Posts Tagged Greater China

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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Meet Coco: potentially China’s next Li Na

China’s Xu Shilin, with playing partner Australia’s Sara Tomic, serves as they play Czech Republic’s Miriam Kolodziejova and Marketa Vondrousova during junior girls' doubles semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Xu, who just turned 17 and goes by the English name Coco, was the first Chinese girl to be No. 1 in the world junior rankings and won the gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games last year. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — China has begun its search for the next Li Na, and one of the juniors with the talent to replace the country’s two-time Grand Slam champion may speak better English than she does Chinese.

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Meet Coco: China’s next Li Na

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — China has begun its search for the next Li Na, and one of the juniors with the talent to replace the country’s two-time Grand Slam champion may speak better English than she does Chinese.

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Dongfeng wins 3rd leg of Volvo Ocean Race

SANYA, China (AP) — Dongfeng Race Team, led by French skipper Charles Caudrelier, claimed a slice of Volvo Ocean Race history Tuesday when it became the Chinese entry to win a leg of offshore sailing’s most prestigious event.

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