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.
Before Evergrande won its first title in 2013, the best performance of Chinese clubs in the Champions League was a semi-final appearance, which both Dalian Shide and Shenzhen FC managed in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Chinese football has since entered a dark period.
On September 25th, Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) Vice Director Wang Nan was elected a council member at the 52nd International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) congress in Doha. Although she is the first Asian woman for this position, she is not the first Chinese to occupy a key role in international sports organizations.
Evidently, Jay Chou has been accompanying a generation of Chinese folks throughout the entire period of their teenage life.
When the lights came on and audiences started pouring out of the theater, it is clear that most of them are Chinese speakers.
After losing to Nigeria 86-73 in the last FIBA World Cup game, China lost the lone Asian Olympic qualifying spot available in the World Cup. Yao Ming, the most successful Chinese basketball legend and current Chinese Basketball Association chairman, frowned and cried.
Now Chinese audiences showed more tolerance, support and encouragement to athletes not only for their victories but also for their personalities.
The conflicts in the swimming community went beyond the personal tensions between Sun Yang and Mack Horton. Instead, it was a debate about the anti-doping ecosystem of swimming competitions.