Chinese people http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25684/all en Tennis-Once 'crazy and lazy' Wu flies Chinese flag http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/tennis-once-crazy-and-lazy-wu-flies-chinese-flag <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 13 (Reuters) - China is set to take another small step on the long march to becoming a tennis power when 21-year-old Wu Di meets Croatia's Ivan Dodig in the first round of the Australian Open.</p> <p>The 186th-ranked Wu, from the Yangtze river port of Wuhan, earned a wildcard to become the first Chinese man in the main draw of a grand slam since Mei Fu-Chi played at Wimbledon in 1959 in the era of Mao Zedong.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/tennis-once-crazy-and-lazy-wu-flies-chinese-flag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people Human Interest Religion Tennis Wu Di Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 08:15:04 +0000 5733727 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Even foreigners cheered me, says China's beaten Wu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/tennis-even-foreigners-cheered-me-says-chinas-beaten-wu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Wu Di's Australian Open adventure lasted little more than three hours with a first-round exit on Tuesday, but China's first man to play the main draw of a grand slam in the professional era relished every minute of his debut on a windswept minor court.</p> <p>Wu won a playoff in Nanjing to secure a wildcard for the tournament and went down fighting 7-5 4-6 6-3 6-3 to Croatia's Ivan Dodig in front of a smattering of boisterous fans on court eight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/tennis-even-foreigners-cheered-me-says-chinas-beaten-wu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people Wu Chinese Wu language Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:15:27 +0000 5734615 at http://www.globalpost.com China bloggers vilify US executive's memoirs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/china-bloggers-vilify-us-executives-memoirs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese-born businesswoman's harrowing tales of gang-rape and murder in the Cultural Revolution years have come under fire from web vigilantes who accuse her of duping impressionable US readers.</p> <p>Ping Fu, who went on to found US technology firm Geomagic and sits on a White House panel on innovation, has described dreadful experiences in her rags-to-riches autobiography "Bend, Not Break" and media interviews.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/china-bloggers-vilify-us-executives-memoirs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese people Entertainment Environment Fang Zhouzi Health Human development Human Interest Labor Ping Fu Politics Technology AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:46:11 +0000 5754109 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese anger over Cultural Revolution trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/chinese-anger-over-cultural-revolution-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's Internet users cried foul Thursday over the trial of an elderly man for an alleged murder decades ago during the political and social upheaval of the Cultural Revolution under Mao Zedong.</p> <p>China has never publicly estimated how many died in the decade-long period, during which people turned on their neighbours. Half a million died in 1967 alone, according to British historian Roderick MacFarquhar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/chinese-anger-over-cultural-revolution-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese communists Chinese people Human Interest Law Political repression in the People's Republic of China Technology AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 05:45:55 +0000 5761756 at http://www.globalpost.com China turns to all-boys classes as girls progress http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/china-turns-all-boys-classes-girls-progress <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Teenage boys in a Shanghai school are on the front line of teaching reform after the world's top-scoring education system introduced male-only classes over worries they are lagging girls.</p> <p>Rows of white-shirted boys are put through their paces as they are called up individually to complete a chemical formula by teacher Shen Huimin, who hopes that a switch to male-only classes will help them overcome their reticence. </p> <p>"We give boys a chance to change," she said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/china-turns-all-boys-classes-girls-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chairmen of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Chinese people Education Social Issues Soong Ching-ling Technology AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:15:35 +0000 5768022 at http://www.globalpost.com Nobel laureates urge China to release Liu Xiaobo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/nobel-laureates-urge-china-release-liu-xiaobo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>More than 140 Nobel laureates led by archbishop Desmond Tutu urged China on Wednesday to release Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, a rights activist jailed for subversion since 2009.</p> <p>In a letter also signed by 400,000 people from more than 130 countries, the laureates called on China's president-in-waiting Xi Jinping to release Liu and his wife Liu Xia, who has not been charged but is being held under house arrest.</p> <p>The petition was being submitted to Chinese embassies and diplomatic missions in Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Berlin and London.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/nobel-laureates-urge-china-release-liu-xiaobo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people International PEN Liu Xiaobo Liu Xiaobo Religion AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:45:28 +0000 5768136 at http://www.globalpost.com China Nobel winner Mo Yan 'guilty' but defiant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/china-nobel-winner-mo-yan-guilty-but-defiant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan has hit back at critics who accused him of being too close to China's government, saying in a newspaper interview he does not write on behalf of the ruling Communist party.</p> <p> Yan scooped the Nobel in October for what judges called his "hallucinatory realism" and has won praise from literary critics, but is also fiercely attacked by Chinese dissidents who brand him a Communist stooge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/china-nobel-winner-mo-yan-guilty-but-defiant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people Entertainment International PEN Liu Xiaobo Mo Yan Religion AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:45:52 +0000 5769333 at http://www.globalpost.com Asia has the world's most billionaires: survey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/asia-has-the-worlds-most-billionaires-survey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asia has more billionaires than any other continent, followed by North America and Europe, according to a survey by a China-based wealth magazine released on Thursday.</p> <p>There were 1,453 people around the world with a personal wealth of $1 billion or more as of January, said the Hurun Report, a luxury magazine publisher that compiled the list.