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Naturalized players not panacea for what ails Chinese soccer

Thanks to his two goals in three rounds since the 2024 season of the Chinese top flight soccer league, an African striker has become the focal point of discussion and emerged as the fresh target of naturalization.

Zhejiang bags team titles at National Golf Championship

Team of Zhejiang swept the men's and women's team titles at the 2024 National Golf Championship concluded at the Poly Chongqing Golf Club in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Sunday.

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  • China's young table tennis aces are poised to defend their nation's legacy in the sport amid stiff competition

    Considered as the national sport of China, table tennis is a sport in which the Chinese national team has historically excelled at the Olympic Games. China finished the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with four gold and three silver medals, losing only the mixed doubles gold to a Japanese pair.

    By Wu Jie and Lu Wenao | 2024/3/31 23:23:14
  • Former national soccer team coach Li stands trial for bribery

    The trial of Li Tie, former head coach of the Chinese national men's soccer team, for accepting and offering bribes to non-state employees began at the Xianning Intermediate People's Court in Central China's Hubei Province on Thursday. The trial comes as authorities announced new efforts to strengthen supervision of the sport.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/3/28 22:38:50
  • Coach Ivankovic earns more time to develop tactics for Team China

    After a 4-1 win over Singapore in Tianjin on Tuesday night, China's national soccer team has successfully maintained its World Cup qualification hopes.

    By Lu Wenao in Tianjin | 2024/3/28 18:48:49
  • Wu Lei inspires China to victory, breaking team's winless streak

    Striker Wu Lei contributed two goals and an assist to help the Chinese national soccer team bounce back with a 4-1 win over Singapore on Tuesday in Tianjin, ending the team's winless streak since November 2023.

    By Lu Wenao in Tianjin | 2024/3/27 0:37:43
  • Former high-profile soccer officials sentenced for bribery

    Four high-profile soccer officials, including former Chinese Football Association (CFA) chief Chen Xuyuan and vice chief Yu Hongchen, were sentenced to imprisonment on Tuesday for taking bribes, with their jail terms ranging from eight years to life imprisonment.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/3/26 22:24:45
  • Chinese table tennis star Fan Zhendong protests against toxic idolization

    China's leading table tennis star Fan Zhendong took to his personal social media on Monday to urge fans to stop violating his privacy, and he reserved his right to resort to legal means if necessary.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/26 15:24:02
  • 4 ex-Chinese soccer officials sentenced for bribery

    Former Chinese Football Association (CFA) chief Chen Xuyuan was sentenced to life imprisonment for accepting bribes totaling over 81 million yuan ($11.23 million), the Huangshi Intermediate People's Court in Central China's Hubei Province ruled on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/26 11:17:38
  • China plays crucial role in global development of table tennis: ITTF president

    While China's men's and women's teams defended their titles at the recently concluded 2024 World Team Table Tennis Championships Finals in Busan, South Korea, they faced stern challenges from the host Japan and other emerging countries.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/3/24 19:59:48
  • Chinese national soccer team captain Zhang Linpeng retracts retirement decision

    Chinese national team captain Zhang Linpeng has retracted his retirement decision from the national team as he insisted that he would give all his energy to finding a replacement if needed.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/24 19:08:31
  • Young Chinese athletes will inspire future shooters at Paris 2024: ISSF president

    Chinese markswoman Zhang Mengxue secured the first gold medal for the Chinese delegation at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. In Tokyo 2020, it was another shooter, Yang Qian, who won the first gold. Who will carry on the honor of capturing the first gold medal for China in Paris 2024?

