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  1. News - 18th Party Congress

    Beijing party boss Guo Jinlong a populist politician who's star is rising

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Guo Jinlong was a populist politician until the catastrophic Beijing floods this summer, but after shielding Hu from blame, his star is rising Master of the long game Guo Jinlong, a shrewd political survivor and former athlete, found himself in the eye of a storm within days of his appointment as Beijing party chief in early July. ...

  2. Sport - China - SAILING

    Adventurer Guo Chuan to attempt solo world sail

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Guo Chuan hopes his solo sail around the globe inspires new generation at home Chinese adventurer eyes more than records Guo Chuan will have more than a world record on his mind when he sets off to sail solo around the globe in November- he wants to inspire a new generation of Chinese sailors and adventurers. Guo was in Hong Kong last week to take delivery ...

  3. China's Athens heroes Guo and Liu take star billing

    Posted Sep 25th 2005, 12:00am by Jeremy Walker

    ... Diving diva Guo Jingjing and hurdles hero Liu Xiang will lead a powerful China team at the East Asian Games in Macau next month, organisers announced yesterday. The Athens Olympics golden ... previous Olympic Games, Asian Games, East Asian Games and World Championships, including Liu Xiang and Guo Jingjing, so we can look forward to some exciting sports action in Macau. 'For sure ...

  4. Beijing's mayor arrives in Taiwan

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Beijing mayor Guo Jinlong arrived in Taiwan yesterday for a six-day visit, becoming the first mainland local government leader to visit the island following its presidential election last month. Guo is the first Beijing mayor to visit the island's capital, Taipei, and his visit is being seen as highly significant given ...

  5. Women hold key to gold

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... assess our chances for the Olympic Games,' Li said. Li is especially excited by the prospects of 18-year-old Guo Shuang, who won a gold medal in the sprint at the National Games in Nanjing last year. The youngster is one of China's Olympic hopes and has been training at the UCI's centre in Switzerland for the past five years. 'She [Guo] is our main hope and we ...

  6. Great leap forward

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... China were last night only two gold medals shy of all 10 available in the diving events in the Fina World Championships at Shanghai's Oriental Sports Centre. China missed this historic feat by only one gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and by t ...

  7. A New Thoughtfulness in Contemporary China

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Samantha Kierath A New Thoughtfulness in Contemporary China by Jorg Huber and Zhao Chuan HKU Press Art criticism runs the same risks as a movie version of a novel- it hardly ever lives up to the original. But in A New Thoughtfulness in Contemporary China- ...

  8. Prison for activist who wrote book on scandal

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Dissident Guo Feixiong has been sentenced to five years in jail for conducting 'illegal business activities', his wife and his lawyer have said. Guo's wife, Zhang Qing , said the Tianhe District Court in Guangzhou also fined her husband 40,000 yuan yesterday. Guo, 40, also known as Yang Maodong , did not appeal immediately as he wanted to confer ...

  9. Police probe demolition of historic Beijing courtyard

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... developer, a senior municipal government adviser says. Guo Geng, a member of the standing committee of Beijing's municipal Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, attended a briefing with the director of Beijing's municipal Cultural Heritage Administration, Kong Fanzhi, on Tuesday afternoon. Guo said Kong had promised to hold those in charge of the demolition ...

  10. Hong Kong pair survives to fight on

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... singles fourth round, crushing Daniela Dodean of Romania 4-0. China's Guo Yan, Li Xiaoxia, Guo Yue, Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen all advanced. In men's singles, Hong Kong's Jiang ...




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