</p> <p>Asia had 608 billionaires, North America 440 and Europe 324, it said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/asia-has-the-worlds-most-billionaires-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese people Forbes list of billionaires Rupert Hoogewerf AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 07:30:59 +0000 5769361 at http://www.globalpost.com China Nobel winner Mo Yan defies critics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/china-nobel-winner-mo-yan-defies-critics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan has hit back at critics who accused him of being too close to China's government, saying in a newspaper interview he does not write on behalf of the ruling Communist party.</p> <p>The writer scooped the Nobel in October for what judges called his "hallucinatory realism" and has won praise from literary critics, but is also fiercely attacked by Chinese dissidents who brand him a Communist stooge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/china-nobel-winner-mo-yan-defies-critics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people Entertainment International PEN Mo Yan Politics of China Religion AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:46:52 +0000 5769518 at http://www.globalpost.com Asia has the world's most billionaires: survey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/asia-has-the-worlds-most-billionaires-survey-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Asia has more billionaires than any other continent, a survey by a China-based wealth magazine showed on Thursday, apparently overtaking North America for the first time.</p> <p>There were 1,453 people around the world with a personal wealth of $1 billion or more as of January, said the Hurun Report, a luxury magazine publisher that compiled the list.</p> <p>Asia had 608 billionaires, North America 440 and Europe 324, it said in a statement.</p> <p>It is believed to be the first time Asia has been named as home of the largest proportion of super-rich on any global list.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/asia-has-the-worlds-most-billionaires-survey-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese people Economy of the People\'s Republic of China Human Interest Rupert Hoogewerf AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:48:24 +0000 5769529 at http://www.globalpost.com Jackie Chan's China appointment draws Hong Kong ire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/jackie-chans-china-appointment-draws-hong-kong-ire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan this week joins China's top political advisory body in a move analysts say highlights Beijing's growing "soft power" efforts to project unity between itself and the former British colony.</p> <p>But the 58-year-old actor, famous in the West for "Rush Hour" and "Police Story", faces a backlash in his hometown where the mainland is viewed with increasing suspicion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/jackie-chans-china-appointment-draws-hong-kong-ire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Hong Kong Human Interest Social Issues Technology AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 04:15:34 +0000 5771537 at http://www.globalpost.com China enlists Jackie Chan to kick off political meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-enlists-jackie-chan-kick-political-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Film star Jackie Chan joined other celebrities Sunday at a meeting of China's top political advisory body, a move seen by analysts as an attempt by the ruling Communist Party to cultivate "soft power".</p> <p>Nobel literature prizewinner Mo Yan and basketball star Yao Ming also attended the annual meeting of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), organised by the party.</p> <p>The Hong Kong actor's participation in the meeting has been strongly criticised by some in his native city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-enlists-jackie-chan-kick-political-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Hong Kong people Human Interest Jackie Chan Technology AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 13:15:21 +0000 5772070 at http://www.globalpost.com China enlists Jackie Chan to kick off political meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-enlists-jackie-chan-kick-political-meeting-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Film star Jackie Chan joined other celebrities Sunday at a meeting of China's highest-profile advisory body, a move seen by analysts as an attempt by the ruling Communist Party to cultivate "soft power".</p> <p>Nobel literature prizewinner Mo Yan and basketball star Yao Ming also attended the annual meeting of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), organised by the party.</p> <p>The Hong Kong actor's participation in the meeting, as one of 2,000 delegates making suggestions to China's government, has been strongly criticised by some in his native city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/china-enlists-jackie-chan-kick-political-meeting-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people Communist Party of China Entertainment Human Interest Technology Tuanpai AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 13:30:43 +0000 5772097 at http://www.globalpost.com Jackie Chan caught on camera driving car with military plates http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/jackie-chan-caught-camera-driving-car-military-plates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, Mar 1 (EFE).- Photographs showing actor Jackie Chan using a car with military plates - which carry exemptions from tolls and other fees - have spurred controversy in China, the South China Morning Post said Friday.</p> <p>In the snapshots posted on Weibo, China's counterpart to Twitter, the Hollywood star and two women are seen getting into the car.</p> <p>There is nothing to indicate exactly when or where the photos were taken, but their posting on Weibo unleashed a torrent of angry comments about the abuse of military license plates in China.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/jackie-chan-caught-camera-driving-car-military-plates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chinese people Cinema of Hong Kong Entertainment Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:16:46 +0000 5772469 at http://www.globalpost.com Vietnamese developer joins billionaire Asians: Forbes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/vietnamese-developer-joins-billionaire-asians-forbes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Vietnamese property developer who started out making noodles in Ukraine joined mega-rich Hong Kong magnate Li Ka-shing for the first time on Forbes magazine's world's billionaires list Monday.</p> <p>Cheung Kong and Hutchison Whampoa chief Li were no surprise as Asia's richest and the world's eighth richest man, his fortune hitting $31 billion, thanks in part to Hong Kong's unending property boom.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/vietnamese-developer-joins-billionaire-asians-forbes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chinese people Economy of Hong Kong Economy of the People\'s Republic of China Human Interest AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:46:19 +0000 5773049 at 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