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...
Jan 1, 2011
In New Weekly, He Shuqing asks what miseries and quandaries afflict China, and what hope casts a light of positivity on the new year.
Nov 20, 2010
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...
Nov 14, 2010
Guangzhou, host of the 2010 Asian Games, by Ken Marshall
May 25, 2010
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...
Feb 10, 2010
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...
Aug 5, 2008
Ever wonder how organizers get the tens of thousands of participants to coordinate so seamlessly in mass games performances? Here is an interesting and detailed recounting from a former junior high school student who was among...
Dec 16, 2006
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 […]
Dec 13, 2006
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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- NYT – In Turbulent Times, Xi Builds a Security Fortress for China, and Himself
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