    By Wu Jie | 2024/3/21 20:08:58
  • China coach Ivankovic downplays favorite position ahead of Singapore game

    China's national soccer team head coach Branko Ivankovic insisted on Wednesday that there are no stronger or weaker teams in soccer as he downplayed China's favorite position in the buildup to the World Cup Asian qualifiers against Singapore.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/20 20:34:03
  • Skater Lin Xiaojun triumphant in 500m at short track worlds

    Short track speed skater Lin Xiaojun proved his mettle in the 500 meters at the world championships on Saturday by winning the race in 41.592 seconds.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/3/17 20:46:39
  • Chinese athletes on final stretch

    Chinese athletes are on the final stretch to secure their berths for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, with some already making history in qualifying for the inaugural events for the Paris Games.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/3/13 21:48:00
  • Ivankovic aims to instill attacking mentality in Chinese national soccer team

    Newly appointed Branko Ivankovic will start his inaugural training session as the head coach of the Chinese national men's soccer team with the players on Monday afternoon, as he is bidding for a berth for China at the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/3/10 21:27:11
  • NPC deputy from Hong Kong proposes bid for 2031 FIFA Women's World Cup

    Kenneth Fok Kai-kong, a deputy of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to the National People's Congress, has proposed a joint bid from mainland, Hong Kong, and Macao for the 2031 FIFA Women's World Cup.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/4 23:53:45
  • Chinese divers capture all gold medals during first leg of World Cup

    China finished the first leg of the 2024 World Aquatics Diving World Cup at the top of the medal table on Sunday after sweeping all nine gold medals up for grabs in Montreal, Canada.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/3/4 21:25:35
  • History-making moment: 15-Year-Old Chinese surfer Yang Siqi qualifies for surfing competition at Paris 2024

    Yang Siqi, a young talent hailing from Sichuan, China, secured her spot at the Paris Olympics during the 2024 ISA World Surfing Games (WSG) in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on March 1st, local time. She will be the first surfer to represent China in Olympic surfing.

    By Global Times | 2024/3/4 0:50:13
  • Barcelona star Pedri offers advice to young Chinese soccer fans

    To Chinese kids who love to play soccer, Spanish soccer club FC Barcelona midfielder Pedri told the Global Times during an online interview on Friday night that his biggest suggestion would be to enjoy soccer to the fullest.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/3/4 0:30:09
  • Chinese divers sweep golds

    Chinese divers swept all four gold medals on offer on Sunday during the first stop of the 2024 World Aquatics Diving World Cup held in Montreal, Canada.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/3/3 22:04:34
  • Beijing to host 2027 World Athletics Championships

    Beijing will host the 2027 World Athletics Championships, according to an announcement made at the 234th World Athletics Council Meeting on Thursday in Glasgow, Scotland.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/29 22:34:48
  • CSL to kick off new season

    The new season of the Chinese Super League (CSL) is set to kick off on March 1, with an exciting opening match between the 2023 season champions Shanghai Port and the 2022 season winners Wuhan Three Towns.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/2/29 22:32:36
  • New decision by ITTF beneficial to China, global table tennis development

    Hawk-Eye technology will be officially implemented at the 2025 World Table Tennis Championships Finals to be held in Doha, Qatar, according to a decision made by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) executive committee at their summit on Tuesday.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/29 6:05:03
  • Inaugural Village BA national championship to tip off in March

    The inaugural national grassroots basketball tournament known as the Village Basketball Championship will tip off on March 22 in Taipan village, Taijiang county of Southwest China's Guizhou Province, with the champions having the opportunity to play against NBA franchises in the US, according to organizers of the event on Tuesday.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/28 0:05:24
  • 14th Winter Games concludes

    The 14th National Winter Games of China, which commenced on February 17, concluded on Tuesday evening in Hulunbuir, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in northern China, with a grand closing ceremony.

    By Li Hang | 2024/2/27 21:57:04
  • Winter Games showcases unity, diversity

    As the 14th National Winter Games in Hulunbuir, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, draws to a close on Tuesday, they not only leave behind memories of thrilling competitions but also act as an example of the power of sports in fostering unity and celebrating diversity.

