Stephan Kareem El Shaarawy, an Italian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua and the Italy national team, asked to leave Shenhua and hoped to return to Serie A.
A significant controversy came when Luneng’s second goal was disallowed, which enabled Guoan to eliminate Luneng 4-3 on aggregate.
Both of Hupu and Dongqiudi, two largest football-themed apps in China, have been accelerating their efforts to boost their relationship with fans and effectively increase their market shares.
Four weeks ago, when Bayern Munich historically won the Champions League in Lisbon after winning all 11 matches, its Chinese fans were still riled by the club’s endeavors to collaborate with two members of Teens in Times, a Chinese boy band.
Mango TV produced a show featuring 30 female celebrities over 30 years old to compete to debut in a 5-member girl group. The show soon triggered a wave of discussion on the Internet.
Tianjin Tianhai's withdrawal from professional football due to financial, strategic, and other reasons hint at Chinese football future.
With the development of China’s idol-fostering industry, more well-trained and highly-skilled contenders are entering show business.
“I am too tired to continue. I decided to retire.” This is what Zhang Guowei, a Chinese star high jumper and former world silver-medalist, wrote on Weibo.
Zhang Weili, the first ever Chinese and East Asian champion in UFC history, succesfully defended her title after beating Joanna Jędrzejczyk a former UFC Women's Strawweight Champion.
Gold-medals are no longer the only metric for evaluating an athlete. Instead, people are looking for someone who can deliver a positive image.
If there were no coronavirus, Chinese students would have already been back to school for their spring semester, but the spread of the disease has changed everything.
As Chinese people were in a complex mood of welcoming Lunar New Year and fighting against the spread of the coronavirus, another tragedy went viral on Chinese social media.
Li Jiaqi and Li Ziqi became Internet celebrities through different paths, but both of them are examples of a new era in the Chinese wanghong (Internet celebrity) economy.
Chinese swimmers have a history of doping violations. Though the Chinese doping control center was instituted in the 90s, Chinese sports were already under the shadow of drug use.
On October 24th, FIFA confirmed that China will host the inaugural edition of the newly expanded 24-team Club World Cup in 2021.