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  1. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Nanjing should think twice before bidding for Asian Games

    Posted May 31st 2014, 02:37am by Daniel Ren

    ... 4,000 athletes are expected to attend the event, whereas the Asian Games draws about 10,000 athletes. But hosting the 2019 event at even a modest level seems far-fetched. The city would need ...

  2. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Billionaire Zhu Jun takes on state firms by refusing to pay Drogba and Anelka

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren By withholding wages, the boss of Shanghai Shenhua football club is telling government companies that he will not bend to their whims Tycoon stands up to might of state firms Former Chelsea strikers Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka are not the ...

  3. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Liu Xiang comeback faces highest hurdles in own hometown

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... that despite their frustration with Liu, fans would in all likelihood welcome him back, despite his 2012 catastrophe. Liu represents more than athletic perfection. Shanghai fans have embraced ... in 2011 owing to serious foot injuries. Government-run athletics facilities are seeking to cultivate the next Yao or Liu to turn them into icons. One contender is Sun Yang, a native of Zhejiang ...

  4. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Nanjing confident of successful Asian Youth Games despite tight budget

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... for the Asian Youth Games- for athletes aged between 14 and 17- is 1 billion yuan (HK$1.26 billion), about 7 per cent of the 13.6 billion yuan budget for the Asian Games held in Guangzhou three years ago. The Asian Youth Games made their debut in Singapore four years ago, and the second games in Nanjing will be held from August 16 to August 24. Yang said more than 3,600 athletes had ...

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    Nation expects Yao Ming to succeed in second career

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... achievements on the basketball court, but also because of his engaging off-court personality. Mainlanders have high hopes for Yao- dubbed the country's smartest athlete- envisioning him becoming ... system is unlikely to produce another athlete of Yao's iconic status. But he is obviously uncomfortable with his standing as a "rare asset" and the high expectations placed on him. ...



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