TV show with lewd content pulled off air in China

A Chinese TV drama on the fight against Japanese aggression during the second World War has been pulled off the air for having many sexually suggestive lines and lewd scenes.

China bids emotional farewell to Liu Xiang in Shanghaic
China bids emotional farewell to Liu Xiang in Shanghaic

China bade a fond farewell to its greatest athlete on Sunday as Liu Xiang, the nation’s peerless sprint hurdler, took a bow in front of 40,000 fans in his home city of Shanghai after a spectacular Diamond League meeting.    

'China ready to emerge from Liu Xiang's shadow'
'China ready to emerge from Liu Xiang's shadow'

Chinese athletics can emerge from the shadow of recently-retired Olympic champion Liu Xiang, the country`s top hurdler said Saturday, as the sporting superpower searches for new track and field heroes.

Organisers invite retired star Liu Xiang to Rio for 2016 Olympics
Organisers invite retired star Liu Xiang to Rio for 2016 Olympics

The organisers of the 2016 Olympic Games have invited China's Olympic gold medal-winning athlete Liu Xiang to Rio to watch the event.

China's Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang retires
China's Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang retires

China`s Olympic gold medal-winning hurdler Liu Xiang announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a run in the sport marked by records and frustrated by successive late-career injuries.

China`s Liu Xiang `preparing` to retire, says coach
China`s Liu Xiang `preparing` to retire, says coach

China`s greatest track and field athlete Liu Xiang is "preparing" to retire, his coach said, with reports Friday saying the Athens 2004 gold medal winner will declare his career over on Tuesday.

China's star hurdler Liu Xiang plays down competing at 2015 Worlds
China's star hurdler Liu Xiang plays down competing at 2015 Worlds

China's recuperating track and field star Liu Xiang played down his chances of competing at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing Aug 22-30 as the organisers launched the 200-day countdown of the event here on Tuesday.

Mutaz Essa Barshim the Asian exception in track and field
Mutaz Essa Barshim the Asian exception in track and field

The athletics competition at the 17th Asian Games lacks the stardust Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang sprinkled over the last couple of editions but high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim brings a touch of genuine world class talent to Incheon.

China`s Liu out for season, says coach

Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang is likely to miss this season as he recovers from the injury which dramatically ended his bid to win back the Olympic title in London last year.

Olympics 2012: Liu Xiang crashes out of men`s 110m hurdles

Chinese athletics star Liu Xiang crashed out of the Olympic men`s 110 metres hurdles as he hit the first hurdle of heat 6 at the London Games here Tuesday.

Olympics won`t be easy for Bolt: Mennea

Olympic sprint champion Pietro Mennea said it will be certainly more difficult now that the runner has a new rival, also a Jamaican national, Yohan Blake.

Liu Xiang, Robles set for Birmingham showdown

Reigning Olympic champion and world record holder Dayron Robles will go head-to-head with reigning world indoor champion Liu Xiang of China in a blockbuster 60-metre hurdles race at the Aviva Grand Prix Feb 18.

Bittersweet silver brings Liu redemption

Three years after traumatising China by limping away from the heats at the Beijing Olympics, the 28-year-old was back at the very top table of international athletics.

Robles loses gold in high hurdles drama

Cuban Dayron Robles was stripped of his gold medal pending an inquiry after barging past China`s Liu Xiang to win the 110 metres hurdles final at the world championships.

Liu, Robles, Oliver still on for 110 hurdles final

The most compelling race of the championships is still on after Liu Xiang, Dayron Robles and David Oliver all qualified for the semifinals of the 110-meter hurdles.

Liu Xiang wins 110 hurdles at Asian championships

Liu Xiang of China built on his preparations for the world championships by winning the men`s 110-meter hurdles at the Asian athletics championships.

Liu Xiang wins 110 hurdles at Asian championships

Liu Xiang of China built on his preparations for the world championships by winning the men`s 110-meter hurdles at the Asian athletics championships.

Liu Xiang to run in Asian championships

China`s former Olympic 110-metres hurdles champion Liu Xiang will run at next month`s Asian athletics championships in Kobe, Japanese organisers told media persons on Tuesday.

Liu Xiang to run in Asian championships

China`s former Olympic 110-metres hurdles champion Liu Xiang will run at next month`s Asian athletics championships in Kobe, Japanese organisers told media persons on Tuesday.

Chinese politics complicate Liu`s plans

Liu Xiang`s hopes of a return to Olympic gold medal-winning form are being hampered by political obligations to the communist state, his coach has said.