Top clubs to keep powder dry in China’s window of uncertainty

Top clubs to keep powder dry in China’s window of uncertainty

Top clubs to keep powder dry in China’s window of uncertainty Another regulatory change proposed by Chinese Football Association (CFA) this week looks set to encourage a cautious approach from clubs in the new window. (Source: AP) Top clubs : Another regulatory change proposed by Chinese Football Association (CFA) this week looks set to encourage a cautious approach from clubs in the new window and a repeat of the big splurge on foreign talent is highly unlikely. Top clubs : Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande have no plans to make any additions…

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China’s tough cybersecurity law comes into effect

China’s tough cybersecurity law comes into effect

China’s tough cybersecurity law comes into effect China’s controversial cybersecurity law, which requires international firms to store critical data within the country, has come into effect from today amid complaints from foreign businesses. The Cybersecurity Administration, the government body responsible for overseeing it. China’s controversial cybersecurity law, which requires international firms to store critical data within the country, has come into effect amid complaints from foreign businesses. The Cybersecurity Administration, the government body responsible for overseeing it, said a grace period of 19 months would be given for businesses to comply…

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Chinese Turn To Religion To Fill A Spiritual Vacuum

Chinese Turn To Religion To Fill A Spiritual Vacuum

Chinese Turn To Religion To Fill A Spiritual Vacuum Believers of the folk goddess Mazu on Meizhou Island off China’s southeast coast carry a statue of her to the main square during a celebration of her 1,050th birthday. The goddess is believed to protect fishermen at sea and help the poor, and her popularity is growing. The Chinese government is now encouraging the worship of deities in the folk, Daoist and Buddhist pantheon. Ariana Lindquist for NPR Alongside China’s astonishing economic boom, an almost unnoticed religious boom has quietly been…

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Watch China’s Donald Trump show off his robotic maids

Watch China’s Donald Trump show off his robotic maids

Watch China’s Donald Trump show off his robotic maids China’s : If there’s one thing we know about Donald Trump, it’s that he likes showing off and talking about how rich he is, often in the most tasteless ways imaginable. A tycoon in China has apparently picked up some pointers from Trump on how to flaunt his wealth in truly obnoxious ways by going shopping with the help of eight robotic maids that carry his purchases, bring him tea and more. Via Mashable, the story of the man’s robot-assisted shopping excursion was…

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No opponent coming through, Vijender Singh’s next bout postponed

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No opponent coming through, Vijender Singh’s next bout postponed Vijender Singh was originally scheduled to take on China’s WBO Oriental champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali Vijender Singh is unbeaten after eight bouts and is the reigning WBO Asia Pacific champion. (Source: File) Indian boxing star Vijender Singh’s next bout scheduled on April 1 has been postponed as his promoters are struggling to find an opponent for him. “Right now we are not able to find a decent opponent for him because of his unbeaten record. Boxers in the region seem to be wary…

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Officially, China’s Communist Party believes in atheism, but it makes an exception for two religions

Officially, China’s Communist Party believes in atheism, but it makes an exception for two religions

Officially, China’s Communist Party believes in atheism, but it makes an exception for two religions Officially : China has for decades feared the power of organized religion. But religious suppression has intensified in recent years under the rule of president Xi Jinping—alongside a broader crackdown on civil society—according to a report (pdf) by Freedom House released yesterday (Feb. 28). For example, Chinese authorities have systematically been destroying churches and taking down crosses, while persecution against Muslims in the western Xinjiang region has become “very high.” Buddhism and Taoism, however, are…

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China expands crackdown on Christianity to Hong Kong

China expands crackdown on Christianity to Hong Kong

China expands crackdown on Christianity to Hong Kong The Communist Party’s campaign against Christianity is the latest flashpoint in mainland China’s complex relations with Hong Kong. Chinese authorities are now exerting pressure on Christians in Hong Kong, the latest blow to freedoms and religious liberties in the city, which has traditionally enjoyed some autonomy from the mainland, the New York Times reported. In recent months, Chinese officials have barred mainland residents from attending some religious conferences in Hong Kong, increased oversight of mainland programs run by Hong Kong pastors, and…

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