World Cup ‘a bridge too far’ for star Kallis

Monday, September 11, 2017

South Africa’s Jacques Kallis acknowledged on Wednesday that his dream of playing in next year’s Cricket World Cup was “a bridge too far”. Kallis, 38, scored just five runs in three innings in a recent one-day international series in Sri Lanka “I just knew on that tour that I was done,” Kallis said in a read more »

Letter from Mao Zedong to UK politician to go for auction

Monday, September 11, 2017

The file photo shows a fragment of a letter from China’s Mao Zedong to former Labour Prime Minister Clement Atlee in 1937.A letter written by China’s Mao Zedong asking a leading British politician for help in fighting Japanese invaders in 1937 is to be auctioned later this month in London, where it is expected to read more »

Online traders tap into used car market and improve transparency

Sunday, September 10, 2017

A customer browses on, the emerging used car trading website in China. [Kuang Linhua / China Daily]Used car trading website announced this month that it raised C round funds in April, a year after it was established, to became the fastest fundraiser while its peers spent years gaining A round funding.The $85 million read more »

Central bank plans clearinghouse for online transactions

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Goal is to prevent fraud, increase transparency and guarantee funds China’s central bank is building a clearinghouse for online transactions to tame online finance risks and better regulate the expanding industry. The People’s Bank of China has approved preliminary plans for the establishment of the platform and the management plan submitted by the Payment and read more »

Food helps to resist pollution?

Saturday, September 9, 2017

On Jan 9, when smog began to enshroud cities in China, a post suddenly went viral on Sina Weibo, a popular micro-blogging platform in China.Written in a funny style by a netizen identified as a Traditional Chinese Medicine food therapy specialist in Guangdong province, the post advises people to eat black fungus and coagulated pig read more »

Song Dynasty Town in Hangzhou

Friday, September 8, 2017

Scenery of Song Dynasty Town.Song Dynasty Town, a beautiful place; Song Dynasty Town, a song culture places; Song Dynasty Town, a show of song of eternal love. Beautiful scenery, a window of a door, one showed Chinese Ancient Song Dynasty style. Here not only has the dignity and power of the Imperial City, and the read more »

Pulitzer-winning show on identity crisis takes to stage in Beijing

Friday, September 8, 2017

If you are interested in multi-cultural conflicts and self-identity issues of immigrants in United States, Disgraced is a show you shouldn’t miss. And you don’t need to take a long flight to watch it at the other side of the Pacific, because the director and cast have come to Beijing to give Chinese theatre-goers a read more »

PLA Navy rescues ship in pirate infested waters

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The 25th Escort Fleet of the People’s Liberation Army Navy rescued a Tuvalu-flagged cargo ship from pirates on Sunday morning in the Gulf of Aden, according to the Navy.The fleet was told on Saturday afternoon by United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, which coordinates safe passage for merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden, that the read more »

Paris attacks suspect Abrini arrested: Belgian media

Thursday, September 7, 2017

A suspect in the attack which took place at the Brussels international airport of Zaventem, is seen in this CCTV image made available by Belgian Police on April 7, 2016. BRUSSELS – Mohamed Abrini, wanted over November’s Islamic State attacks in Paris, has been arrested in Brussels, Belgium’s public broadcasters said on Friday, adding that read more »

China’s pioneer of abstract art unveils new paintings in London

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Shanghai-born artist Ding Yi, a pioneer of abstract art in China, will present his first solo London exhibition, at the Timothy Taylor gallery in the capital’s Mayfair starting on Friday.Appearance of Crosses includes seven pieces that have not been shown before. They incorporate his signature technique, which comprises the use of small crosses that are read more »

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