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Michael Cox Sport

Plenty has changed at the Hong Kong Jockey Club since 2001 – officials have presided over a re-emergence of a wagering and racing giant as betting turnover steadily climbs back to boom time levels...

23 Apr 2014 - 3:55pm
Ian Young Comment, Blogs, News, World

Canada’s two official languages are English and French, although that might surprise visitors to Richmond, the Vancouver satellite that is the world’s most-Chinese city outside Asia.

23 Apr 2014 - 9:04am
TAMA LUNG 22 Apr 2014

Scrubs, masks and sunscreen to offset the season's harshest weather

23 Apr 2014 - 5:53pm
Amy Wu Lifestyle, Health 22 Apr 2014

After a half day at Sibley (the hospital), the hospital is starting to feel like a second home.

22 Apr 2014 - 10:45am
Doug Young Business, Companies 22 Apr 2014

Two of China's top tech executives were on the road last week, with ZTE (

22 Apr 2014 - 9:57am
Michael Cox Sport 17 Apr 2014

Monday’s public holiday meeting at Sha Tin marks the three-quarter mark of the season and many questions remain unanswered. So other than “who will be champion jockey in 2013-14”, what are the big...

17 Apr 2014 - 6:17pm
Doug Young Business, Companies 17 Apr 2014

I've been predicting for a while now that China's booming smartphone sector was set for a rapid slowdown due to a rapid build-up last year, and now the latest sales data is showing that such a...

17 Apr 2014 - 11:29am
Amy Wu Lifestyle, Health 17 Apr 2014

This lump, this bump, what the F, it is back.

17 Apr 2014 - 8:34am
TAMA LUNG 16 Apr 2014

Achieving complexion perfection with improved formulas and innovative textures

16 Apr 2014 - 6:11pm
Jonathan Woetzel and Jeffrey Towson Business, China Business 16 Apr 2014

Just one year after its split from Mazda, Ford’s recent performance in China is starting to turn heads.

16 Apr 2014 - 4:15pm
Ian Young Comment, Blogs, News, World 16 Apr 2014

Residents of Vancouver would be advised to keep an eye (and ear) out for a wave of French-speaking Chinese millionaires.

16 Apr 2014 - 12:25pm
Michael Cox Sport 14 Apr 2014

Australian jockey Zac Purton has won 400 races in Hong Kong and collected Group Ones in England and Singapore. His countryman, Tye Angland, sits fourth behind three superstars on the jockeys’...

15 Apr 2014 - 10:05am
Doug Young Business, Companies 14 Apr 2014

Three of China's shyest tech CEOs have made rare appearances on their microblogs over the past week, emerging from the shadows after difficult periods for at least two of their firms.

14 Apr 2014 - 3:57pm
Michael Cox Sport 10 Apr 2014

Here in Hong Kong, locals get all the fun when it comes to getting an “English” name, but when the poor old “gweilos” come to town we just get what we are given in Chinese characters – however...

11 Apr 2014 - 3:05pm
TAMA LUNG 9 Apr 2014

The hi-tech collection takes hydration to a whole new level.

12 Apr 2014 - 7:37am
Jason Y Ng Lifestyle, Travel, News, Hong Kong 9 Apr 2014

Before they were brought together in the 2012 ensemble film, the Avengers had been busy with their solo acts.

