Xi orders military to boost readiness

President Xi Jinping urged the Chinese military on Thursday to continue improving its combat capability and readiness.

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    A total of 102 paintings from 18 countries along the Belt and Road are on display in the city of Xianning, central China's Hubei Province.

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    More than 700 young people from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region start a six-day tour in Chengdu, Sichuan province, Aug 22, 2019.The activity was organized by New Home Association, a Hong Kong charity that has brought approximately 9,000 people from Hong Kong, especially youngsters, to visit cities on the mainland since 2015.

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    Chinese animated blockbuster ready to hit overseas cinemas

    Aug 22,2019

    In the movie world throughout China, the hot topic is all about "Ne Zha". The Chinese animated film continued to lead the domestic box office on Tuesday, grossing a total of over 4.2 billion yuan, or nearly 600 million U.S. dollars, in 26 days since its debut. And now "Ne Zha" is ready to hit overseas cinemas.

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    "In our version, I have rearranged the structure into a more circular way, making it from birth to death to reincarnation, which is a very oriental way of thinking," she explained.

  • New CFA chief sets clear targets

    New CFA chief sets clear targets

    Aug 23,2019

    Chen Xuyuan is elected president of the Chinese Football Association at the CFA's 11th membership conference at the Xianghe national soccer training center in Hebei province on Aug 22, 2019.

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    Aug 23,2019

    The Chinese Football Association has elected Chen Xuyuan, former president of the Shanghai International Port Group, its sixth president. Three vice-presidents and a new 35-member executive committee were also elected in Xianghe, Hebei province, on Thursday.

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    Chinese Football Association vows to boost financial health at clubs

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    The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has vowed to promote professional leagues and improve sustainable development of football clubs that now operate in red as player salaries in the Chinese Super League (CSL) continue to soar.

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    Chen Xuyuan elected new president of Chinese Football Association

    Aug 22,2019

    Chen Xuyuan was elected president of Chinese Football Association (CFA) at its 11th membership conference at the Xianghe National Football Training Center in Hebei Province on Thursday, with three experienced football professionals voted as vice presidents.

  • Shanghai makes strides toward becoming global e-sports center

    Shanghai makes strides toward becoming global e-sports center

    Aug 22,2019

    This summer has seen an explosion in the popularity of e-sports in China's international metropolis of Shanghai, which is striving to build itself into a global e-sports center.

  • CAS to hold Sun Yang hearing in public

    CAS to hold Sun Yang hearing in public

    Aug 21,2019

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on Tuesday that it will hold its hearing into China's Olympic champion Sun Yang in public.

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