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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.

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Online firm Wowo raises $40m in IPO

Wowo Ltd, a Beijing-based e-commerce firm, had an initial public offering Wednesday on the Nasdaq Stock Market, raising $40 million in the first IPO from a Chinese company on a US exchange in 2015. Trading under the symbol "WOWO", shares opened Nasdaq trading at $11.06, hitting a high of $11.63 before closing at $10.29, up 2.9 percent.
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Real estate pitch with amenities

Reaping real estate dollars from rich Chinese buyers requires some finer services, say some industry insiders.
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Apple Pay would face battle in China: Analysts

Though Apple Inc hasn't announced a plan to roll out its Apple Pay service in China, some analysts say that if it does they are skeptical the service would significantly affect the Chinese mobile-payments market.
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All Aboard... Please?

The world's most populous country is being targeted by the world's cruise ship industry as its biggest potential customer. But the industry must overcome a major hurdle, persuading Chinese to come aboard, JACK FREIFELDER reports from New York.
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Giving it away in China

How philanthropic are China's new billionaires and millionaires? Experts in the world of giving say the potential is there, but the motivation and mechanisms for giving may not be, reports Jack Freifelder from New York.
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Celebrating a relationship

By Jack Freifelder and Dong Leshuo in New York(China Daily USA) The Chinese and American people "share many qualities for success, such as optimism, self-confidence and a strong belief in hard work", said Cui Tiankai, Chinese ambassador to the United States. "The cross-cultural bridge that the Committee of 100 (C-100) has been building for the last 25 years will bring about greater understanding and awareness of the new relationship between the US and China," Cui said Thursday evening at the Committee of 100's 25th Anniversary Celebration Gala Dinner.
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Learning, giving back through basketball

Getting drafted into the American National Basketball Association (NBA) can be a life-changing event. It is the culmination of years of hard work, perseverance and dedication, but for some, it is also the chance to start giving back to the community. "Without the fans and their love, we don't have a job, so you have to show appreciation for them," Klay Thompson, a member of the NBA's Golden State Warriors, told China Daily in an interview.
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Currency swap potential boon to Argentina

Eugenio J. Aleman, a senior economist with Wells Fargo & Co, said "currency swaps are not new" but this agreement with China "comes at an important time for Argentina". "China is trying to broaden its influence in the world economy, and these currency swap agreements are intended to do just that," Aleman wrote in an email to China Daily.
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Chinatown and ties that bind one family

Life in the insurance business may not seem glamorous to some, but for Sandra K. Lee it's a chance to give back to a neighborhood whose history is inextricably linked to her own. Lee, the CEO and chairperson of Harold L Lee & Sons Inc Insurance Services in Manhattan's Chinatown, is part of a family with US origins that date to the late 19th century.
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No 17

A little more than two years ago, a Chinese-American basketball player entered his 39th NBA game. At the end of the game, New York, the world and sports writers would have a new word: "Linsanity", Jack Freifelder reports from New York. "Linsanity: (noun.) The state of excitement surrounding basketball phenom Jeremy Lin - a point guard for the New York Knicks, the NBA's first Chinese-American player, and a gift to sports headline writers everywhere." - The blog Breaking Copy.
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A snapshot of the NBA's Chinese New Year celebration

Members of the US Wushu Academy, a Chinese martial arts school with locations in Virginia and Maryland, perform a dragon dance during the halftime of an NBA game between the Washington Wizards and Oklahoma City Thunder. The students performed at the Feb 1 game as part of the NBA's nationwide celebration of Chinese New Year.
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NBA scores with China outreach

The National Basketball Association's (NBA) attempts to increase outreach efforts in China have had immeasurable benefits for the league's relationship with its growing international fan base, according to a head official with NBA China. "This is the third year that the NBA will launch what is in effect a tribute to its largest international fan base," said David Shoemaker, CEO of NBA China.
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About

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.