    By Li Hang | 2024/2/26 23:07:38
  • Wu Lei wins Footballer award for the 4th time

    China's soccer star Wu Lei won the top prize in Chinese soccer, Chinese Footballer of the Year 2023, on Monday with 510 points from a voting body made up of professional sports journalists, outscoring fellow forwards Yu Hanchao and Wei Shihao.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/2/26 22:38:58
  • Exclusive: World Aquatics president tips China for success in Paris 2024

    In the recently concluded 2024 World Aquatics Championships, China's young talents made their mark on the international stage to claim the top spot on the medal table. The swimming team showcased its strongest performance since the 1994 worlds, with a new crop of swimmers achieving remarkable breakthroughs in their debuts at the prestigious global event held in Doha, Qatar.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/26 21:34:48
  • China wins men's team title for 11th straight time at table tennis worlds

    China cruised past France 3-0 to claim its 11th consecutive men's title at the ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships Finals in Busan, South Korea on Sunday.

    By Xinhua – Global Times | 2024/2/25 22:18:05
  • China's women's table tennis clinches gold at World Team Championships

    In a thrilling showdown at the 2024 ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships, China's women's table tennis team secured their sixth consecutive title by defeating Japan with a 3-2 comeback victory on Saturday in Busan, South Korea.

    By Lou Kang | 2024/2/25 22:12:51
  • Will 2024 season herald Chinese soccer's redemption?

    Soccer holds a special place in the hearts of tens of millions of Chinese fans, though the national teams were, as usual, underachieving. In recent years, Chinese soccer has been on a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. From the dizzying heights of record-breaking transfer fees to the depths of corruption scandals and match-fixing allegations, the sport has experienced its fair share of turbulence. But amid the chaos, there are signs of hope and renewal.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/2/25 20:58:48
  • HK players shine in ice hockey

    At the 14th National Winter Games in Hulunbuir, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the Hong Kong team clinched their second victory in the men's ice hockey category (U18) group match by defeating the Jilin team with a resounding score of 9-3 on Tuesday.

    By Li Hang | 2024/2/21 23:06:43
  • Messi's belated response fails to quell public discontent

    Argentine soccer maestro Lionel Messi on Monday night released a video statement to address the controversy which has fermented for weeks, however, it hasn't quelled the discontent among Chinese fans. He has been embroiled in the controversy since early February, when he didn't take the field during a friendly match in Hong Kong with his club Inter Miami.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/2/21 22:56:38
  • Youth soccer coach banned for 12 months for misconduct

    A youth soccer coach from Northeast China's Liaoning Province, was banned for 12 months for inappropriate language and misconduct while directing his team in an invitational tournament, according to a statement released by the Chinese Football Association on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/21 17:28:22
  • Hong Kong's ice hockey team achieves second victory at 14th National Winter Games

    At the 14th National Winter Games in Hulunbuir on Tuesday, the Hong Kong team clinched their second consecutive victory in men's ice hockey category (U18) group match by defeating the Jilin team with a resounding score of 9-3.

    By Li Hang in Hulunbuir | 2024/2/21 2:13:38
  • Jilin sports bureau investigates allegations against figure skater Liu Xinyu

    Figure skater Liu Xinyu expressed his anger at his Instagram account being hacked and the subsequent spread of misinformation, as he prepares to compete alongside his ice dance partner Wang Shiyue, at the National Winter Games in Hulun Buir.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/20 17:48:54
  • Young swimmers make splashes

    China finished the 2024 World Aquatics Championships on the top of the medal table on Sunday night as the swimming team gave its best performance since the 1994 worlds and a surging crop of young blood made a string of remarkable breakthroughs during their debut at the global flagship aquatics event in Doha, Qatar.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/19 22:34:58
  • Jilin dominates short track events

    Sunday marked the conclusion of the short track speed skating events at the 14th National Winter Games. Jilin Province emerged as the biggest winner, securing five gold medals out of a total of nine in the events.

    By Li Hang in Hulunbuir | 2024/2/18 22:37:37
  • Zheng Qinwen keeps pushing after Australian Open breakthrough

    Rod Laver Arena, located in Melbourne, Australia, witnessed Chinese tennis player Li Na lifting the Australian Open trophy 10 years ago. Now it welcomes another signature moment for Chinese tennis.

