Month: March 2018

Smartening up China's image
Smartening up China's image

The Palace Museum announced on Friday that it will stop selling its popular “Gege” dolls, based on a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) princess, after they were said to be too similar to a product made by a foreign manufacturer, especially in terms of their head-body proportion and joints, which led to…

Good call to give phone booths new lease on life
Good call to give phone booths new lease on life

SIX PUBLIC PHONE booths in the Xuhui district of Shanghai have been transformed into reading booths, which is a good exploration of urban modernization. The Paper.cn comments: Six public telephone booths in a conservation zone in Xuhui were recently launched as reading booths in a pilot project. People can still…

G20 meeting in Argentina eclipsed
G20 meeting in Argentina eclipsed

BUENOS AIRES – Finance ministers and central bankers from the 20 leading industrial and developing countries are meeting in Argentina at a meeting that has been eclipsed by growing concerns over the potential of a global trade war following US President Donald Trump’s decision to slap import tariffs on steel…

China craving new pool of superstars
China craving new pool of superstars

World Series serves as showcase for next generation of champions China’s diving chief has admitted that the sport urgently needs another superstar in order to boost its popularity. The nation has been a dominant force in diving for decades, producing high-profile stars such as Guo Jingjing, Wu Minxia and Tian…

'Great 8' joins elite list of snipers
'Great 8' joins elite list of snipers

Ovechkin becomes fourth-fastest to reach 600-goal plateau in NHL WASHINGTON – Make it 600 goals and counting for Alex Ovechkin. And give the Washington Capitals two more points in the tough Eastern Conference playoff race. Ovechkin – aka ‘The Great 8’ – scored twice in another historic performance and Evgeny…

Pep plays down prospect of derby-day title win
Pep plays down prospect of derby-day title win

MANCHESTER – Pep Guardiola on Monday tried to play down growing excitement among Manchester City supporters over the possibility of winning the Premier League title when it faces bitter rival United in the derby early next month. Jose Mourinho’s side visits Etihad Stadium on April 7 for a game which…

May looks to US-Canada border
May looks to US-Canada border

Arrangement could be used as an example in Ireland following Brexit British Prime Minister Theresa May has said her government is looking at the border between the United States and Canada for “lessons that could be applied” to the frontier between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland following Brexit….

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