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  1. Silver medals and ping-pong diplomacy

    Posted Aug 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will help break down the 'we-they' attitude that sometimes marks relations between long-time residents and new immigrants. The duo used to be on the Chinese national team, as were four ... but the city is also home to a sizeable non-Chinese minority. All have contributed to Hong Kong's prosperity and success. Rather than fearing the arrival of the likes of Ko and Li, Hong Kong ...

  2. For Ripken, diplomacy comes as easily as the double play

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... diplomacy is much more successful when it comes in the form a six foot-plus, track-suit-wearing, ball-chucking Hall of Famer called Cal Ripken Jnr. It's a dead cert, however, that the 150 ... that apolitical Ripken's new role is political was lost in the playground anarchy and shrills of pure delight as the big man pitched balls and whacked a few. His vast, 150-strong Chinese squad ...

  3. Cup final a test of sportsmanship

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... competition. Chinese fans, perhaps, need to be informed about what is at stake. Anti-Japanese feeling runs deep in China, and the two sides have yet to put centuries of antagonism behind them. From Chinese resentment of the Japanese prime minister's annual visits to a shrine honouring Japanese war dead to territorial disagreements in the Diaoyu Islands, the solution must lie ...

  4. Sporting premier wins over Japanese

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While sport has been used to stir up national rivalries, it has also helped ease strained relations. The famous ping-pong diplomacy between China and the United States in the 1970s ... students. Being the first Chinese premier to visit Japan in seven years, Mr Wen won over the Japanese with his superb baseball skills. ...

  5. Rule on imported athletes goes too far

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China has long dominated the world of table tennis. Before panda diplomacy, there was ping-pong diplomacy. This dated back to the 1970s with the warming of relationships between ... is aimed specifically at China. Thirteen of the 16 players at last year's women's World Cup, for example, were Chinese, representing not only the mainland and Hong Kong, but also seven ...

  6. Sport - China - CRICKET

    Cricket pioneer Danny Lai sets sights on Taiwan

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... a foothold on the mainland has now set his sights on another frontier- Taiwan. Danny Lai is hoping the game can provide a common ground for cross-straits diplomacy. Lai, the general manager ... "The Chinese Taipei Cricket Association has appointed me mainly to set up the basic structure for Taiwan, and to be the main link with the ACC [Asian Cricket Council] and the ICC," Lai ...

  7. Olympic Dreams: China and Sports, 1895-2008

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... of self-imposed isolation with the introduction of 'ping-pong diplomacy' with the US under Richard Nixon is evidence of an awareness of the political power of sport. 'For the Chinese ... as Xu points out in his book, which takes us from the end of the 19th century, when the word for sport, tiyu, first properly entered Chinese, until today when the world is watching to see what ...

  8. 'Keep it clean' is Torre's plea to China chiefs

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... on Chinese soil- defended baseball against the doping scandals that have rocked the sport. But he admitted MLB had to clean up its act if it was to successfully help develop the sport in China and ensure the Chinese view baseball as a 'wholesome' pastime. 'Unfortunately, we in the US glorify a lot of the bad stuff that goes on. If you turn on ESPN, instead of watching a home ...

  9. Whole new ball game

    Posted Sep 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's love of table tennis has only grown since Chinese and US players shook the world in 1971 with their ping pong diplomacy, Kevin Sinclair recalls Table tennis changed ... tennis players carried their bats, balls and nets across the border at Lowu- passing Chinese soldiers armed with automatic rifles- into a forbidden land. The nine players, an entourage ...

  10. Be a sport, Japan; let China win

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Championships in the Japanese city of Nagoya, its players invited the Americans to visit. So began what became known as 'ping-pong diplomacy'. The US team accepted the invitation and shortly ... above politics and therefore a perfect starting point to engendering diplomacy. Which brings us to the Asian Cup soccer tournament. The event reaches its climax at the Worker's Stadium ...




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