    By Liu Yao | 2024/2/17 23:14:13
  • China's swim team wins historic 6th gold at Doha world championships

    During the men's 200-meter breaststroke final at the Doha 2024 World Aquatics Championships on Saturday, 18-year-old Chinese swimmer Dong Zhihao staged a remarkable comeback from sixth place to first with a superb sprint in the last 50 meters.

    By Lou Kang | 2024/2/17 22:30:29
  • Winter Games officially opens

    On Saturday night, the opening ceremony of the 14th National Winter Games was held in Hulunbuir, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, marking the largest national event in China after the Beijing Winter Olympics.

    By Li Hang in Hulunbuir | 2024/2/17 22:26:19
  • Short track speed skating event at 14th National Winter Games kicks off with three gold medals

    The highly anticipated short track speed skating event of the 14th National Winter Games kicked off on Friday, with athletes from Heilongjiang, Jilin and Shandong provinces winning three gold medals. The titles were clinched in the women's and men's 1,500 meters, as well as the 2,000-meter mixed relay.

    By Li Hang in Hulunbuir | 2024/2/16 18:05:28
  • Chinese swimmer Tang wins 100m breaststroke world title after 21-year gap

    Chinese swimmer Tang Qianting won her first-ever long course women's 100m breaststroke world title at the Doha 2024 World Aquatics Championships on early Wednesday with a personal record. This is the first time after 21 years that a Chinese athlete wins the championship again.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/14 14:16:14
  • World soccer legends to play at Hong Kong tournament

    Seventeen world soccer legends will entertain the crowds with a local all-star team at the Hong Kong Lunar New Year soccer tournament that is set to kick off on Tuesday evening at the Hong Kong Stadium.

    By Global Times | 2024/2/13 17:00:57
  • Messi 'eager to play' in Tokyo, set to further disappoint Hong Kong fans

    Following his much criticized absence in a Hong Kong friendly, Argentine super star Lionel Messi said at a press conference in Tokyo on Tuesday that he is happy to be in Japan and he's eager to play there a last game before heading back home.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/6 15:05:27
  • Angry Fans deserve respect and sincere explanation after Messi no-show in Hong Kong friendly

    The clubs risk ruining their reputation and aggravating its players' injuries if profit is prioritized over other issues during a packed preseason tour.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/2/5 15:28:37
  • Tennis player Zheng Qinwen's quick trajectory to world top 10

    Nobody had predicted that a ninth Grand Slam entry would grant 21-year-old Zheng Qinwen an Australian Open final appearance.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/2/1 23:04:02
  • Xizang to send historic first delegation to National Winter Games

    The sports authority of the Xizang Autonomous Region announced on January 29 that, for the first time, a delegation representing the region will participate in the National Winter Games set to run from February 17 to 27.

    By Li Hang and Lu Wenao | 2024/1/30 0:18:44
  • Former CFA chief Chen Xuyuan pleads guilty in $11.3 million bribery case

    Former Chinese Football Association (CFA) chief Chen Xu­yuan pled guilty of accepting over 81 million yuan ($11.3 million) in bribes during his first trial on January 29, a high-profile case that shocked Chinese soccer fans.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/1/29 23:55:48
  • Zheng Qinwen leads young generation's charge for Chinese tennis at Australian Open

    China's tennis sensation Zheng Qinwen fell just short of her championship goal at the thrilling Australian Open women's singles final, but her attempt has won nationwide admiration.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/1/28 21:53:06
  • Fans angry after Ronaldo no-show in Shenzhen

    Cristiano Ronaldo's much-anticipated visit to play in friendly matches in China came to an abrupt end before a single match was played, as the Portuguese star was forced to pull out due to a muscle injury. The original plan to play two friendlies – one on Wednesday against Shanghai Shenhua and the other against Zhejiang FC on Sunday – has been postponed indefinitely.

