Li Ning

Gymnast Li Ning

Li Ning is a well-known Chinese gymnast and entrepreneur. He was born in an ethnic Zhuang family.
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Chinese Officials Investigated For Allegedly Serving Endangered Pangolin At Banquet
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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China's Li Ning expects to report break-even in 2015, stock jumps - about 2 years
HONG KONG, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Chinese sportswear maker Li Ning Co Ltd said on Wednesday it expected to report it broke even in 2015, sending its stock sharply higher as its long-range efforts to...
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Nike Battles Upstart Under Armour, High Expenses
The Street - about 4 years
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Nike , the world's leading manufacturer of athletic footwear, apparel and equipment, delivered good quarterly results with strong direct-to-consumer sales growth. In the meantime, its rival Under Armour has also impressed investors with a blowout performance. And in the coming quarter, Nike will likely continue posting strong numbers for direct-to-consumer sales. Is Nike a slam dunk, then? Maybe not. [Read: Yahoo! Shares Are Cheap, But Don't Wait or the Sale May End] Investors should remain cautious, as Nike is still struggling to rein in its expenses. Moreover, the business's performance in China and other emerging markets is far from satisfactory. The company has not reported any growth in combined revenues from these two regions in the first six months of the current fiscal year. Nike's shares have risen by nearly 10% in the last six months, to $72.67. Its price-to-earnings ratio is 24.8, making Nike considerably cheaper than Under Armour by that m...
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Tiger Mom vs. Brooklyn Dragon: I Hereby Challenge Amy Chua to a Barefist Kung Fu Duel
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Amy Chua, I offer these words as a declaration of kung fu challenge -- an invitation to engage in a stern dialogue of fists such that we can measure, publicly and for the world to know, who between the two of us has the bigger, longer Chinese-ness. I'm talkin' me and you and the most Chinesest challenge imaginable. I'm talkin' I wanted to send you this invitation written in calligraphy on a small rolled up scroll, delivered by a pigeon -- but my pigeon has a drinking problem and was too hungover to fly. I'm talkin' I wanted to send shirtless kung fu henchmen to your house to silently but dramatically mouth these words in Mandarin while a poorly synced English translation plays on a tape recorder. That's the level of Chinese-ness I'm talking about. Tell me how you want it, Chua. We could match fists across the rooftops of a small rural village, the shadow outlines of our battle poses stitched across the cold black fabric of night. We could flying swordfight ballet upon the tops of tal...
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Toxic chemicals found in children's clothes, shoes: Greenpeace
The Express Tribune Blogs - about 4 years
BUDAPEST: Children’s clothing and shoes made by a dozen globally-recognised brands have been found to contain potentially harmful chemicals, Greenpeace said Tuesday. A new investigation by the environmental campaign group showed that at least one article from every brand was found to have chemicals that “can have adverse impacts either on human reproductive, hormonal or immune systems”. But some of the substances it tested were at concentrations as low as 1mg per kilo, which it described as “the limit of detection”, and it was not clear from the statement how many of the samples were above official limits. The campaign group has issued similar findings before, and in 2012 held a “toxic” fashion show in Beijing to draw attention to its allegation that two-thirds of high-street garments it tested contained harmful chemicals. Greenpeace analysed 82 products manufactured in 12 different countries, with China the biggest producer on 29. “This is...
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World sports diary November 13 - December 10
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Nov 13 (Reuters) - World sports diary from November 13 -December 10 - - - - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 CRICKET Pakistan v South Africa first T20I, Dubai New South Wales v England, Sydney (to 16) BADMINTON BWF Li Ning China Open Super Series Premier, Shanghai (to17) BWF Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open Super Series, Kowloon (to24) - - - - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 GOLF European Tour: DP World Tour Championship, Dubai (to 17) PGA Tour: OHL Classic, Mexico (to 17) CRICKET India v West Indies second test, Mumbai (to 18) NFL Week eleven RALLYING Rally of Great Britain (to 17) - - - - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 SOCCER ...
