Former winners Arjun Atwal, Jyoti Randhawa and Anirban Lahiri will lead the host country's challenge in the 51st Hero Indian Open which will also see Chinese star Liang Wen-chong returning to the event for the first time since his memorable victory in the 2008 edition.
With just a few days to go before the Chinese New Year, which people celebrate with an abundance of food and merrymaking, China's government has launched a campaign to prevent virus infections caused by eating "strange food" such as rats, snakes and bats.
Nine-time NBA All-Star Gary Payton launched the festivities and the inaugural NBA Chinese New Year Celebration Season of 'Giving initiative in China' with a basketball clinic for underprivileged students in southeast China's Fujian Province.
China is in the midst of a baby boom this year, the year of the horse, and pregnant women are rushing for caesarean operations to avoid the prospects of giving birth to a child in the upcoming year of sheep, regarded as the most inauspicious for child birth.
Almost two months after he dashed to Beijing following the disappearance of his son`s flight, Yan Jiacheng finally left a hotel he shared with other desperate Chinese relatives, still clinging to the hope that he could be alive.