    By Lu Wenao in Shenzhen | 2024/1/25 6:37:06
  • Clubs need shake-up from youth schemes

    Chinese striker Wu Lei apologized to the fans following the national soccer team's 0-1 defeat to Qatar in their last group game of the Asian Cup on Monday night. Wu admitted that other teams in Asia have made significant progress while Chinese soccer still has a long way to go. Goalless China finished the group stage of the Asian tournament with a historic low of one loss and two draws.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/1/23 21:59:58
  • Soccer fans hoping to see Ronaldo in Shenzhen friendlies

    Chinese soccer fans are eagerly awaiting confirmation about whether world soccer megastar Cristiano Ronaldo will be playing in friendly matches this week in Shenzhen, with his club Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia set to face two Chinese Super League (CSL) clubs.

    By Lu Wenao in Shenzhen | 2024/1/22 23:10:19
  • China's Shang Juncheng advances to Australian Open third round after thrilling comeback

    China's 18-year-old tennis sensation Shang Juncheng displayed remarkable resilience at the Australian Open on January 18, securing a place in the third round after staging a comeback victory against India's Sumit Nagal.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/19 1:14:06
  • China's marathon revival in full stride

    Some 30,000 runners participated in the 2024 Xiamen Marathon on January 7 in East China's Fujian Province as the first World Athletics Platinum Label road race raised the curtain for a new year packed with marathon events in China.

    By Liu Yao | 2024/1/18 18:42:23
  • China's Zheng Qinwen reaches second round at Australian Open

    China's Zheng Qinwen came from behind to overpower Ashlyn Krueger of the US in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday while two unseeded Chinese players notched the upset of the day.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/1/16 23:23:17
  • Zhang Zhizhen secures career-first win at Australian Open

    China's male tennis trailblazer Zhang Zhizhen beat Federico Coria of Argentina by 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) in his opening match at the Australian Open, marking the first win in his career at the major event.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/1/15 23:23:16
  • Chinese fans lower expectations as national team held to goalless draw

    Chinese fans were bemoaning a referee for canceling a goal from China on Tajikistan that ultimately led to a scoreless draw in China's opening match at the AFC Asian Cup on Saturday night, as the national team prepares for the group game against Lebanon.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/1/14 21:53:01
  • Anger, sadness among fans after documentary exposes scandals in Chinese soccer

    After watching the fourth and final episode of a documentary about corruption in Chinese soccer which aired on Tuesday night, Chinese social media platforms were immediately flooded by messages with strong emotions. Countless fans expressed their anger, disappointment, and sadness through social media, lamenting how their previous attention and support for Chinese soccer had been a waste, while raising questions and suggestions for the sport's future development.

    By Global Times | 2024/1/11 1:03:58
  • Grassroots soccer league 'Cunchao' to kick off new season

    The 2024 season of the Village Super League, or Cunchao, in Rongjiang county of Southwest China's Guizhou Province will kick off on Saturday, president of the county's soccer governing body, announced on Thursday.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/1/4 23:01:37
  • First batch of 14th National Winter Games tickets on sale

    Tickets for China's 14th National Winter Games went on sale on WeChat on Tuesday as people in the host city in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region are inviting visitors from around the world to participate in a multitude of winter sports and tourism activities.

    By Wu Jie | 2024/1/3 22:55:32
  • New policies allow soccer clubs to bear sponsors' names and relocate

    In a groundbreaking move, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) has unveiled a raft of new policies that promise to reshape the landscape of Chinese soccer for the upcoming 2024-28 seasons.

    By Lu Wenao | 2024/1/3 22:46:15
  • China's extraordinary sports journey from transformation to international triumphs

    In the dynamic landscape of Chinese sports, the year 2023 has unfurled a captivating tapestry of transformation and triumph, interwoven with striking strings of corruption crackdowns and the pursuit of excellence on the global stage.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/12/27 21:32:20
  • Ice and snow activities make Xinjiang 'hot'

    If people have to use only a few words to describe winter in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, most people would think of silver-clad landscapes, biting cold winds, and silent mountains. But winter is the high season for tourism in Xinjiang. The Global Times reporters recently visited various places in Xinjiang and witnessed the enthusiasm of young people participating in winter sports, even at temperatures as low as -22C.

