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Jiangsu FC: Inter Milan owners close Chinese Super League champions

Jiangsu’s star player is Brazilian Alex Teixeira Chinese Super League champions Jiangsu FC – who have the same owners as Inter Milan – have “ceased operations”, the club said on Sunday. Owners Suning said they were closing down the club to focus on its core retail business in the country. Jiangsu won their first league … Read more

Poverty alleviation, a solemn promise fulfilled by Chinese leadership

BEIJING, Feb. 22, 2021 /CNW/ — With its fundamental purpose of serving the people heart and soul, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has been devoted to leading the nation towards building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, and has helped it achieve miraculous results in reducing poverty. “Seeing that poor people and impoverished … Read more

Chinese loans to Latin America plunge as virus strains ties

MIAMI (AP) — It seemed like a match made in finance heaven. In 2010, China, its economy roaring and state companies looking to expand globally, set its eyes on Latin America, a region starved of capital but rich in natural resources the Asian giant lacked. The result: a record $35 billion in state-to-state loans that … Read more

Chinese vaccine arrives in Hungary, a first in the EU

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A shipment of COVID-19 vaccines produced in China arrived in Hungary on Tuesday, making it the first of the European Union’s 27 nations to receive a Chinese vaccine. A jet carrying 550,000 vaccine doses developed by the Chinese state-owned company Sinopharm landed at Budapest’s international airport after flying in from Beijing. … Read more

Chinese State TV Rings in the New Year With a Blackface Fiasco

via CCTV Despite its racist origins and painful history, blackface keeps showing up on TV in China. On Thursday night local time, the opening performance of state-run broadcaster CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala featured Chinese men and women smeared in dark makeup, dressed in mismatched costumes meant to evoke “African tribal” attire. Ululations with a brisk … Read more

Chinese TV features blackface performers in New Year’s gala

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state TV included dancers in blackface depicting Africans during a national broadcast Thursday as Asia welcomed the lunar Year of the Ox with subdued festivities amid travel curbs to contain renewed coronavirus outbreaks. The “African Song and Dance” performance came at start of the Spring Festival Gala, one of the world’s … Read more

Joe Biden presses Xi Jinping on ‘abuses in Xinjiang’ in first call with Chinese leader

Then US Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast during a State Luncheon for China at the Department of State in Washington, DC in 2015 – AFP US President Joe Biden spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Wednesday, his first direct contact with the leader of the world’s second-largest economy … Read more

U.S. And Chinese Military Chiefs Talk As Relations Fray : NPR

Defense Secretary Mark Esper, pictured last month, spoke with his Chinese counterpart Thursday amid strained relations between the two countries. Michael Reynolds/AP hide caption toggle caption Michael Reynolds/AP Defense Secretary Mark Esper, pictured last month, spoke with his Chinese counterpart Thursday amid strained relations between the two countries. Michael Reynolds/AP Amid deteriorating U.S.-China relations, further … Read more