January 19, 2015 5:26 am· Comments Off on China expects investment surge in tourism sector
NANCHANG, Jan. 18 — China's tourism industry will play a growing role in the country's economic growth, with direct investment in the sector expected to hit three trillion yuan (490 billion U.S. dollars) in the coming three years, according to a tourism official.
January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on Shanghai reports another human H7N9 infection case
SHANGHAI, Jan. 18 — Shanghai on Sunday reported a new case of human infection of the H7N9 avian flu.
January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on Asian Cup: Honda says Japan must go for jugular against Jordan
BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 18 — Japan may only need a point in their final group game against Jordan on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup, but AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda says the team must not let up and has called for exactly the same approach as in Friday's 1-0 win against Iraq.
January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on Madonna to perform at Brit Awards after 20 years
LONDON, Jan. 18 — Pop diva Madonna is reportedly set to perform at the Brit Awards next month after a gap of two decades.
January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on India, SA biggest challenger to Aus in WC: Chappell
MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 — Not too pleased with a couple of selection decisions in the Australian cricket squad for the ODI World Cup, former captain Ian Chappell said the home side will find its toughest competition in India and South Africa during the marquee event starting February 14. (PNA/PTI)
January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on Asian Cup: Japan's Konno to miss Jordan clash
MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 — Yasuyuki Konno will miss Japan's final Asian Cup Group D clash with Jordan on Tuesday, but the defending champions are hoping to have the versatile midfielder back before the end of the tournament.
January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on Asian Cup: Japan's Honda hit with fine for slamming ref
MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 — Star midfielder Keisuke Honda has been hit with a fine of US$ 5,000 by the Asian Football Confederation for criticizing the referee in charge of Japan's opening 4-0 win over Palestine at the Asian Cup.
January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on Chinese media focus on quarters clash while Australia eyes Japan
BEIJING, Jan. 18 — With china yet to play its last AFC Asian Cup Group B match against DPR Korea, Chinese media have begun to discuss its prospect of winning the quarterfinal clash with host nation australia.
January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on China down DPR Korea 2-1 to cruise to last eight with 9 points
CANBERRA, Jan. 18 — Midfielder Sun Ke scored twice to help china beat DPR Korea 2-1 and advance to the Knockout stage with a best-ever three stragight wins as Group B leaders at the AFC Asian Cup before tens of thousands of Chinese fans here on Sunday.
January 19, 2015 5:25 am· Comments Off on Vonn equals overall World Cup victories record in Alpine skiing
ROME, Jan. 18 — American skier Lindsey Vonn equalled the record of overall World Cup wins on Sunday at the Italian resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo.