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  1. China's government debt ratio is even higher than Portugal's

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... with Tom Holland If I asked you to name a country facing a public debt crisis, you would be spoilt for choice. Among developed countries, you might think of Portugal, which just a couple ... of all but one of the countries named above. It is higher than Egypt's which, according to the IMF, stands at 74 per cent, Britain's (77 per cent) and even Portugal's (83 per ...

  2. Sport - China - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    China fast catching American football fever with 10 teams formed

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by ANDREW CHIN

    ... planned in China, American football is taking off. In the past 18 months, 10 teams have formed, the first of their kind in the country. While the players are amateurs and pay for their own ... into the National Football League (NFL), the most popular sport in the US. Over the past few years, it's become common to see a pigskin being tossed around at King's Park in Kowloon. Flag football ...

  3. Zhang rues defensive tactics as China fall to Portugal

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhiqiang rued resting on their laurels in the dying minutes when Portugal laid siege inside the Chinese 22-metre area and Aderito Esteves barged over for a try to gift Portugal a 14-12 win. 'We were very unlucky. We thought we could just defend the score, wait for the final whistle and that cost us badly,' said Zhang. 'We should have put the game beyond Portugal but we ...

  4. Colonial past provides a valuable legacy

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

    ... Portugal's presence in this part of the world dates back more than four centuries, to a time when the small European state was a major sea power competing with the French, English and Dutch to build far-flung empires. Macau, on the southern tip of China, was crucial to Portugal's trade prowess and territorial ambitions. Even now, years after the Portuguese have bowed ...

  5. Chinese Siemens Mobile Super League 2004

    Posted May 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dongfeng Significant moves Ivan Bulat (Croatia) (from Shanghai International/Sibenik, Croatia) Hugo Henrique (Brazil) (from Belenenses, Portugal on loan) Ou Chuliang (to Hunan Xiangjun) Zhou Ting ... (from Bayi) Tang Tian (from Bayi) Zhang Peng (from Bayi) Zhang Enhua (to Tianjin) Liaoning Owner Liaoning Football Sponsor Wuhan Zhongyu (car manufacturer) Coach Ma Lin Significant moves Li ...

  6. A benign influence

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. If that is the case, then China should feel extremely flattered by the European Union's summit with Africa this month. The EU had been scheduled to hold a summit with African countri ...

  7. SAR footballers face China at Games

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI The National football teams from Hong Kong, China, North Korea and hosts Macau have been drawn in the same group at the fourth East Asian Games which kicks off on October 29. ... Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) has launched a recruitment campaign for its Junior Fans Club. If you are aged between four and 15, you may download the application form ...

  8. Trade winds carry ties forward

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Relations with the mainland continue to improve and a consulate was established in Shanghai last year, writes Michael Taylor Portugal and China re-established diplomatic relations 25 years ago and ties between the two countries have never been as close as they are today. As a clear indication of the importance that Portugal is placing on developing its relationship ...

  9. South China grab Senior Shield glory

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com South China won the Senior Shield after defeating rivals Winling 80-77 in a thrilling final at Southorn Stadium last night. Coming from the losers' pool, the Caroliners tasted success again after beating Winling, the d ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Great Rebalancing, by Michael Pettis

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Portugal, Italy and Greece- will leave the euro. This will be painful "but postponing devaluation and debt restructuring will be more painful because … over the next few years businesses ...




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