Entertainment

Korean boy bands, soccer stars march to different beats

Sep 6, 2018

Boy band BTS hit the top of the charts not long after Son Heung-min and his South Korean soccer team stepped atop the Asian Games podium. The performers and athletes brought acclaim to the country, and it has sparked a national debate on military service

Chinese e-commerce tycoon part of celebrity tech elite

Sep 5, 2018

The e-commerce billionaire who was arrested and released by Minneapolis police is a high-profile member of a Chinese tech elite who enjoy the glamor of movie stars in their homeland

Gretzky named global ambassador for Beijing Kunlun Red Star

Aug 8, 2018

Wayne Gretzky has been named a global ambassador for Beijing's Kunlun Red Star as the Chinese capital seeks to boost the profile of hockey domestically ahead of hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022

Author Murakami talks music, running, novels on radio show

Aug 5, 2018

Best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show featuring some of his favorite songs he runs to, says writing novels is about rhythm, as in music and running

Shanghai Shenhua accuses Changchun Yatai player of racism

Aug 5, 2018

Chinese Superleague team Shanghai Shenhua has accused an opposing player of racially abusing its Senegalese star forward Demba Ba during a match Saturday

X-Men's Fan Bingbing off social media amid China tax rumors

Aug 2, 2018

X-Men actress Fan Bingbing has disappeared from social media amid rumors she has been barred from leaving China during a tax evasion investigation

Chinese tech giant Tencent plans US listing for music arm

Jul 9, 2018

Tencent, China's most valuable tech company, says it plans to spin off its streaming music service on a U.S. stock exchange

Japan's 84-year-old emperor has dizziness, advised to rest

Jul 2, 2018

Japanese Emperor Akihito is advised to rest after feeling nauseous and dizzy

China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing show

Jun 22, 2018

A popular Chinese social media site is blocking users from posting about "Last Week Tonight" and its host John Oliver after the HBO news satire program aired a segment making fun of Chinese President Xi Jinping

After summit, North Korea shows Trump in striking new light

Jun 15, 2018

North Korea is presenting President Donald Trump in a new, respectful light as a way to keep its people on board with the tectonic shifts in their country's relationship with the United States

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