Chinese chess debuts at Asian Games

Xiangqi is a popular board game in China and now it's at the Asian Games.

    There are 42 different sports in the Asian Games reflecting the full diversity of the continent.

    One oddity is the inclusion of board games. Xiangqi along with another Chinese board game is making its Asian Games debut in Guangzhou.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Richardson reports from Guangzhou.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.