Jack Freifelder

Reporter — China Daily USA

New York City, Greater Chicago Area

Jack Freifelder

My name is Jack Freifelder. I'm a reporter with a penchant for sports. But there's more to life than just box scores, and stepping outside your comfort zone is the only way to really learn about yourself.


Harvard, Stanford basketball teams to play in Shanghai

Harvard University will play Stanford University in Shanghai next November when the Pac-12 Conference kicks off its second annual China game. The game will be played on Nov 12 and televised live in the US (Nov 11). Specific venue and broadcast information will be announced later. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will sponsor the game.
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Investors can go global in Miami: CEO

The developer of the Panorama Tower in Miami sees the building as a chance for investors to invest in an emerging global city. The mixed-use project being developed by Florida East Coast Realty (FECR) will feature an 83-story tower with 821 residences and 128 corporate suites. It will be the tallest building in Miami upon completion.
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Wild Singles Day can't lift Alibaba stock

Despite roaring Singles Day sales of more than $14 billion on Wednesday, Alibaba's stock fell by 2 percent. The e-commerce giant said it took in $5 billion within the first 90 minutes of the online shopping spree and $10 billion in the first 14 hours. The total value of goods purchased during the company's 11/11 Shopping Festival was 91.2 billion yuan ($14.33 billion).
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Goldman closes BRIC-fund

Goldman Sachs Group Inc is closing its BRIC-focused asset management unit, and it is a sign that investor sentiment in the largest emerging market economies is waning, according to an executive at an Asia-focused investment bank. Euan Rellie, a senior managing director with global investment-banking firm BDA Partners, said Goldman's decision to end its BRIC fund (Brazil, Russia, India and China) has “real symbolic meaning” for global markets.
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2 US college basketball teams to tip off in Shanghai

The crowd may be a bit larger and the venue more high profile, but it's still a basketball game. So said Lorenzo Romar, head coach of the University of Washington Huskies men's basketball team, whose team will meet the University of Texas Longhorns in the first regular-season college game to be played in China on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai.
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Wine in the US: 'Made in China' is rare

China has moved into many markets in the United States, but there is one where the 'Made in China' label is rare: wine. The world's second-largest wine grower is focusing on its huge domestic market, report Jack Freifelder and Bian Jibu from New York. China now has more vineyards than France, Italy, Australia and the United States.
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US schools go East with campuses

The number of Chinese students at colleges and universities in the United States is on the rise, but reciprocal interest from US and other international students for studying in China has not been as fervent, Jack Freifelder reports from New York. M any universities and colleges around the world have developed partnerships with schools in other countries to not only burnish their image as truly global educational institutions, but also to attract outstanding faculty and increase their student enrollments.
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NBA coming to Shenzhen

Brazil, China and four other countries will host games as part of the National Basketball Association's third annual NBA Global Games initiative, including the NBA's first game in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. Later this month, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Charlotte Hornets will play a pair of games in China as part of the campaign, with the first contest on Oct 11 in Shenzhen at the Shenzhen Universiade Center.
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Lifting of game-console ban in China offers opportunity

China's decision to lift a ban on the making and selling of videogame consoles by overseas companies could shake up the domestic gaming industry. Under the new rules, both foreign and domestic gaming console makers would be allowed to manufacture and sell their devices anywhere in the country, according to a statement from the Ministry of Culture released last week.

Step right up and meet the Mets

With Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to the United States planned for September, Zhang Qiyue, China’s consul general in New York, emphasized how sports have helped bring the two countries together. On July 25 at Citi Field in Flushing, Queens, the home of the New York Mets, Zhang and other Chinese community leaders were honored as part of an annual celebration of Chinese culture hosted by the hometown baseball club.
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Telling history with precious gems

After more than 30 years working as a designer, jewelry and accessories consultant and art historian, Hong Kong native Kai-Yin Lo is still surprised at how fast semiprecious jewelry is catching on. "When I first started there were two categories in jewelry: diamonds and precious stones set in gold or platinum, or the fake stuff," Lo said.
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Chinese herbs take root in NY

There is little doubt that Chinese herbal medicine - along with acupuncture - is catching on in the US. The increasing numbers of practitioners applying for licenses don't lie. But as with any growing market, the problem becomes supply. When you go shopping for your ginseng, wolfberry or honeylocust, how can you be sure you're getting the good stuff - or even the real thing?
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Jack Freifelder

Sports writing is a passion of mine, but I must admit there's more to life than the box score. If it's a good story, there's got to be a novel way to tell it. To put it bluntly, that's the game we're all in here guys--the business of good storytelling. Whether that means print, video, multimedia, etc., the same premium is placed on engaging, interesting content. The proliferation of different methods of dissemination has not only augmented the ways in which people access stories, but it has also challenged the accepted notion of what qualifies as journalism. That being said the same principles reign supreme: clear, concise writing, well-developed ideas and thorough reporting. Let's bring journalism back to what it used to be.