China blames 'fierce' competition after Rio Olympics flop

Aug 21, 2016

China blames 'fierce' competition after Rio Olympics flop

China blamed fierce competition for their Rio flop and promised to examine their “shortcomings” on Saturday after slumping to their worst Olympic performance in 20 years. China sent 410 athletes, their biggest team at a foreign Olympics, but by the penultimate day they had ...

Japan nabs bronze in team synchro

Aug 20, 2016

Japan nabs bronze in team synchro

Japan produced a solid performance Friday to swim off with the team synchronized swimming bronze at the Rio Games. The eight-woman Japanese team, featuring duet bronze medalists Risako Mitsui and Yukiko Inui, scored 95.4333 points in Friday’s free routine to hang onto their third ...

Aug 19, 2016

JAL to launch Doraemon jet on Narita-Shanghai route

Japan Airlines said Friday that it will fly a special Doraemon-themed plane on flights between Narita International Airport and Shanghai starting in late September. By playing up the popular cartoon cat, which is beloved by a wide spectrum of the Chinese public, JAL aims ...

Aug 17, 2016

China faults North Korean airline over maintenance, training

China will limit the operations of North Korean carrier Air Koryo after one of its aircraft made an emergency landing in a northeastern Chinese city last month, and has told the airline to improve training and maintenance. The plane, a Russian-built Tupolev TU204-300, was ...