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Soccer fans question whether inviting pop stars to World Cup broadcasts overly commercializes the game


British pop king Robbie William's hit "Let Me Entertain You" kicked off the FIFA World Cup in Russia. However, thousands of miles away, it is China that seems to be making it more entertaining, albeit in a recklessly commercialized way.

A punishing diet and 12 hours of training a day, China's idol boot camps churn out girl bands

As trainees, they need to train at least 12 hours a day, while to keep fit - the most visible criteria for idol-wannabes - they mostly subside on meals consisting ...

Chinese-made souvenirs dominate World Cup with high quality and innovative design

Behind this soccer carnival are tens of thousands of Chinese factory workers like Guan, including those who produce national flags in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, those who package crayfish in Hubei ...


After Macron, French prime minister to visit China

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will fly to China on Friday to cement bilateral ties and promote business partnerships in promising sectors, his office said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 22:58:40

Yulin celebrates low-profile dog meat festival

The traditional dog meat festival in Yulin, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, which begins on Thursday this year, will take place in a much more undisturbed manner this year, with few animal rights protests reported before the event.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 22:38:40

57% World Cup ticket buyers from China are women who want to see players up close

Although China failed to reach the World Cup finals in Russia, Chinese soccer fans' passion for the tournament appears to have not been affected, as they are expected to spend over 3 billion yuan ($461 million) in the host country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 22:33:40

Chinese State Councilor holds talks with Danish FM

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday held talks with Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 22:13:21

Patience urged after Pope signals hope for relations, dialogue with China

Pope Francis' recent remarks on China expressed a positive signal for dialogue between the two countries, a Chinese expert said Thursday, while calling for more patience as it takes time to reach consensus on the thorny issues that go beyond religion.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 21:33:43

North Korea deserves trust as Kim shows resolution on China trip: analysts

The visit of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to China showcased the country's resolution on denuclearization and pursuit of development, analysts said but noting international-level doubts toward the North still exist.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 21:33:41

China and Nepal sign 14 infrastructure and connectivity deals

China and Nepal have signed 14 agreements on issues including infrastructure, railway, energy, post-disaster reconstruction and human resources.
Source: CGTN | 2018/6/21 20:58:21

Chinese State Councilor holds talks with Danish FM

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday held talks with Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 20:53:10

China's regular patrol and construction help with free navigation in the S.China Sea

Traffic in the South China Sea was unhindered and safe in 2017, and China's regular patrols and long-term management of the area has guaranteed the safety of the region and the navigation of passing merchant ships, a report on the navigation status of the South China Sea shows.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 20:43:44

Actions undermining one-China consensus gain steam in US, observers warn

US politicians' recent increasing moves to challenge the one-China policy are highly dangerous, and China will take countermeasures in response to the provocations, Chinese experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 20:28:40

China slams 'capricious' US trade actions

The US has many structural problems and turns other countries into scapegoats of its own issues, and its approach of using "big sticks" in trade talks does not work for China, a senior Chinese trade official said Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 20:18:41

Aircraft carrier finishes first sea trials, expected to boost air supremacy

China's first domestically built aircraft carrier has reportedly completed all its first sea trials, with experts saying the result was satisfying and provided a good base for upcoming further trials on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 19:38:40

City building itself as capital of cuteness with panda-themed hotpot, boulevards

Southwest Chinese city of Chengdu has rolled out an adorable plan called the Land of Giant Pandas.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 19:33:41