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  1. Marathon legend slams Beijing's pollution woes

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing Gebrselassie confirms he will pull out of games if air is too bad The world's greatest long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie yesterday said he would pull out of the 2008 Olympic Games on the starting line if he is not convinced the air is safe enough. But he saved most of his sympathy for the citizens of the host city. 'They are really ...

  2. Clean-air pledge in wake of Gebrselassie bombshell

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... damage caused by the announcement by Ethiopian ace Haile Gebrselassie that he would not compete in the marathon because of Beijing's air pollution. Gebrselassie (pictured), the world record ... sure Haile has withdrawn because of his fears that the pollution will affect his asthma. But the statistics show that most top marathon runners avoid hot and humid races if they can. Beijing ...

  3. Beijing should act now to clean capital's foul air

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When an athlete of the stature of the world's foremost long-distance runner, Haile Gebrselassie, speaks, the sporting world pays attention. He said during a visit to Beijing yesterday that the city's poor air quality was hurting its people and that he might have to boycott the Olympic Games for the sake of his health. Such outspokenness is unexpected from a sports celebrity. Diplomacy ...

  4. HK sport boss hails Games success

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Every Chinese should be proud of the 2008 Games, not only because of the record-breaking achievement by the athletes, but also by the way it had been presented to athletes and officials from all over the world, according to Timothy Fok Tsun-ti ...

  5. Officials hail airport success as fear of overcapacity raised

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing Officials are ecstatic over the accomplishments made in preparing Beijing's new international airport terminal- the world's biggest- for trial operations on Friday and the Olympics in August. But an economist and urban planni ...

  6. Honesty the best policy in fight against pollution

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... compound, however, came from unexpected quarters. One of the greatest athletes of all time, Ethiopian long-distance runner Haile Gebrselassie, lobbed a powerful firecracker over the wall straight ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must improve quality of construction or face scepticism

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it apart from others, though, is that the project was hailed on its completion last November as a "Harbin miracle" for its scale and the speed with which it was built. Construction ...

  8. Beijing Beauties

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Jane Chow

    ... Stylist Jane Chow Hailed as the most promising stars on China's modelling circuit, Zhou Bin, Dai Xiao Yi and Lu Yan travel to the capital to showcase spring's exquisite clothes. Name: Dai Xiao Yi Age: 22 Hometown: Qingdao 'Style for me means not only beautiful clothes, but also a lifestyle.' Name: Lu Yan Age: 25 Hometown: Jiangxi 'Style means personality, ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Second rush on diplomatic vehicle this month raises questions

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 09:03am by John Kennedy

    ... farce," urges Japan to stop  --  Zimbabwe media seminar hails China- Africa relations  --  Asia becomes major market for UNECE forest products  --  Greece, China hold forum to enhance economic ...

  10. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    World waits for timetable on Beijing's leadership transition

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... means to instil confidence and hope into the country's future has in fact created the most political uncertainty. Xinhua released a commentary yesterday hailing the transparency ...




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