A growing number of Brazilian players are signing for clubs in China, which aims to be a football superpower.
Upheaval elsewhere, and particularly when it underscores the perils and pitfalls of democracy, easily becomes frontpage news in China.
The country is witnessing a sexual revolution and business is booming for romantic short-stay hotels.
The growing emphasis on Xi is fuelling concerns – even in the Communist Party – that China is now falling back towards a Mao-type personality cult.
Chinese company BoyaLife plans on supplementing China's growing demand for beef by producing 100 000 cow embryos a year.
But the first official meeting between the two countries could backfire for the Taiwanese leader.
But the Pentagon is insisting its naval provocation did not breach any international maritime laws.
Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president, is being honoured for supposedly "injecting fresh energy" into the global quest for harmony.
The horrors of Japanese camps are being told but nothing is being said of what followed.
Business reporter Wang Xiaolu has been paraded on Chinese state TV to make an on-air "confession" for supposedly triggering stock market chaos.