...

Seminar investigates ways to popularize music production

Music industry practitioners and experts discussed ways to popularize music production among the masses and technology’s influence on the music industry at a recent seminar, Music Evolution Theory. The seminar centered on a newly-launched mobile application that allows users without any experience to compose music. Via AI technology, the...

Tapping into a deeper talent pool

National tourney exposes need for naturalized players to go to Olympics   Despite an embarrassing lack of talent on display at the recent national championships, the Chinese Ice Hockey Association remains upbeat that its talent cultivation program will reap dividends at the home Olympics in 2022. Billed as Chinese...

More than a place of pilgrimage

Jerusalem hopes to show Chinese its allure extends beyond its holy sites, Xu Lin reports. Hong Kong actress Vivian Chow recently posted photos of her travels in Jerusalem. The 51-year-old’s online photos show resplendent views of the ancient city. She made the visit as a growing number of Chinese,...

Thiem’s ‘dream’ will have to wait

  PARIS – Dominic Thiem said he feels like he’s is getting closer to his “dream” of winning a Grand Slam title, despite being downed in four sets by Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s French Open final. The Austrian, who was beaten by Nadal in straight sets in last year’s...

Guangdong leads maritime economy 24 years in a row

The coastal province of Guangdong has led the country in the maritime economy for 24 consecutive years, generating 1.93 trillion yuan ($279.12 billion) output in the sector last year. Guangdong’s maritime output accounted for 23.2 percent of the national total and nearly 20 percent of the province’s gross domestic...

Arsenal ‘agree terms’ with Belgian winger; close to €30m deal

Arsenal are close to striking a deal with Dalian Yifang to bring Yannick Carrasco to the Emirates Stadium after agreeing terms with the Belgian, according to reports. The Premier League side came close to landing him in January, with the two clubs unable to agree on a fee at that...

Solskjaer in ‘no doubt’ that Man Utd should sign Barca man

Manchester United are considering whether to make an offer for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, according to reports. Rakitic’s future at the Nou Camp is uncertain as, though he has two years remaining on his contract, he is eager to begin talks over an extension. Barca are reluctant to do...

Xhaka reveals how he feels about potential Arsenal captaincy

Granit Xhaka would love to become Arsenal captain and has denied he wants to move away from the club this summer. The 26-year-old joined the Gunners in a £35million transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2016 but has proved a divisive figure among supporters, who all haven’t...