China becomes top filer of intl patents in 2019: WIPO

GENEVA — China surpassed the United States in 2019 as the top source of international patent applications filed with WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said on Tuesday in a statement. With 58,990 applications filed in 2019 via WIPO’s…

China’s economy resilient despite short-term COVID-19 impact: experts, media

TOKYO — Japanese media and experts have noted that people and logistics in China have begun to regain vitality, as the economy is showing signs of a speedy recovery from the temporary impact of COVID-19. Previously, the Chinese government had…

A-list imports in shutdown limbo

Americans Lin, Jeter embracing challenges but compatriot Young left ruing quarantine row With an expected mid-April restart now delayed amid the coronavirus crisis, the Chinese Basketball Association has put its season-salvaging effort on hold to leave players and teams stuck…

Closer global cooperation, not trade restrictions, essential

As the world is deeply concerned with the COVID-19 outbreak’s disruptions on the global supply chain, some US officials have attempted to pour oil on the flames by using political forces to sever normal supply cooperation. A new proposal has…

Chinese tech helps in global fight against virus

Artificial intelligence, cloud computing and digital tools aren’t just about making life more futuristic In the wake of the novel coronavirus epidemic, technology has taken on some rather charitable causes, expediting the circulation of key goods and streamlining services essential…

England and Tottenham great Greaves hospitalised

England, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea great Jimmy Greaves is currently receiving treatment in hospital. Nobody has scored more top-flight goals in English football than the 80-year-old, who was part of the triumphant 1966 World Cup squad. Greaves suffered a severe stroke…

Chinese clubs and players mourn the passing of Radmiro Antic

  BEIJING – Shandong Luneng and Hebei China Fortune, the two Chinese top-flight clubs which Radmiro Antic coached toward the end of his career, along with several Chinese players, were in mourning for the death of the former Atletico Madrid,…

Major reshuffle in bid to salvage season

Golf’s top global governing bodies have announced a revised calendar of events in the hope of salvaging the currently suspended season, with the Masters, PGA Championship and US Open all postponed and the British Open canceled completely. However, it’s still…

NBA teams endeavoring to prepare for all possibilities

With NBA games indefinitely on hold, there has been a lot of discussion about postseason possibilities-including by coaches around the league. They are now preparing for what a resumption of the season that was shut down March 11 could look…

Self-driving vehicles set to become common

Self-driving vehicles may soon be a common sight in China and the industry could see rapid growth as the COVID-19 outbreak has underlined the importance of such vehicles during an epidemic, industry experts said on Tuesday. “Autonomous driving has entered…