Posts Tagged East Asia

China’s Hang Zhou wins World Cup aerials event

Zhou Hang, of China, competes in the men's freestyle World Cup aerials competition on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Lake Placid, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — China’s Hang Zhou won the World Cup aerials event Saturday at Whiteface Mountain and Australia’s Renee McElduff topped the women’s field

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Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

A woman walks past a poster of animation "Assassination Classroom" in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood - or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria - have been cut out. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities - typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy. The following day, broadcaster Fuji Television Network canceled an episode of the animation, citing "inappropriate material given the current situation." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities — typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy.

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Australia beats South Korea 2-1 to win Asian Cup final

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia won its first Asian Cup title by beating South Korea 2-1 after extra time Saturday in the final at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium.

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Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth

In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, Chinese schoolchildren waves their national flags and the 2022 Olympic bid logo to show their support at the ski resort in Yanqing, a suburb of Beijing, where the speed mavens of Alpine skiing and the sliding events - bobsled, skeleton and luge - have been proposed to be held in the bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Chinese authorities are making the final push in its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that will make the Chinese capital Beijing the first city to hold both the summer and winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

CHONGLI, China (AP) — Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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NBA in expanded digital partnership with China’s Tencent

BEIJING (AP) — The National Basketball Association is forming its largest international digital partnership through an expansion of its arrangements with Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd., the league said Friday.

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