    By Qian Jiayin in Xinjiang | 2023/12/21 18:58:28
  • Basketball chiefs call for 'understanding' toward controversial refereeing in CBA

    Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) chiefs called for more understanding toward refereeing in the basketball league, after recent incidents raised eyebrows among fans.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/12/19 22:56:37
  • Rookie pro flawless in China National Championship win

    Angelina Ye Lei captured her first golf title as a professional in impressive fashion as she outdueled Chinese amateur Wang Zixuan down the stretch to win the Women's China Open by two strokes in Xiamen, East China's Fujian Province.

    By Global Times | 2023/12/18 0:04:05
  • Team China finishes World Cup race in Seoul with 2 gold, 2 bronze medals

    China's short track speed skating team finished back-to-back ISU World Cup events in Seoul, South Korea, on a high with an impressive win in the men's 5,000 relay, culminating in two gold and two bronze medals.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/12/17 22:45:13
  • Chinese short track skaters call for end to online abuse

    Chinese short track skaters called on Thursday for an end to online abuse targeting the national team skaters, with each member of the Chinese national team posting on social media to underline the unity of the team.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/12/14 22:20:21
  • Liu Shaoang leads China's charge at short track World Cup

    China's short track speed skater Liu Shaoang led the Chinese team to one gold, four silver and five bronze medals at the ISU World Cup short track speed skating event in Beijing, as three major winter sports events hit North China over the weekend.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/12/10 22:07:29
  • Veteran skater Fan Kexin kisses ice surface at ISU World Cup in Beijing

    China's veteran short track speed skater Fan Kexin kissed the ice surface at the Capital Indoor Stadium again on December 9 at the ISU Short Track World Cup in Beijing, as she returned to competition after a nearly two-year hiatus after the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/12/9 22:19:23
  • Team spirit matters in relay at World Cup: short track speed skating team head coach

    China's short track speed skating team head coach Zhang Jing underlined team spirit as the team prepares for the upcoming ISU short track speed skating World Cup in Beijing this week.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/12/4 22:44:19
  • Athletes once again invigorate Beijing's Big Air Shougang

    Shougang Park in Beijing's Shijingshan district is set to host the FIS Snowboard and Freeski Big Air World Cup from November 30 to December 2, as the iconic big air venue embraces the athletes who are preparing for the three-day big air competition.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/11/28 22:38:25
  • Controversy over diving final sparks debate over fandom frenzy in sports

    The 2023 National Diving Championships last week were drawn into controversy after a fan accused the referees of being biased against Olympic champion Quan Hongchan in the final of the 10-meter platform diving event.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/27 23:14:57
  • China's top divers qualify for Paris Olympics at national championship

    ​China's elite diving athletes Wang Zongyuan and Chen Yuxi have secured spots for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games after winning gold at the national diving championship on Wednesday in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province.

    By Wu Jie | 2023/11/24 8:53:46
  • China's Asian Games champions underline friendship, solidarity amid international competitions

    China's Olympic champions believe the universal language of sport is a key to bridge communications for athletes as well as people of different countries and regions, as they continue their preparations for the Paris Olympic Games in 2024.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/11/23 20:52:25
  • Legendary army team leads list of inductees to Basketball Hall of Fame

    Yao Ming, president of the Chinese Basketball Association, unveiled the inductees to the Chinese Basketball Hall of Fame - Class of 2023 on Thursday, the country's top basketball honor, in Beijing, with the country's hoop legends such as Zhang Weiping and Olympic silver medalists from the 1992 Women's National Team making the list.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2023/11/23 20:30:22
  • Chinese men's U16 national football players to train at Bundesliga clubs

    The internationalization of Chinese football youth training is very important, said Chinese Football Association (CFA) President Song Kai at a launch ceremony for the Bundesliga Dream project in Shanghai on Wednesday. "We are working on it by both introducing international youth football coaches to China, and sending young athletes and coaches to learn and train abroad, including in Germany," Song told the Global Times.

