Training up an athlete is no easy task, let alone an Olympian. Behind the glorious scenes of Stone Shek Wai-hung’s consecutive Asian Games golds, were blood, sweat, tears, countless hours of practices, and of course, the all-supportive “Tiger Mum”, Mrs. Shek.Like many other athletes, the Hong Kong-born gymnast's road to excellence was bumpy as ever and perhaps it took an athlete to understand another.Mrs. Shek recalls the bumpy journey of nurturing an Olympian - from being ruthless, to enduring heartbreaking moments, and walking through ups and downs alongside her beloved son.This interview is part of an exclusive Yahoo series called 'How To Raise An Olympian', in which we speak to Olympic stars around the world and their parents to get a unique insight into what it takes to help your child reach the summit of their sport.
The United States is preparing to impose sanctions on Friday on a number of Chinese officials over Beijing's crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong, as well as a warning to international businesses operating there about deteriorating conditions, two people with knowledge of the situation told Reuters. Gloria Tso reports.
President Joe Biden and outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday vowed to work together to defend against Russian aggression and stand up to anti-democratic actions by China. Gavino Garay reports.
Disney and Marvel's superhero adventure "Black Widow" captured a massive $80 million in its first weekend, crushing the benchmark for the biggest opening weekend since the pandemic. Fred Katayama reports.
A hot air balloon crashed in an Albuquerque, New Mexico, neighborhood on Saturday, killing four people and critically injuring a fifth person, after apparently being blown into power lines by the wind and catching fire, police said. Fred Katayama reports.
McDonald's Corp said on Friday that a data breach in South Korea and Taiwan has exposed some customer and employee information, making it the latest global company to be targeted by cybercriminals. Fred Katayama reports.
The Communist Party of China marked its centennary year on Thursday in a grand display of patriotism. In 1921, Mao Zedong and some Marxist Leninist thinkers in Shanghai founded the Communist Party of China. From the same podium that Mao declared the People's Repbublic of China and dressed in the iconic Mao style jacket, Chinese President Xi Jinpng addressed the nation and said on Thursday: The era of China being bullied is gone forever.
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The Communist Party of China (CCP) was founded in 1921, holding its first congress in Shanghai, with the help of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, during a turbulent period after the country had a decade earlier cast off 2,000 years of dynastic rule. Here's how the CCP came to dominate the country. Rosanna Philpott reports.
China's parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony's way of life since it returned to Chinese..