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From left: Willy Mnangat, Robert Keter, He Jie and Dejene Hailu Bikila cross the finish line in the Beijing half-marathon on April 14. He crossed first but the top three were later disqualified after it appeared they let He win.
MORE SPORTS / Athletics
Apr 21, 2024
Beijing half-marathon runners stripped of medals after controversial finish
A Chinese runner crossed the line first in a bizarre finish after three others seemed to deliberately allow him to win.
Chinese runner He Jie, Ethiopian Dejene Hailu Bikila and Kenyans Robert Keter and Willy Mnangat take part in a half-marathon in Beijing on Sunday.
MORE SPORTS / Athletics
Apr 17, 2024
Did three African runners let a Chinese runner win a race in Beijing?
The results of a half-marathon are under investigation after footage of the finish led many to question whether three runners had deliberately slowed down.
Kamila Valieva of the Russian Olympic Committee in action at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Results for the figure skating team event were overhauled in light of Valieva testing positive for a banned substance.
OLYMPICS / Figure skating
Feb 27, 2024
Canada and Russia file appeals against 2022 figure skating re-ranking
The Canadians have claimed that they should be bumped up from fourth place to bronze.
The Japanese figure skating team at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The team's bronze medal is to be upgraded to silver after a Russian skater was disqualified over a doping scandal.
OLYMPICS / Figure skating
Jan 31, 2024
Japan's figure skating team medal from 2022 Games upgraded to silver
The news comes after Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva tested positive for a banned substance.
Kamila Valieva of the Russian Olympic Committee competes at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Feb. 17, 2022.
OLYMPICS / Figure skating
Jan 30, 2024
Russian skater Valieva suspended for four years over doping
The Kremlin has slammed what it called a "politicized" decision.
Kamila Valieva of the Russian Olympic Committee competes during the 2022 Beijing Olympics.
OLYMPICS / Figure skating
Jan 28, 2024
Russian skater Valieva's future rests on sports court's decision
Valieva's positive doping test ignited a scandal at the 2022 Winter Olympics when she was just 15 years old.
A China Railway employee works at the construction site for the Xiongan station of a new railway connecting Beijing to the area in Hebei province, China, in March 2019. In his annual new year speech, Chinese President Xi Jinping trumpeted the city’s progress saying it was "growing fast” and helping to revitalize northeastern China.
Jan 10, 2024
Xi Jinping’s empty dream city shows limits of his power, even in China
The meticulously planned metropolis' slow start underscores the flaws in the Chinese president's plan to tempt people from the capital.
Kamila Valieva's doping case has divided the figure skating community since it first came to light during the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
MORE SPORTS / Figure skating
Sep 26, 2023
Top sports court to hear Russian skater Kamila Valieva's doping case
Tuesday's hearing follows Valieva's exoneration by Russia's anti-doping agency, which ruled that she bore "no fault or negligence" for the positive test.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, right, speaks during a meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Wentao in Beijing on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 29, 2023
U.S. commerce secretary says trade can stabilize U.S.-China ties
The trip to China this week is a key test of efforts by Washington to ease tensions while holding firm on what it considers national security interests.
The Alibaba Group Holding offices in Beijing on Tuesday. Alibaba is scheduled to release earnings results on Thursday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 9, 2023
Alibaba and Tencent’s big gains may not signal inflection point
Chinese policymakers have stopped short of providing significant policy support, consumer spending is muted and profit margins remain thin.
Officials closed the gates of the Forbidden City due to heavy rain in Beijing on Sunday.
Jul 30, 2023
China upgrades flood alert for Beijing, other northern areas
China’s central government warned areas around Beijing and the north to be prepared to deal with floods brought on by remnants of Typhoon Doksuri.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Jun 23, 2023
CAS to hear Kamila Valieva's doping case in September
Valieva tested positive for the banned substance trimetazidine at the Russian national championships in December 2021.
Japan Times
Apr 20, 2023
Criticism grows over government and media silence following deadly Beijing fire
State media was silent on the unfolding crisis for several hours after the fire broke out, drawing widespread criticism over restrictions on information.
Japan Times
Apr 20, 2023
The next arms race: China leverages AI for edge in future wars
China already produces the most top AI scientists, with the country hosting the first nine of the world’s top 10 institutions publishing AI-related papers.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 25, 2023
Beijing 2022 team skaters remain frustrated at lack of medals
The official results of the event remain in limbo due to the ongoing legal case involving Russian skater Kamina Valieva's infamous December 2021 doping test.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 7, 2023
China warns U.S. risks catastrophe with moves to ‘contain’ Beijing
Foreign Minister Qin Gang calls Washington’s approach toward Beijing a reckless gamble that threatens the future of humanity.
Japan Times
Feb 7, 2023
China balloon saga spotlights Beijing’s global spying push
The incident highlights the escalating intelligence battle between the U.S. and China, utilizing everything from geostationary satellites and signals intercepts to old-fashioned spy craft.
Japan Times
Feb 5, 2023
Beijing’s awkward Olympic legacy shows risk of venue reuse
Big Air Shougang's unusual backdrop thrilled viewers during the 2022 Winter Olympics, but plans to convert the venue into a year-round attraction have fallen by the wayside.
Japan Times
Feb 3, 2023
U.S. team frustrated by delay in awarding Olympic figure skating medals
U.S. Figure Skating on Thursday said it was "deeply frustrated" by the nearly one-year delay in its athletes receiving the medals they won in the team event at the Beijing Olympics as a doping case involving a Russian skater continues to play out.
Japan Times
Jan 28, 2023
Across China, folk remedies remain a popular, if unproven, COVID cure
A combination of shortages of Western medicines and long-standing traditions has kept these homespun treatments in the spotlight.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world