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  1. Huge boost for next Open

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... Noel Prentice in Shanghai The China Open will become a US$1 million event next year, double the amount on offer for this week's tournament, organisers announced yesterday. 'Next year will be the 10th anniversary of the Volvo China Open so the timing is perfect to make it a US$1 million event,' said Mel Pyatt, Volvo's head of sponsorship. 'China ...

  2. Hong Kong shuttlers take on world's best

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... and China Open that are designated as six-star competitions during the Olympic qualifying period.' The lineup will include China's Xia Xuanze, Zhang Ning, Chen Hong and Gong Ruina. South ... Jonathan Powell Local shuttlers compete with the world's best players in this week's US$250,000 Hong Kong Badminton Open being held at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai. ...

  3. Wang sets scene for HK Open raid

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Kong Open which has been transformed from a tournament backwater into a US$250,000 event that rivals the China Open in importance, thanks to the backing of the Relaunch Hong Kong project. ... for this. 'We have the best players in the world coming- there's only the Hong Kong Open and China Open that are designated as six-star competitions during the Olympic qualifying ...

  4. What a perfect way for Owens to finish her career

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay A slow boat to China chugged away last night in Victoria Harbour, behind the outdoor court set up on the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Carol Owens was not on it. She was on the fast track to winning the Credit Suisse Privilege World Women's Open. Owens came back strongly from dropping the first game to defeat Jackman 3-9, 9-2, ...

  5. Monty comes out on top in playoff

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Macau Unheralded Barr crumbles under the pressure of competing against great Scot Colin Montgomerie's smile was as wide as the South China Sea fringing the picturesque 18th hole at the Macau Golf and Country Club yesterday after he won his first tournament this year- coming from behind to grab the Macau Open from Australian Scott Barr in a sudden death ...

  6. China Open rescheduled to November tee-off

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Volvo China Open has been rescheduled to November in the wake of the Sars crisis. The Open golf championship of China will take place from November 13-16 at the Shanghai Silport Golf ... year. This will be the fifth year in succession the Volvo China Open will be played over the Shanghai Silport Golf Club. 'The pros like the course a lot, particularly the putting ...

  7. China Eastern chief highlights dangers of open skies

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... China Eastern Airlines Corp has urged the government to be cautious in adopting an open-skies policy as increased competition would hurt mainland carriers' profitability. China ... situation,' Mr Li said yesterday. The Civil Aviation Administration of China last month made Hainan a testing ground for open skies in China. International carriers will be granted fifth-freedom ...

  8. Hosts China thrash Syria in opener

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... HOSTS China roared out of the starting blocks at the 22nd Asian Men's Basketball Championships on Tuesday, hammering Syria 103-51 in their opening Group C game in the northeastern ... digits. China played Chinese Taipei last night. Following their defeat to Uzbekistan in their opening game, Hong Kong lost again yesterday to Group A favourites Lebanon. Asian Basketball ...

  9. European Tour link for China Open

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... Noel Prentice in Shanghai Three days after becoming a US$1 million event, the Volvo China Open last night joined the European Tour. The ground-breaking announcement was made by George ... will probably be staged in the week before the Hong Kong Open at Fanling, which is also co-sanctioned by the European Tour. 'This will bring a greater awareness in the region and a greater ...

  10. China's reluctance to open borders could restrain Sony

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The electronics giant plans to penetrate inland cities to achieve revenue targets Sony's growth on the mainland could be slowed by China's unwillingness to fully open its borders ... of key products manufactured elsewhere. High expectations among foreign businesses that China would be an open market in a few years may be dashed by the realities of the way trade works ...




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