New TV series takes a look at ‘hutong’ in Beijing

(China Daily) Courtyards nestled in hutong — traditional Beijing alleys — are a must-visit attraction for many visitors to the Chinese capital. And an upcoming TV series Qingman Siheyuan (Love in a Courtyard) offers a glimpse of such courtyards. ( read original story ...)

Sharapova gets revenge over Sevastova in Beijing

Maria Sharapova avenged her US Open defeat to Anastasija Sevastova, eliminating the Latvian in the first round of the China Open. Sharapova had not played since her fourth-round loss at Flushing Meadows, but applied the lessons of that defeat to secure a ... ( read original story ...)

Beijing has signaled. Is Islamabad listening?

Though China has repeatedly blocked Indian moves to sanction JeM and its leadership, it has given a clear signal to Islamabad through BRICS declaration that support to non-state actors isn’t a viable long-term policy for Pakistan Pakistan’s new Foreign ... ( read original story ...)