    By Huang Lanlan in Shanghai | 2023/11/23 1:46:28
  • South Korean soccer star Son Heung-min's celebration arouses controversy

    South Korean soccer star Son Heung-min's goal celebration in their 3-0 away win over China on Tuesday aroused controversy on Chinese social media.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/22 13:04:20
  • Chinese speed skaters make breakthroughs at World Cup

    Chinese speed skaters made some breakthroughs at the speed skating World Cup in Beijing over the weekend, as they totaled two silver and four bronze medals in the three-day competition.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/11/19 22:49:05
  • Hong Kong sprinter inspired by Su Bingtian to step on international stage

    Cheng Cheung Hung, a sprinter from Hong Kong, China, says Asia's fastest man Su Bingtian is his hero, who encouraged him to work hard to step on the world stage one day.

    By Xinhua – Global Times | 2023/11/7 22:54:33
  • Chinese speed skaters hoping to shine on home ice

    The head coach of China's speed skating team said that she has been trying to instill a champion mentality among the young athletes, as the team held an open training session at the Capital Skating Oval in Beijing on Monday.

    By Wu Jie | 2023/11/6 21:46:44
  • Chinese ice dancer Liu Xinyu pulls out of 2023 Cup of China due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae

    Chinese figure skater Liu Xinyu decides to withdraw from the Cup of China ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating due to a Mycoplasma pneumonia (MP) infection.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/6 5:44:30
  • Golfer Tan delivers with maiden win in East China's Jiangsu

    Tan Lingling's motto is to never give up on dreams and her first professional win at the Zhangjiagang Shuangshan Challenge proved it on Friday.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/6 2:11:34
  • Chinese pair skaters eye grand prix final

    China's figure skating team set their sights on competing in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final on home ice as the skating pairs had an open training session on Thursday at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing.

    By Wu Jie | 2023/11/2 22:17:43
  • Champion visit with former coach highlights importance of long-term youth development

    Veteran Shanghai soccer coach Xu Genbao on Monday has called for his former students with club Shanghai Port, which was crowned as the Chinese Super League (CSL) champions a day earlier, to focus on propelling Chinese soccer onto the global stage. The veteran sextet also paid tribute to the legendary coach.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/10/30 22:48:17
  • Flagship Beijing race leads 'marathon super weekend'

    Some 30,000 runners competed in the Beijing Marathon in the early morning of Sunday, starting at the Tian'anmen Square in downtown Beijing.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/10/29 20:08:06
  • Chinese women's national soccer team takes on challenges in Olympic qualifiers

    The Chinese women's national soccer team is gearing up to face their Asian opponents in the second-stage qualifiers for the Paris Olympics.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/10/25 23:37:28
  • Paddler wins first gold as Chinese delegation dominates medal table

    Chinese paddler Xie Maosan claimed the first gold medal of the Hangzhou Asian Para Games in East China's Zhejiang Province as the Chinese delegation pulled off strong performances to dominate the medal table on the opening day.

    By Wu Jie in Hangzhou | 2023/10/23 22:12:43
  • Amateurs shine in opening round of Suzhou golf open

    Amateurs proved prominent during the opening round of the Mitsubishi Electric FA Golf Open in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province, on Thursday. Hong Kong SAR's Alexander Yang and Chongqing's Zhou Yanhan each carded a six-under 66 to share the early lead with veteran Yuan Tian.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/23 0:49:01
  • Asian Para Games kicks off

    The Hangzhou Asian Para Games unfolded with a heartwarming opening ceremony that showcased the spirit of "optimism, harmony, perseverance and sharing" in East China's Zhejiang Province on Sunday.

