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  1. Olympic torch takes a history tour amid sea of yellow and red

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... From the wonder of the Great Wall to the mouth of the 2,400-year-old Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, the Olympic torch relay yesterday showcased modern China's rise against a historical ... in eight suburban Beijing districts and counties. Once again, members of the public were kept far away from the relay. Li Zhonghua, a 47-year-old pilot who has logged thousands of hours test-flying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648349/olympic-torch-takes-history-tour-amid-sea-yellow-and-red
  2. 5tr yuan allotted for infrastructure

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... a certain level,' said Arthur Kroeber, a managing director at Dragonomics Research, a Beijing-based consultancy. 'It has made it clear that if additional spending is necessary, it will do it.' Increasing spending on the nation's extensive infrastructure system is one weapon Beijing has to compensate for slowing domestic growth that threatens to boost unemployment and spur ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659065/5tr-yuan-allotted-infrastructure
  3. Beijing shopkeeper stands her ground as eviction looms for Games clearance

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Yu Pingju's house has become the latest attraction on Dianmen Avenue, an old Beijing block popular with tourists and locals. Late on Sunday night it attracted more than ... are too scared that someone will come in.' Police officers and three judges from Beijing's Eastern District Court visited the house again yesterday, and said a forceful eviction might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645353/beijing-shopkeeper-stands-her-ground-eviction-looms-games-clearance
  4. HK sport boss hails Games success

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing's ability to host the biggest sports extravaganza in the world- pollution, hygiene conditions, transport and spectators were all concerns,' Mr Fok said. 'But at the end of the day, ... pressure to organise a better Games than Beijing. 'They found the Beijing Games so successful they are worrying about theirs in four years' time,' he said. 'I really hope Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650238/hk-sport-boss-hails-games-success
  5. Birthday girl Yip eyes perfect present

    Posted Aug 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Beijing Yip Pui-yin celebrated her 21st birthday on her arrival in Beijing yesterday, and she hopes the special feeling lasts through her Olympic debut. The 2006 Asian Games silver medallist will meet Tracey Hallem of Great Britain in the opening round of the women's singles on Saturday. 'My birthday wish is to do well in Beijing,' said Yip, one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648131/birthday-girl-yip-eyes-perfect-present
  6. An invite to the world's party

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui Two students have joined young people from around the world at Beijing's Olympic Youth Camp Hong Kong students Woo Wing-tung and Samuel Li Chung-him may not come back from Beijing with any medals, but they will surely have a suitcase full of memories after this month's trip to the city. The two elite sports students are currently at the Olympic Youth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648494/invite-worlds-party
  7. Designated parks see little protesting

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma As the first day of the Games got under way yesterday, there was little excitement at the three Beijing parks designated as protest zones. Authorities had promised to allow protests in the Ritan, Purple Bamboo and Beijing World parks, but the mainlanders who tried to use the privilege were disappointed. A guard at Ritan Park said a man tried to unfurl a banner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648533/designated-parks-see-little-protesting
  8. UN envoy laments ticketing problems

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Special adviser points to half-filled halls The United Nations' representative to the Beijing Olympics said he and the athletes were disappointed at ticket sales ... been reserved for corporate sponsors and other Olympics-related VIPs. The Beijing Olympics sales procedure has created controversy at different stages- the computer ticketing system crashed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649291/un-envoy-laments-ticketing-problems
  9. 32- Chen Ying

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Born: November 4, 1977 in Beijing Entry: 25m pistol Credentials: Gold at 2006 world championships, winner at 2007 world cup, ranked number one in 2007 Why she'll win: Because rule ... inconsistent, one thing that doesn't change is her ability to bounce back. She turned Olympic disappointment into a world title, and hopes to repeat the trick after a disastrous Good Luck Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647288/32-chen-ying
  10. Kunming bus blasts not terrorism, claims expert

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Academic blames explosions on frustrated locals rather than an organised attack Explosions on two public buses in Kunming yesterday came at a time when Beijing is on high alert ... and problems, such as the forced removal of residents from their homes ahead of sprawling developments,' said Professor Li, who is the director of anti-terrorism studies at Beijing's China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646114/kunming-bus-blasts-not-terrorism-claims-expert

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