Safin signs off in Beijing with advice for Safina

October 10, 2009

Safin of Russia holds up a Chinese personal seal spelling his name that was presented to him as a gift after he lost his quarter-final match against Nadal of Spain at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing

Marat SafinĀ and his sister Dinara Safina both made emotional departures from the China Open this week but for very different reasons.

Hit with Maria? A perk of the job for China’s leaders

September 11, 2009

Maria Sharapova of Russia speaks at news conference in Beijing.

As mayor of Beijing for most of the period running up to theĀ 2008 Olympics and now Vice Premier of China with responsibility for financial and economic affairs, Wang Qishan has been a very busy man over the last few years.