Kazakhstani volleyball player Sabina Altynbekova and the bronze medalist of the Sochi Olympics Denis Ten are joining the distinguished Kazakhstani athletes representing Almaty’s bid for the Winter Olympic Games in 2022.
Vice-Minister of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan said that Kazakhstan was planning to use a mixed model of financial management should it be granted the right to host the Winter Olympic Games in 2022.
Near Beijing's $600 million Olympic stadium, migrant worker Ye Yiwen, her husband and two children cram into a tiny underground room, sheltering from the Chinese capital's biting winter and soaring property prices.
The diplomatic bickering between Japan and China has descended into name-calling in the British press, with claim and counter-claim by the countries' ambassadors invoking the fictional evil wizard of the Harry Potter series, Lord Voldemort.
Local officials in a Beijing suburb have built themselves a white-walled, gold-domed office complex resembling Moscow's Kremlin, state media reported, prompting anger among Chinese who condemned the lavish buildings.