Pavel Anokhin, Li Wenlong, Li Ping, and Jiao Linghua demonstrate Duplicate Mahjong.

BEIJING, China - Mahjong International League - A new development on the world scene: a group dominated by young players from Beijing club Fangzhuang have been working on a plan to “sportify” mahjong with the intension of entering mahjong into the family of mind sports in the International Mind Sports Association (IMSA).

Tracy's mah jongg students.

Bubbe Fischer, author of the ‘Searching for Bubbe Fischer: The Path to Mah Jongg Wisdom’, tells about a curious woman she met along the way.

Ruby and black obsidian mahjong set by Luis Alberto.

LIMA, Peru - Luis Alberto Quispe Aparicio has created what is arguably the most luxurious mahjong set ever made, each tile being fashioned from a solid block of Tanzanian ruby, backed by black obsidian, enshrouded by gold vermeil, and the entire set encrusted with three hundred diamonds and a thousand precious gemstones.

Sagar SSJB Rana (left), Sushila Singh, and Scott D. Miller, MD.

Scott D. Miller, MD of Mahjong News travels to Nepal to talk mahjong, learn new styles, and build new bonds in the basin city of Kathmandu, nestled in the shadows of the tallest mountain in the world.

COPENHAGEN - Ten years ago the European Mahjong Association (EMA) was born, and what a rollicking decade it was. What began as a pairing of the Danish and Dutch minds of Anders Labich and Martin Rep has blossomed into a nineteen nation co-op spearheading international tournamanets around the globe. As the EMA surpasses this 10 year milestone, Mahjong News talks with the sitting president Tina Christensen about its founding, its present, and what its future may hold.