Why Chinese fans love Football

China may have missed out – once again – on qualifying for the World Cup, but that’s done nothing to dampen local enthusiasm for the domestic game. Chinese club games regularly attract tens of thousands of fans. Beijing’s top team Guoan is one of the biggest with many supporters coming just to watch the players […]

Sound and Food of Xinjiang’s Hui People

The Hui people make up one of 55 ethnic minority groups living in China. Many of them live in Changji prefecture in Xinjiang. Dominic Swire recently visited to sample the sound and food of the area. . Watch on Youtube or Youku

Scientist Marvels at Chinese-made New World Cup Ball

It’s been described as “horrible” by England’s David James, “rotten” by Spain’s Iker Casillas, and in danger of “ruining the world cup,” according to Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon. The world’s top goalkeepers were all referring to the new ball specifically designed for the world cup by Adidas and manufactured in China. CRI’s Dominic Swire spoke to […]