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  1. Record field set for HK Marathon

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the honours in 2001. In the women's event, China's Sun Weiwei- a protege of controversial coach Ma Junren- will defend her title. Hong Kong's official team will comprise of top four ...

  2. Ctrip profit climbs on mainland travel boom

    Posted Aug 11th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Ctrip.com, China's biggest online travel company, said net profit rose 7.1 per cent to 61 million yuan in the second quarter from a year ago as it cashed in on surging mainland travel. The company's Nasdaq-listed shares rose 5.6 per cent to US$47.26 in after-hours US trading on Wednesday after the release. Revenues climbed 47 per cent to 190 million ...

  3. HK takes a plunge in cost of living league

    Posted Aug 11th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... expect that, given China's strong economic growth,' said the report's editor-in-chief, Simone Hofer. She said the low cost of living in Shanghai and Beijing was partly due ...

  4. Typhoon unleashes its fury on Zhejiang

    Posted Aug 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen and He Huifeng At least two people were killed and 12 feared dead last night after Typhoon Saomai- the strongest storm to hit China in 50 years- slammed into the southeast coast packing winds of 216km/h. More than 80 were injured within three hours of Saomai making landfall in Cangnan county, Zhejiang, Xinhua said, despite the evacuation of more than 1.5 ...

  5. Journalist sacked after criticism of local leaders

    Posted Aug 11th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A Zhejiang journalist has been sacked for criticising a local government's decision to demolish a half-built church in Hangzhou's Xiaoshan district. Zan Aizong, chief correspondent of the Hangzhou bureau of Beijing-based China Ocean News, said a company representative had been sent from its headquarters yesterday with his termination letter. 'The letter ...

  6. Up in arms over June 4 comments

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... for an inquiry. This is an edited version of an article by Ambrose Leung that appeared in the South China Morning Post on May 16. Discussion Do you think there needs to be 'heart-felt' ...

  7. The Planner

    Posted May 05th 2007, 12:00am by Janice Leung

    ... The Smiling, Proud Wanderer The performance adapts Jin Yong's novel centred on a wandering swordsman in ancient China. Today, 7.45pm, tomorrow, 3pm, post-performance autograph sessions, HK ... Performance Troupe combines music, dance, martial arts to tell the story of Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China. May 8-13, 7.30pm, (May 12-13 also at 2.30pm), HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, ...

  8. In the Cannes

    Posted Jun 11th 2006, 12:00am by Winnie Chung

    ... Already appreciated as a quality performer in China, Zhou Xun's latest film is likely to usher her onto the international stage. Far from getting carried away, however, Winnie Chung ... charm that has made her one of the top stars in China. That she is acknowledged as one of the nation's best contemporary actresses helps. Together with Zhang Ziyi, Vicky Zhao Wei and Fan ...

  9. Shanghai aims to have world expo blueprint this year

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... the Shanghai Media and Entertainment Group and the local branch of the China Council for Promotion of International Trade. TAKING SHAPE Required direct investment is estimated at US$3 billion Several ...

  10. Shining stars

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... 18, was honoured for his gold medal win at China's All City Games. Rower Lee Ka-man, 17, a gold medal winner at the Asian Junior Rowing Championships and finalist at the World Junior ...




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