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Chinese Super League secures $145m sponsorship deal
Sports2017-05-23 16:00June 24 2017 21:58:08

Chinese Super League secures $145m sponsorship deal

Ping An Insurance will continue to be a major sponsor of the Chinese Super League, announcing a new 1 billion yuan ($145 million) five-year deal for the naming rights.

Fencing competition kicks off in Shanghai
Sports2017-05-19 14:00June 24 2017 21:58:08

Fencing competition kicks off in Shanghai

Fencers from all over the world will be competing in Shanghai this weekend at the Westgate Mall Fencing Grand Prix Shanghai.

Chinese football has bright future, says FIFA official Zhang Jian
Sports2017-05-19 11:30June 24 2017 21:58:08

Chinese football has bright future, says FIFA official Zhang Jian

The new role could provide an avenue for the convergence of Chinese football and the global football culture. Furthermore, it could prove a crucial early step for China to someday host a FIFA World Cup, said newly elected FIFA council member.

Jenny Lang Ping named vice president of Chinese Volleyball Association
Sports2017-05-18 17:01June 24 2017 21:58:08

Jenny Lang Ping named vice president of Chinese Volleyball Association

Chinese volleyball legend Jenny Lang Ping will serve as vice president of the Chinese Volleyball Association (CVA), a senior official confirmed on Thursday.

Liu looking to maintain his momentum
Sports2017-05-18 13:31June 24 2017 21:58:08

Liu looking to maintain his momentum

Liu Yanwei plans to keep things simple in his pursuit of a career breakthrough at the $300,000 Thailand Open, which gets underway on Thursday.

Tong is still on the cutting edge
Sports2017-05-18 13:31June 24 2017 21:58:08

Tong is still on the cutting edge

Chinese figure skating icon Tong Jian has blossomed into a successful businessman with the same ease and grace he demonstrated when gliding across the ice in his heyday.

Super Dan threatens lawsuit over 4 mln yuan unpaid salary
Sports2017-05-18 10:30June 24 2017 21:58:08

Super Dan threatens lawsuit over 4 mln yuan unpaid salary

Chinese badminton champ Lin Dan has taken to Sina Weibo to demand 4 million yuan ($580,804) in wages owed from a China Badminton Super League club.

Argentina to collaborate with China in developing football talent
Sports2017-05-18 09:30June 24 2017 21:58:08

Argentina to collaborate with China in developing football talent

The Argentinean Minister of Sports Carlos Mac Allister announced on Wednesday in Beijing that his country and China had agreed to work on “the development of football” in the Asian giant.

China, Russia enhance cooperation in cultivating sporting talent
Sports2017-05-17 09:31June 24 2017 21:58:08

China, Russia enhance cooperation in cultivating sporting talent

Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) will establish a branch campus in Beijing, said Boris Titov, co-chairman of Russian-Chinese Committee of Friendship, Peace and Development on Tuesday.

Football player apologizes for 'slant eyes' gesture
Sports2017-05-16 09:30June 24 2017 21:58:08

Football player apologizes for 'slant eyes' gesture

Argentinian football player Ezequiel Lavezzi apologized via Sina Weibo on Sunday for his “slant eyes” photo which had attracted widespread criticism for being racist on Chinese social media since it was posted on twitter on Friday.

Sharing moves to basketballs
Sports2017-05-15 11:01June 24 2017 21:58:08

Sharing moves to basketballs

Basketball players in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, can now enjoy the sport without bringing a ball, thanks to a new basketball-sharing service.

China coach Lippi on World Cup and a national B team
Sports2017-05-14 13:31June 24 2017 21:58:08

China coach Lippi on World Cup and a national B team

China will continue its quest to qualify for the 2018 World Cup when the national team travels to Malaysia to face Syria on June 13.‍

China to play Philippines in international friendly in June
Sports2017-05-12 13:30June 24 2017 21:58:08

China to play Philippines in international friendly in June

China will play the Philippines in an international friendly in Guangzhou next month ahead of their crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier against Syria, the Chinese Football Association said.

Tai chi master rises to challenge in martial arts arena
Sports2017-05-09 16:31June 24 2017 21:58:08

Tai chi master rises to challenge in martial arts arena

Tai chi master Chen Zhenglei not only stands firm on moral ground in his response to the webpage challenge of a Japanese martial arts practitioner, but also leads the way of propriety for kung fu contestants.

These kids are always on the ball
Sports2017-05-09 16:31June 24 2017 21:58:08

These kids are always on the ball

After chasing down dozens of loose balls and accurately rolling them between baselines in the sweltering Beijing heat, 10-year-old Wang Siyuan finished her 30-minute tryout session drenched, but delighted.

Athletes become TV stars, but may lose standing
Sports2017-05-09 16:31June 24 2017 21:58:08

Athletes become TV stars, but may lose standing

As more Chinese athletes become household names, sports stars are cashing in on their celebrity status by signing up for reality TV shows. Yet playing the fame game can come at a price.

Rudisha seeks strong start in return to Shanghai Diamond league
Sports2017-05-09 11:31June 24 2017 21:58:08

Rudisha seeks strong start in return to Shanghai Diamond league

When double 800m Olympic and world champion David Rudisha of Kenya lines up on the track at Shanghai Diamond League meeting on May 13, only one thing will matter, make a strong start.

CFA denies report on 2034 World Cup bid
Sports2017-05-08 16:31June 24 2017 21:58:08

CFA denies report on 2034 World Cup bid

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) denied on Monday that it had decided to bid for the 2034 FIFA World Cup.

China pitted against NZ, HK, S Korea in basketball World Cup
Sports2017-05-08 16:01June 24 2017 21:58:08

China pitted against NZ, HK, S Korea in basketball World Cup

China will play against New Zealand, Hong Kong and South Korea in the Group A of the qualification for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, after a draw ceremony concluded on Sunday evening in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province.

Chinese Football Association denies 2034 World Cup bid reports
Sports2017-05-08 15:01June 24 2017 21:58:08

Chinese Football Association denies 2034 World Cup bid reports

The Chinese Football Association has denied rumors that China will bid to host the 2034 World Cup.

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