to stay by making big investments,” said the 38-year-old Greek. “Of course our sport is very popular in China and organizing the Cup will make it even more popular. A good perfo rmance by the national team will give it an extra boost. We are harnessing our potential under the leadership of Yao Ming.” FIBA’s footprint in China has become more noticeable in recent ye ars. Last June, the governing body unveiled plans to build a “one-of-a-kind” basketball aca demy in Beijing in conjunction with Beijing Enterprises Group Company Limited to foster young Chinese talent. And, in collaboration with the CBA, the first-ever FIBA WorldRead More →

movable. However, internet blurs the boundary and allows people to access high-quality resources without leaving their home. According to the action plan, China will promote Internet Plus in several sectors such as healthcare, elderly care, education and culture, to boost new con sumption based on internet platforms, and develop online and offline coordinated consumption. According to a report from the China E-commerce Research Ce nter, in 2017, China’s online education market was worth 240.2 billion yuan, up 53.97 perc ent from the previous year. The figure is expected to grow to more than 400 billion yuan in market scale in 2018. The upgrade in informationRead More →

ing in China. For one, pet cats are good stress-busters. And in these hectic, stressful times in urban areas, they could prove very useful, experts said. Agreed Huang Xinyi, 28, a Beijing-based film producer. “Every time my cat purrs at me , head-butts my face, and rubs against my leg, I want to hug him and kiss him all over.” Many of her generation, aged 25 to 35, are busy pursuing busy careers in cities, far from their hometowns. “I get lonely sometimes, but my cat has always been good company,” Huang said. “Moreover, cats are more independent. I don’t have to walk my catRead More →

  city of Bengaluru, says the BJP “has done a lot of good work” but he is uneasy about its religious underpinnings.   ”Any time that (situation) happens it is chaotic for the system, and I feel one thing Congress stands for is secularism, which the BJP does not,” he said.   Modi’s rise has left many Indian liberals worried about an increase in religious intolerance at the expense of Muslim s and other minorities. In contrast to the Congress Party’s secular stance, the BJP is strongly aligned with conse rvative Hindu nationalists — the more extreme of whom want India governed in accordance with strict Hindu beliefs.Read More →

  possession of firearms and police are still trying to understand their involvement, said New Zealand Police Com missioner Mike Bush. On Friday night local time police tweeted that the pair remain in custody.   Police said a fourth person was arrested Friday but “that was not related to these events.”   Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that at least one of those arreste d is Australian. He said the shooting was the work of an “extremist right-wing, violent terrorist.”   Police said they do not believe there are any other suspects but added that it was still an open investigation.   None of the four people arrested hadRead More →

  The European Union is suspending all operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in Europe beginning at 3 p.m. ET, according to a statement.   “As a precautionary measure, EASA has published today an Airworthiness Directive, effect ive as of 19:00 UTC, suspending all flight operations of all Boeing Model 737-8 MAX and 737-9 MAX aeroplanes in Europe.”   ”In addition EASA has published a Safety Directive, effective as of 19:00 UTC, suspendi ng all commercial flights performed by third-country operators into, within or out of the EU of the above mentioned models.”   The announcement follows a growing tide of European countries that grounded or banned theRead More →

  Austria, Poland and Italy have all suspended the use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines crash.   Austria announced the suspension of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft over the apparent “massive pr oblems” with the fleet, a statement from Austria’s Transport Minister Norbert Hofer said on Tuesday. Hofer added that “safety is a top priority” and the decision to ground the aircrafts was made “on the basis of the facts currently available.”   Italy said it was grounding all Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft as of 9 p. m. Tuesday (4 p.m. ET) over the “continuing lack of definite information” since theRead More →

  Numerous aviation authorities and countries moved to ground Boeing 737 MAX planes on Tuesday, following Sunday’s fatal plane crash in Ethiopia.   Turkey and Holland were the latest to join other countries in introducing temporary suspen sions for the aircraft, after Germany, Iceland, France and the UK took similar measures in quick succession.   Earlier on Tuesday, aviation authorities in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and Oman suspended Boeing 737 MAX services after Sunday’s MAX 8 flight fr om Addis Ababa to Nairobi reported technical problems a nd asked for permission to turn back, before crashing into a field six minutes after ta keoff, killing all 157 people onRead More →

  f their aircraft, Boeing said they have “full confidence” in the safety of the 737 MAX, in a statement tweeted from their official account on Tuesday.   Boeing said they “understand” the decisions made by customers, but reiterated that “safety” remains their “number one” priority.   ”The United States Federal Aviation Administration is not mandating any further action at this ti me, and based on the information currently available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators,” the statement also said.hile there is no evidence of a link between the incidents in Ethiopia and Indonesia, similarities between the tw o have prompted someRead More →

hina’s market regulator said on Monday that the government will promote stricter regulation and supervision over online comm erce, amid public concerns about false advertising, fake imported goods and monopolistic practices. E-commerce platforms also have to take key responsibilities for promoting credibility and in tegrity, Zhang Mao, minister of State Administration of Market Regulation, said at a news conf erence on the sidelines of the ongoing two sessions, urging them to strengthen internal controls. Zhang stressed that the administration will set the same standard for online and offline sh opping and increase the penalties of selling fake goods for a better development of e-commerce. sameRead More →