FIFA unveil final reform plan amid new scandals

Monday, July 17, 2017

A journalist walks in front of FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland December 2, 2015. ZURICH — The Federation International Football Association (FIFA) executive committee on Thursday unanimously approved a set of reform proposals, after two FIFA high-ranking officials arrested earlier the day.Ahead of the two-day executive committee meeting to wrap up on Thursday afternoon, focused read more »

Onus should be on watchdog

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Mainland tourists carry shopping bags as they walk through Hong Kong’s shopping district Causeway Bay. While policymakers around the world compete with each other to woo Chinese tourists, a steady source of growth for local economies, it is hard to believe that China’s top tourism watchdog warned on Sunday that tourists could be punished for read more »

Protect environment by allowing public litigation

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Lawmakers should feel the urgency of passing an effective Environmental Protection Law in China, which should entitle people and social organizations the right to launch public interest litigation against polluters, says an article in Southern Metropolis Daily. Excerpts:Chinese lawmakers will review the fourth draft of the Environmental Protection Law next week. Obviously, there is much read more »

Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit rangers named UN Champions of the Earth

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, a South African and largely female ranger group, has been announced as one of the winners of the United Nation’s top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award, for their excellent job in wildlife preservation.The annual Champions of the Earth awards are the highest environmental accolade that the United read more »

Chicago readies for Chinese New Year in 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

Officials, executives and community leaders at the announcement of Chicago’s city-wide Chinese New Year celebration on Dec 1. From left: Jeff Alexander, president of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, David Whitaker, president of Choose Chicago, Julie Tiao Ma, president of the Chinese Fine Arts Society, Sharpen Moy Tu, executive director of Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, cellist read more »

Air China sees steady growth in passenger, freight traffic

Friday, July 14, 2017

Passengers walk to ticket counters of Air China at a terminal of Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, March 28, 2016. Air China said Tuesday that it had witnessed steady growth in passenger and freight during the first seven months of the year. The number of passengers jumped 7.2 percent year on year to 55.4 read more »

Chinese naval escort task force visits Qatar

Friday, July 14, 2017

The 24th Chinese naval escort task force arrived in Doha, Qatar on Jan. 21 local time, starting its five-day visit to the country. It is the second visit by the Chinese Navy to Qatar. The task force was welcomed by 400 representatives from the Chinese Embassy in Qatar, local Chinese companies, overseas Chinese and Qatari read more »

Bayern lends expertise to Chinese sports management students

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tsinghua University has expanded its academic prowess to the sports field after signing a deal with top German soccer club Bayern Munich to help teach sports management.Under the deal signed on Friday, FC Bayern Munich will assist in the sports management courses offered by the university’s Center for Development of Sports Industry. The club will read more »

Renewed efforts needed for supply-side reform, says official

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sheng Laiyun, spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics.Further efforts needed to release the potential for growth and to reduce overcapacityRenewed efforts are needed to push supply-side structural reform to further release growth potential, a senior government official said on Wednesday.Sheng Laiyun, spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics, said, “The economic fundamentals have not read more »

Senior CPC official vows to enhance China-Cuba ties

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

China vowed continued exchange of governing strategies with Cuba as communist party officials from both countries met in Beijing on Thursday. The two countries share time-honored friendly relations, Liu Yunshan, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said during a meeting with Cuban Communist read more »

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