9 Apr 2014 - 12:29pm

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  • Doug Young has lived and worked in China for 15 years, much of that as a journalist for Reuters writing about Chinese companies. He currently lives in Shanghai where he teaches financial journalism at Fudan University. He writes daily on his blog, Young’s China Business Blog (www.youngchinabiz.com), commenting on the latest developments at Chinese companies listed in the US, China and Hong Kong. He is also author of a new book about the media in China, “The Party Line: How the Media Dictates Public Opinion in Modern China.”
  • Ian Young is the SCMP's former International Editor. A journalist for more than 20 years, he worked for Australian newspapers and the London Evening Standard before arriving in Hong Kong in 1997. There he won or shared awards for excellence in investigative reporting and human rights reporting, and the HK News Awards Scoop of the Year. He moved to Canada with his wife in 2010 and is now the SCMP's Vancouver correspondent.
  • Patrick Boehler has written for Foreign Policy, Time, Bloomberg, Le Monde Diplomatique and the Chinese weekly Shidai Zhoubao. He has covered Southeast Asia for the Austrian daily Wiener Zeitung and China's relations with Myanmar for the Myanmese magazine The Irrawaddy, reporting from the trenches of the Kachin civil war and Yangon's tea houses. He began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini. Before moving to Hong Kong, he worked for Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Beijing. He studied in Milan, Vienna, Beijing and Hong Kong.
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  • New Zealand broadcaster Jed Thian is recognised as the founder of alternative sports commentary worldwide through his online creation, the Alternative Rugby Commentary. Performing live around the world as well as regular appearances on the BBC, RTE in Ireland and Television New Zealand, demand for his unique take on rugby and world have grown massively since trading the radio for the internet.
  • SCMP health editor Jeanette Wang discovered the joy of trail running in 2011, when she moved from ultra-urbanised Singapore to the country park haven of Hong Kong. She's since neglected road running and triathlons in favour of the trails, and participates regularly in local races. Why? Because, as, John Muir said: “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity..."
  • P.Ramakrishnan has been a journalist and editor in Hong Kong for the past decade. He jump-started his career writing the Society column for South China Morning Post and went on to write about lifestyle, luxury and endless spools on the juggernaut that is Bollywood. Mostly he spends time worrying about the emergence of gout; "With rich, fatty foods and calorific canapes served on seemingly endless silver trays, I think it should be a primary concern for all those who circumnavigate champagne soirees in the 852." There is the gym and a sensible diet regiment... but then he looks at counsel like that with the disdain one reserves for those wearing a brown belt with black shoes.
  • Born and raised in Shanghai, Vicky Feng is a journalist and writer living in Hong Kong. She studied journalism at Baptist University and Chinese language and literature in Shanghai. A book lover, Vicky likes to find and write about all kinds of stories. Reach her on Twitter and Weibo @Vicky_Feng _
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  • A former Wales international and coach of the Welsh sevens side, as well as coach of the Hong Kong sevens and 15s sides, Dai has recently taken up an overarching position covering all things performance related in Hong Kong rugby. As the HKRFU’s new head of technical development and performance, Dai offers readers insight into the national team set up, while his international experience will see him address the state of the game at home and abroad.
  • Scion of one of Hong Kong’s premier rugby families, Lindsay and her brother Rowan are both Hong Kong national team members. One of the new full-time athletes at the Hong Kong Sports Institute’s rugby sevens programme, Lindsay brings a unique perspective on life as a premier rugby athlete and is an expert on the women’s game. A top-class player, Lindsay offers a new and interesting vantage point for followers of the local rugby scene.
  • A stalwart of the Hong Kong club rugby scene and the new director of clubs at the HKRFU, Patrick promises to drop the curtain on life at the coalface of club rugby in Hong Kong. His years of propping up the front row for Hong Kong Cricket Club, coupled with his New Zealand upbringing, gives Patrick a unique insight on the development of the game from a club and community perspective.
  • Having arrived in Hong Kong from Wales in 2010, Leigh is currently the HKRFU's national coach development manager and head coach of the Hong Kong Men’s XV. His breadth of experience gained from a lifetime of elite rugby coaching – including stints with Ebbw Vale, Newport, Dragons, Wales ‘A’ and Wales – enables Leigh to offer insight into the latest developments in coaching at the international level and discuss Hong Kong’s national team with authority.
  • Robbie joined the HKRFU in 2003 after 11 years with the Hong Kong Police Force and is currently the head of rugby operations. A driving force behind the game in Hong Kong, Robbie’s experience touches on nearly every aspect of local rugby from the senior and tertiary game, touch rugby, facilities and IT, to tournament operations and support services. As such, there isn’t much around the local scene in which Robbie hasn’t been involved, making him a real authority on the game in Hong Kong.
  • A rangy forward who represents Hong Kong at both 15s and sevens, Nick is originally from New Zealand. He has been playing competitively in Hong Kong since 2005 and has recently become one of Hong Kong’s full-time rugby athletes in the Hong Kong Sports Institute’s sevens programme.
  • Likely the most accomplished women’s player in the history of the game, New Zealander Anna is the new coach of the women’s sevens programme at the Hong Kong Sports Institute. After making her New Zealand Black Ferns debut in 1990, the fly-half enjoyed an almost unbroken run of international victories. She has played in four Women’s Rugby World Cup-winning sides and was never defeated in the New Zealand National Provincial Competition. She also played representative tennis and netball prior to taking up rugby – and has a law degree and a BA to boot.
  • Gareth is a former Newport Gwent Dragons scrum-half whose job prior to assuming the head coach's role for the Hong Kong Sports Institute’s rugby sevens programme was as attacks/backs coach for Cardiff Blues RFC in Wales. He retired as a player in 2007, but not before earning a Blue for Oxford University’s rugby team and playing for Cardiff, Llanelli, Aberavon, Bristol and Pontypridd. Gareth has also worked as assistant coach with Wales Under-20s and as coach for the Wales sevens side.
  • Jamie is captain of the Hong Kong men’s sevens squad and a full-time athlete in the Hong Kong Sports Institute’s Elite Rugby Sevens programme. He is also a member of Hong Kong's 15s set-up and plays at scrum-half for Newedge Club in the Paul Y Premiership.
  • Tobi has been a referee for more than 10 years and has officiated at tournaments in Hong Kong and overseas, including the Hong Kong Sevens, Asian Five Nations, Asian Sevens Series and Asian Games. He has been on the ARFU A Panel referees list since 2008. When not blowing his whistle, Tobi works as a police officer, training probationary inspectors at the Hong Kong Police College.
  • Jeffrey Towson is Managing Partner of Towson Capital, advisory private equity firm. Jonathan Woetzel is a Director in McKinsey & Company’s Shanghai office, and the Director of the McKinsey Global Institute in Asia. They are Professors at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, and are the authors of The One Hour China Book, now available on amazon.com.
  • Jeffrey Towson is Managing Partner of Towson Capital, advisory private equity firm.

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