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  1. Long march to London: will Mao's poems inspire volleyball team?

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li Can Mao Zedong's poetry rekindle the fighting spirit of the Chinese women's volleyball team in time for next year's London Olympics? The team, with only five ... by the Communist Party. The push is one method being used to hold together an increasingly fragmented society. Flamboyant Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai has been spearheading a revival of revolutionary ...

  2. Mainland team face HK test

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The China national team will take on the Hong Kong squad bound for the Asian Cricket Council Trophy in Kuwait in a limited-overs match at Kai Tak today. The mainland team, coached by former Pakistan international Rashid Khan, will make the mo ...

  3. Japanese plead for final free of hostility

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... of the Chinese Communist Party's Secretariat, saying Japan wanted China to take appropriate steps to make the final 'a good match'. Chinese fans have not given Japan the warmest ... in the Workers' Stadium has become the focus of the build-up to tomorrow's match. Japanese politicians have stepped in, asking their Chinese counterparts to ensure the safety of their national ...

  4. 565 days to go

    Posted Jan 21st 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... the Political Bureau, who is also secretary of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) and a state councillor. He stressed the need for the country's myriad ... crackdowns has been steadily growing in recent years to ensure the country remains united as it transits rapidly from a poor Communist backwater to world economic superpower. Books by intellectuals ...

  5. Wrong remedy for poor state of play

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of a government-run system with official federations controlling their respective disciplines. For soccer, that means the Communist Party controls the Chinese Football Association, but the involvement ... Soccer is by far China's biggest sport in terms of spectators and sponsorship. The Chinese even claim to have invented what fans fondly call 'the beautiful game'; drawings ...

  6. 572 days to go

    Posted Jan 14th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... The Chinese prima donnas- several of whom were punished by the Chinese Football Association for their overinflated egos and poor play at the Asian Games in Doha last month- were taught the science ... lectures cadres at the Communist Central Party School think-tank and was enlisted by the General Administration of Sports as part of its masterplan to ensure its athletes dominate every sporting ...

  7. Super showing in Athens sparks an outpouring of pride

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there had been rapid progress in sports on the mainland. 'In some events where we [previously] lagged behind, such as track, Chinese athletes broke records and did well,' Ms Zhang said. 'This means that as long as Chinese try our best, we can do anything.' Twenty-seven-year-old software engineer He Liangliang was similarly impressed. 'The Chinese team's great ...

  8. First priority

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... A comment by Chinese Olympic Committee president Liu Peng is revealing. He told the London-bound national team to do their best as a contribution to the Communist Party congress later this year ... medals raises disturbing questions. What happened to the Olympic creed that values participation? And what does this gold fixation say about the values promoted by the Chinese government? ...

  9. Let professionals run Chinese soccer

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... handed terms of up to seven years. Debate rages about whether the sentences were tough enough and higher-profile officials- former Chinese Football Association chairman Nan Yong chief among them- ... on the mainland, the state insists on maintaining control. That means the Communist Party controls the CFA. It's a formula that has struck gold hundreds of times for individual athletes ...

  10. Games hopefuls are starting to feel the heat

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing Chinese athletes at next year's Beijing Olympics could be placed under unbearable pressure to succeed, Sports Minister Liu Peng said. The emerging sports ... from parents, brothers, friends, leaders, media and sponsors is accumulating and creating an unbearable pressure,' Liu said of the estimated 570 Chinese athletes, who will attend the Games ...




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