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TPG pays Murdoch unit $214 million for Chinese media company stake
Fox Business News - over 4 years
U.S. private equity firm TPG Capital will pay HK$1.66 billion ($213.73 million) for 21st Century Fox-controlled Star Entertainment's remaining stake in a Chinese satellite television operator. The move is the next step of Rupert Murdoch's slow exit from Chinese media, following News Corp's sale of controlling stakes in three mainland television channels to domestic private equity funds in 2010. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange late on Friday, Phoenix Satellite Television said TPG China Media L.P. will become a "substantial shareholder" after taking over Star's entire 12.15 percent stake. With the sale, Star representatives will also step down from Phoenix's board. The deal was announced on the same day that Murdoch was re-elected chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc despite protests from shareholder groups who sought to separate the chairman and chief executive positions of the family-dominated company. Murdoch split News Corp into two companies ...
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UPDATE 1-Li Ning beats forecasts, bolsters case for sector turnaround - over 4 years
* H1 net loss 184 mln yuan vs consensus of 241 mln yuan loss
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China's Li Ning posts 1st-half loss of 184 mln yuan, beats forecast - over 4 years
HONG KONG, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Li Ning Co Ltd, China's best known sportswear firm backed by U.S. private equity firm TPG Capital, on Monday reported a smaller-than-expected first-half loss compared...
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China's Li Ning suspends Powell sponsorship - over 4 years
LONDON (Reuters) - Leading Chinese sportswear brand Li Ning has suspended its sponsorship deal with Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell after he failed a drugs test.
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Li Ning Scaling Back After 2012 Loss
Wall Street Journal - almost 5 years
Sportswear giant Li Ning said it will scale back inventory and overhaul its image after it swung to a 2012 loss. It may close additional stores in 2013.
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China's Li Ning posts first annual loss since 2004 listing - almost 5 years
HONG KONG, March 26 (Reuters) - Chinese sportswear group Li Ning Co Ltd reported on Tuesday a steeper-than-expected 1.98 billion yuan ($318.8 million) loss for 2012, its first annual loss since it listed in 2004, hit by inventory charges and fierce competition from domestic and foreign brands.
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China retail in focus as Hong Kong shares enter earnings peak season - almost 5 years
HONG KONG, March 25 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares could start the week higher on Monday, with Chinese retailers in focus as sector bellwethers such as Belle, GOME and Li Ning post their 2012 results.
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RPT-Hurting at home, China's Li Ning courts U.S. glitz - almost 5 years
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, March 24 (Reuters) - China's biggest sportswear brand, Li Ning Co Ltd, launched its newest brand at a gala event in Texas last month with U.S. basketball star Dwayne Wade, resplendent in gold bow tie and plaid suit, showing off sports shoes he helped design.
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UPDATE 2-China's Li Ning leads sector fall after $241 mln fundraising plan - about 5 years
HONG KONG, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Struggling Chinese sportswear brand Li Ning Co Ltd, which is backed private equity fund TPG Capital, said on Friday it plans to raise up to HK$1.87 billion ($241...
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UPDATE 2-Li Ning warns of big loss, takes knife to inventory woes - about 5 years
* Inventory overhang a problem for many retailers in China
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Li Ning
  • 2014
    Age 50
    According to Hurun Report's China Rich List 2014, he has an estimated fortune of RMB 5 billion, making him the 407th wealthiest person in China.
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  • 2008
    Age 44
    At the 2008 Summer Olympics Li Ning ignited the cauldron at the opening ceremony after being hoisted high into the air with cables and miming running around the rim of the stadium. Li is married to Chen Yongyan, a fellow gymnast who won an Olympic bronze in 1984.
  • 1988
    Age 24
    Li retired from sporting competition in 1988, and in 1990 he founded Li-Ning Company Limited, which sells footwear and sporting apparel in China.
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    Li took part in his second 1988 Olympics in Seoul despite carrying injuries.
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  • 1984
    Age 20
    Li is most famous for winning 6 medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics, which was the first Olympics in which the People's Republic of China participated.
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  • 1982
    Age 18
    In 1982, he won six of the seven medals awarded at the Sixth World Cup Gymnastic Competition, earning him the title "Prince of Gymnastics" (体操王子/體操王子).
  • 1980
    Age 16
    Li started training at the age of eight and was selected into the national team in 1980.
  • 1963
    Born on March 10, 1963.
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