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China’s historic 1977 tour to the USA remembered

In October 1977, Jimmy Carter was in the White House, the New York Yankees were on their way to another World Series win and the Chinese national team was in America to play three friendlies against the USA, and on their ground-breaking first tour to the capitalist West, the Chinese would also play five games in […]

Malawi’s national stadium to be opened by … Guangzhou R&F

An early contender for most unlikely pre-season friendly in the world in 2017 will take place in Malawi’s new Bingu National Stadium when Guangzhou R&F play Malawi’s under 23 side.

Thrilling finale sees Kitchee move closer to Asian Champions League

A night of drama unfolded at Hong Kong stadium as Kitchee defeated Hanoi FC of Vietnam 3-2 in a wildly unpredictable and entertaining match which saw the lead change hands several times. Asian Champions League Qualifier   Kitchee 3 Sandro 85′ Akande 108′ Lam Ka Wai 120+3′ Hanoi FC 2 Marronkle 73′ Marronkle 115′ Attendance: […]

Jiangsu shirk spotlight for Hainan hard graft

The tropical island of Hainan is a Spring Festival favorite for Chinese tourists keen to swap chouku (leggings) for bathing suits and noxious AQI levels for seaside vitamin D.

South China’s Nikola Komazec: “Living through war and conflict made me stronger”

The true mark of successful person is often not the image they portray to the watching world; it is often the struggles and obstacles they have overcome with persistence to reach their desired destination. When faced with challenges, a person can either be cynical or world-weary or friendly and full of positivity. Luckily, Nikola Komazec, is […]

China Cup Review: Shootout win over Croatia ends tournament on a high, but there’s not much for fringe players to celebrate

The inaugural China Cup came to an end on Sunday when Chile defeated Iceland 1-0 in the final. However, the trophy will mean little to a nation that has just won consecutive Copa Americas and the main purpose of the tournament was player development. China lost their semi-final match 2-0 to Iceland, before securing third […]