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Chinese fans react to Yao’s retirement news – 40.5% feel sad

Soon after Yao Ming’s retirement news came out, China’s major website Sina initiated a poll among Yao’s fans. Up to July 11th, 2:03am Beijing time, 175,679 people participated in the poll. Among them, 40.5% feel sad and believes Yao deserves more achievements, 23.2% feel calm and was expecting this to happen, and 18.5% feel shocked by … Continue reading

China Daily: Chinese Laud Yao

China Daily: Chinese laud Yao BEIJING – Although iconic center Yao Ming’s possible retirement is yet to be officially announced, Chinese hoops celebrities and fans have already begun to recall the giant’s outstanding career – along with some of his fellow NBA players.  Plagued by a series of foot injuries, the Houston Rockets’ all-star center appeared … Continue reading

What led to French Open Champion Li Na’s success?

On June 4th, Li Na became China’s first grand slam tennis champion as she defeated defending champion Francesca Schiavone in two sets to win the French Open tennis tournament. People are wondering what has led Li Na to the success. Besides her exceptional talent, there are four key elements that have created such a legend. … Continue reading

The Yao Ming Effect: The end, or a new beginning?

Yesterday, the NBA league announced Yao Ming’s retirement decision, most major U.S. and Chinese media also reported the news quickly. Yao’s agent announced that Yao is giving a news conference in Shanghai on July 20 to talk about “his future career plans.” In the latest reports in English from major media as well as the … Continue reading

China Daily: Dalian Wanda to inject $77.3 millions to boost Chinese soccer

China Daily: Dalian Wanda to inject $77.3 millions to boost Chinese soccer BEIJING – Fresh from the recent disappointment of its Olympic team failing to qualify for next year’s London Games, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) launched a huge salvage campaign on Sunday by reaching a multi-million-dollar deal with a domestic company to support a … Continue reading

China health club market – Huge potential & challenges

As China has become the 2nd largest economy in the world and 11.3% of the nation’s households have reached middle class level with an average annual income of RMB40,000-200,000 (US$6,000-30,000), more and more Chinese have been aware of the importance of well-being and fitness. The health club market has since become huge in China now. … Continue reading

LA Times: Kobe Bryant Might Take Part In Exhibition Games In China

LA Times: Kobe Bryant might take part in exhibition games in China  Kobe Bryant and his agent, Rob Pelinka, are trying to put together a tour to China by NBA players, says Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Derrick Williams, who also is represented by Pelinka. The games likely would be played in Shanghai… Continue reading

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