Asian Games

COVID Concerns Prompt China to Abandon Role as AFC Cup Host

On Saturday, China officially withdrew from its role as the host of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup. The quadrennial event, which brings together 24 national soccer teams from across Asia, was originally...

Oceanic Display Leaves Neighbours Queasy

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on the not-so-subtle political undertones of the Asian Games’ opening ceremony in Guangzhou: Asian emissaries at the opening ceremony found themselves awkwardly applauding a display of...

Red Roofs Invade Chinese City, Angering Residents

After Beijing and Shanghai, Guangzhou is set to be the latest Chinese metropolis to get spruced up for a major international gathering. From AP: For the past year, workers have been repainting hundreds of buildings in Guangzhou...

Guangzhou Battles Bad Air Quality Ahead of Asian Games

The Asian Games will be held in Guangzhou November 12-17,  and local officials are already concerned about improving air quality: The Guangdong provincial environmental protection department has said that the Games are taking...

Bye-bye, Doha – Xinhua

China Daily’s report says, “Chinese men’s basketballers won the nation’s last gold medal at the Doha Asian Games on Friday, increasing the number of golds won by the Chinese to 165, the second-best record behind 183 at the 1990 Beijing Games.” At the closing ceremony of the 15th Doha Asian Games Chinese artists were singing […]

Alleged Sexual Harassment and Assault Mars China’s Image in Doha – Yu Nan

From China Daily: …Last Wednesday morning, Zhou Mengmeng, member of the Chinese cue sports team, suddenly announced she was withdrawing from the cue sports semifinals. The 19-year-old girl claimed her male teammate Tian Pengfei assaulted her in a hallway Friday night, hitting her in the stomach and causing her to lose her playing spirit, forcing […]

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