Monthly archives: July, 2017

Japanese star tackles China’s soccer shortcomings at youth level

Takashi Rakuyama (left) plays in the Chinese Super League. Photo: CFP For Japanese football player Takashi Rakuyama, the decision to set up a training school for Chinese kids after ending his professional football career in 2013 came naturally. Rakuyama was the first Japanese soccer player to play in the Chinese Super League, and also the …

Cop tends to retired police dogs in their final years

A handler trains a police dog in Hefei, East China’s Anhui Province.Photo: IC “I have had these dogs for 10 years, but to them, I’m their whole life,” said Bai Yan, a 56-year-old policeman in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province. Over the past 13 years, Bai has raised 26 police dogs on his own. For …

International cooperation on 5G benefits us all

Illustration: Luo Xuan/GT John Baker Photo: Courtesy of Mavenir Editor’s Note: China has ambitious plans for the upcoming 5G era. During the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai, Asia’s largest mobile event, China Mobile, the world’s largest telecom carrier in terms of subscribers, said that it will start large-scale 5G trials in 2018 before …