Li Na’s bid to claim her first major tournament on home soil remained on course Wednesday as she progressed to the quarter-finals of the China Open after defeating Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki.
A mortar shell hit the compound of the Chinese Embassy in Syria’s capital Damascus, damaging the building and injuring a Syrian employee.
Defending champion Victoria Azarenka was knocked out in the first round of the China Open on Monday, losing 4-6, 6-2, 4-6 to Andrea Petkovic of Germany.
Li Na joined top seed Serena Williams in the second round of the China Open in Beijing on Sunday.
Xi Jinping was today named as China’s new president and head of the military succeeding Hu Jintao, completing a generational transition of power in the world’s most populous country.
China on Thursday cautioned India against any “unilateral” attempt to pursue oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea, saying that it is opposed to nations outside the region intervening in the