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Judo founder's hometown hoping for Olympic spotlight

Jigoro Kano's picture hangs in dojos worldwide, but the Japanese founder of judo is sometimes overlooked in his own hometown of Kobe - something fans are hoping the Tokyo Olympic Games will change.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/16 15:33:40

More Beijing cultural sites close once again due to new COVID-19 cases

More cultural venues in Beijing, including various museums, announced they were closing again or postponing their reopening after the capital raised its COVID-19 emergency response from Level III to Level II due to a recent outbreak in the southern and western part of the city. Meanwhile, those that are not shutting down have begun implementing stricter measures to limit visitor traffic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/17 17:53:40

Indian face masks printed with wearers' likeness fail to impress Chinese netizens

An Indian photo studio has come up with a novel idea of producing face masks that feature the lower half of customers' faces printed on them so wearers can be more recognizable. However, the Chinese social media reaction toward the concept has been less than stellar, with many netizens saying they find it creepy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/28 17:48:43

Mental health experts discuss support for frontline medical workers in the wake of COVID-19

Due to the widespread outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe and the US, many medical workers in these regions have started to suffer similar psychological stress that Chinese medical workers experienced working on the frontlines of the epidemic in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/1 23:43:40

Traditional Chinese medicine proves effective in combating COVID-19 and provides a healthy lifestyle

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been proved effective in preventing and treating COVID-19 and has been exported to foreign countries such as Italy and the Netherlands. Amid the COVID-19 epidemic outbreak around the world, the culture of traditional Chinese medicine has come into focus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/16 17:13:40

Upgraded Ice and Snow Festival launched at the 'Bird's Nest,' warming up 2022 Winter Olympics

The 11th Happy Snow Season was launched at National Stadium in Beijing, also known as the Bird's Nest, on Thursday. More than 3,000 students of various schools were invited to experience the interesting snow events in order to let more residents take a step closer to the upcoming Winter Olympics.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/2 16:58:42

For Sidy Diallo, the weekend brings another marathon

Sidy Diallo has traveled the globe, sometimes running marathons in consecutive weeks to preach the still largely unappreciated benefits of running barefoot.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/3 14:58:39

Fast-food calorie info only cuts intake temporarily: study

Labeling fast-food menu items with calorie counts only leads to a slight, short-term decrease in average calories purchased in the United States, a study published on Thursday found.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/31 19:38:41

Poetry in motion: Social media Instapoets revive ancient art

Eighteen-year-old Londoner Danique Bailey is one of a new generation of poets using social media to revive the art.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/23 19:23:39

Chinese martial arts focus of international tournament in US

Learning Chinese kung fu can help kids develop more meaningful habits by diminishing their addiction to modern electronics devices, a Chinese kung fu super star said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/5 17:58:39