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Nov 242016
 
Hiking becomes most popular outdoors activity in China

视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器 A recent survey shows that hiking is the most popular outdoors activity among Chinese backpackers. With 2,788 routes developed by China’s outdoors clubs, hiking was the country’s most popular outdoors activity from 2015 to 2016, a survey revealed recently. The survey, issued last month by the 8264 Platform of Outdoors Clubs, one of the country’s earliest online networks of outdoors businesses, also shows that in-depth travel follows hiking as the second favorite outdoors activity among Chinese backpackers. Moreover, this year has witnessed a rise in diversified outdoors programs, such as climbing snow-capped mountains or camping. Concerning expenditures, the survey revealed that the routes covering a cost from 1,000 (US$145) to 4,000 yuan each per person are the most visited itineraries. According to the survey, travelers aged between 20 and 40 made up 66.32 percent of outdoors participants. Zhejiang Province, fueled by economic growth and abundant natural resources, has attracted 15 percent of travelers involved in outdoors clubs, securing a leading role among regions across the country, according to the survey. Challenging outdoors activities – such as diving, drifting and paragliding – that are restrictive only to a small group of tourists also saw increasing visits. In the past few years, outdoors clubs have expanded to every municipality in the country, thanks to the growing economies, changing consumption habits and all-around online technological support. Follow China.org.cn on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.ChinaNews App Download Click for detailed story

Nov 242016
 
Arsenal sweats over UCL group placing

视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器  Lucas Moura of PSG celebrates scoring his side’s second goal against Arsenal. Arsenal’s 2-2 draw at home to Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday left its hopes of finishing as Group A winner hanging by a thread. The Gunners have paid a heavy price for finishing runners-up in recent seasons, twice being drawn against Bayern Munich and twice against Barcelona in the last 16. Logic suggests finishing top is beneficial as group winners cannot face each other in the first knockout round. Barcelona, Monaco and Leicester City are all confirmed as group winners but former winners Bayern Munich and Porto cannot top their respective groups. Real Madrid and Juventus could also possibly finish as runners-up so this season’s first knockout round could produce some clashes between favorites. “I don’t know if it’s good or bad (to finish second),” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday. “You can’t guess until you know the draw.” In total 12 teams are through to the last 16, with seven more vying for the four remaining berths when the group stage concludes on December 6-7. Here is a rundown of the eight groups with the qualifiers and qualification scenarios: Group A: PSG and Arsenal both qualified. PSG will win the group if it beats Ludogorets or matches Arsenal’s result against Basel in the final games. Group B: Two from Benfica, Napoli and Besiktas will qualify. All three could still top the group. Third-placed Besiktas will reach the last 16 if Read More..

Nov 242016
 
Steven Gerrard retires, ending remarkable career

视频播放位置 下载安装Flash播放器 Steven Gerrard calls time on career. After an illustrious playing career full of remarkable cup comebacks alongside jarring English Premier League lows, Steven Gerrard is done. The 36-year-old Gerrard, who won every major club honor with Liverpool apart from the English title, said yesterday he was retiring from soccer after an 18-year professional career. “You are aware that time is coming towards the end, the body starts talking to you,” the former England captain told British broadcaster BT. “The pains and the aches get more regular. The way you feel out there on the pitch changes. “Over the last couple of years I’ve felt myself slowing down a little bit and I basically can’t deliver what I used to be able to deliver and that becomes a little frustrating as time goes on.” Gerrard was one of the best midfielders of his era and won admiration for staying loyal to his boyhood club and resisting the riches offered by EPL rivals. He only left Liverpool in 2015 after no longer being able to reach the formidable levels of his peak years and losing his place in the team. The final two seasons of his career were seen out with the Los Angeles Galaxy. There were inevitably frustrations during such a long career, so often on international duty while captaining England at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, and the 2012 European Championship. England didn’t progress beyond the first knockout round in those three tournaments as the team’s performances Read More..