    By Wu Jie in Hangzhou | 2023/10/22 22:20:16
  • Pickup truck interrupts marathon in Dalian, CAA searching for solutions

    At the recent 2023 Dalian International Marathon that was recently held in Dalian Northeast China's Liaoning Province, an atypical yet dangerous scene took place when a random pickup truck accidentally ran onto the competition's racetrack.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/10/18 0:22:12
  • Ricardo Gouveia wins Hainan Open

    32-year-old Portuguese golfer Ricardo Gouveia won his seventh Challenge Tour tournament at the Hainan Open in South China's Hainan Province on Monday after four days of competition.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/17 23:39:30
  • Former Liaoning sports chief Song Kai elected as CFA president

    Former Liaoning sports official Song Kai was elected as president of the Chinese Football Association (CFA) at the organization's membership national conference on Monday. Soccer fans have pinned their hopes on Song to revitalize Chinese soccer following the start of an ongoing anti-graft campaign since November 2022 that has seen more than a dozen soccer-related officials investigated.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/10/16 22:56:56
  • 200th gold medal of great significance: Xiangqi master

    It was an arduous journey to win the 200th gold medal for the Chinese delegation at the Hangzhou Asian Games and the victory of special significance, Chinese chess grand master told the Global Times upon his arrival to Beijing on Monday evening.

    By Wu Jie | 2023/10/10 21:30:25
  • Tennis ace Zhang continues charge at home in Shanghai Masters

    China's tennis ace Zhang Zhizhen looks like he will make more history in his hometown Shanghai as he eyes to progress to the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters. If he succeeds, he will become the first Chinese player to reach the stage in the history of the ATP Masters event.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/10/9 19:45:26
  • China bags artistic swimming team gold at Hangzhou Games

    As the Hangzhou Asian Games came to an end on Sunday, China secured the team gold medal in artistic swimming after ranking first in the team free routine, securing China's place at the top of the medal tally with a record 201 golds.

    By Bi Mengying | 2023/10/8 21:10:28
  • China sets medal record at Asian Games with 201 golds

    China once again dominated the Asian Games by bagging 201 gold, 111 silver and 71 bronze medals in Hangzhou, surpassing its record of 199 gold medals in 2010. But the harvest in Hangzhou goes beyond winning medals.

    By Lu Wenao | 2023/10/8 20:56:04
  • Chinese women's team claims 9th volleyball crown

    The Chinese women's volleyball team edged out arch-rival Japan with a 3-0 victory in the women's volleyball final at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, on October 7 night. The win is their highest-profile international title since 2019. Later, on the night of October 7, Chinese Xiangqi player Zheng Weitong defeated compatriot Zhao Xinxin in the Xiangqi final to win the delegation's 200th gold, setting a new record at the Asian Games for Team China.

    By Cui Fandi, Zhang Zhen in Hangzhou and Li Hang in Beijing | 2023/10/7 23:52:17
  • Bgirl wins China's 1st breaking title at Asian Games

    On October 7, the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang ­Province, held the first men's and women's breaking events in the history of the Games. After three rounds of ­intense competition, 17-year-old ­Chinese breakdancer Liu Qingyi defeated Japan's Yuasa Ami with a score of 2-1 to win the breaking women's gold medal and directly qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. In the men's gold medal battle, Japanese dancer ­Nakarai Shigeyuki defeated South Korea's Kim Hongyul 2-1. China's Qi Xiangyu won the event's bronze medal.

    By Lin Xiaoyi in Hangzhou and Bi Mengying in Beijing | 2023/10/7 23:41:49
  • Surprising newcomers: Skill, independence, family support lift Gen-Z skateboarders to soar

    China's Generation Z skateboarders have rocked the Asian Games like no one had imagined - bagging three of four gold medals of the discipline. It was not only just about the medals, but also about the energy, vitality and the uniqueness they inject into the Games.

    By Cui Fandi and Lin Xiaoyi in Hangzhou | 2023/10/7 21:24:23
  • Young dominators: 'Chinese table tennis being shared with the world' has become a reality

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    By Lin Xiaoyi and Cui Fandi in Hangzhou | 2023/10/7 21:21:45
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