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May 24, 2012

Unhappy Anelka in the dark about possible replacement

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Shanghai Shenhua player-coach Nicolas Anelka has said there would be a problem if the Chinese club replaced him with former Argentina boss Sergio Batista.

Local media in China have reported that struggling Shanghai will name the 49-year-old former Argentine midfielder as manager, with Anelka reverting back to a sole playing role.

May 24, 2012

Soccer-Unhappy Anelka in the dark about possible replacement

SHANGHAI, May 24 (Reuters) – Shanghai Shenhua player-coach
Nicolas Anelka has said there would be a problem if the Chinese
club replaced him with former Argentina boss Sergio Batista.

Local media in China have reported that struggling Shanghai
will name the 49-year-old former Argentine midfielder as
manager, with Anelka reverting back to a sole playing role.

May 4, 2012

Chinese dissident’s village remains heavily guarded

DONGSHIGU, China (Reuters) – The Chinese rural village that blind dissident Chen Guangcheng fled two weeks ago remained under lockdown on Friday as Chen, recovering in a Beijing hospital, worried about the fate of friends and family he left behind.

Guards chased away two Reuters reporters who attempted to enter Dongshigu village, in northeast Shandong province, on Friday afternoon. The four heavy-set guards ran slowly, yelling at the reporters as their car drove away.

Apr 27, 2012

Anelka wants “Chelsea revival” for Shanghai

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Former France international striker Nicola Anelka hopes Shanghai Shenhua can experience a Chelsea-like revival after sacking coach and countryman Jean Tigana.

Tigana was shown the door by the Chinese club on Thursday after a string of poor results and players turning against him, saying they were unhappy with his training.

Apr 27, 2012

Soccer-Anelka wants “Chelsea revival” for Shanghai

SHANGHAI, April 27 (Reuters) – Former France international
striker Nicola Anelka hopes Shanghai Shenhua can experience a
Chelsea-like revival after sacking coach and countryman Jean
Tigana.

Tigana was shown the door by the Chinese club on Thursday
after a string of poor results and players turning against him,
saying they were unhappy with his training.

Mar 29, 2012

Urine-soaked eggs a spring taste treat in China city

DONGYANG, China (Reuters) – It’s the end of a school day in the eastern Chinese city of Dongyang, and eager parents collect their children after a hectic day of primary school.

But that’s just the start of busy times for dozens of egg vendors across the city, deep in coastal Zhejiang province, who ready themselves to cook up a unique springtime snack favored by local residents.

Mar 23, 2012

Play tells tale of Jewish refugees in WW2 Shanghai

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The time: World War Two. The place: Shanghai, where more than 30,000 Jews were sheltered by the Chinese during the Japanese occupation — a saga now dramatised in a play that aims to highlight a little-known episode in history.

The directors of “North Bank Suzhou Creek,” which premiered in Shanghai on Thursday prior to heading to New York later this year, said the story of what happened in wartime Shanghai needed to be told.

Mar 19, 2012

Poo for tea: China’s pandas brew a top drop

AN, China (Reuters) – China’s national treasure, the giant panda, will become even more precious if one businessman succeeds in using their dung to grow organic green tea he intends to sell for over $200 a cup.

An Yanshi, an entrepreneur in southwest China, grows the tea in mountainous Ya’an in Sichuan province using tons of excrement from panda bears living at nearby breeding centers.

Feb 29, 2012

China higher court begins hearing Apple iPad appeal

GUANGZHOU (Reuters) – A long-running legal fight between Apple Inc and a debt-laden Chinese firm over the iPad trademark moved to a higher court on Wednesday, in a potentially decisive hearing that will set a precedent for the rest of mainland China.

The Higher People’s Court of Guangzhou is hearing an appeal by the U.S. firm after a lower court ruled in favour of Proview Technology, which says it owns the trademark in China and is trying to stop sales there of Apple’s wildly popular tablet computer.

Feb 23, 2012

Lin may change face of Chinese basketball – Yao

SHANGHAI, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Chinese basketball icon
Yao Ming has been taken aback by Jeremy Lin’s rise at the New
York Knicks and thinks his style and size could make China’s
state sports system rethink how it selects and grooms its
athletes.

Yao, who opened up the world’s most populous country to the
NBA, retired from the game last year. In 2002, the seven foot,
six inch (2.30m) former Houston Rockets center was the first
international player to be top pick in the NBA draft and was an
eight-times All Star.