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  1. Sport - China - GOLF

    China Golf Association translates rules to help fans

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... players and officials- and its unruly fans- can become experts in the sport's complex etiquette after the move by the China Golf Association (CGA) and rules body the Royal & Ancient Golf ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing First translation of game's laws hoped to improve etiquette of players and fans alike No excuses as rules are spelled out in Chinese China's golf ...

  2. News - China

    US, China oppose North Korea nuclear test

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 05:27pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Washington and Beijing have agreed that a nuclear test by North Korea would lead to its further isolation and set back efforts to restart regional talks on its ... that will escalate tension and jointly maintain peace and stability of the peninsula,” ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a routine daily media briefing. China provides most of North Korea’s fuel and a good ...

  3. The man who put China on the world's golf map

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... there are almost 500 golf venues, many boasting world-class facilities. At the turn of the millennium, the country had about 300,000 golfers, the China Golf Association says. That figure jumped to one million just three years later. It is expected to hit 10 million by the end of next year. These amazing developments are largely owed to one man: Hong Kong tycoon David Chu Shu-ho, founder ...

  4. Grey areas on the greens

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... have been the way to go for the past few years, in part because of the property boom across the mainland,' said a Hong Kong-based golf industry consultant. 'Having a golf course ... Noel Prentice noel.prentice@scmp.com Beijing's crackdown on golf courses will uphold villagers' rights, protect the environment and regulate the industry, developers and course ...

  5. Chasing a green dream

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... without a penny to his name- and even went hungry some nights- became one of the first Hong Kong businessmen to invest in China, created a booming paper manufacturing business in Shenzhen ... as it was then- from Hong Kong. 'I didn't believe what he was doing was right,' Ken Chu said. 'Why waste so much money and have to travel such a distance? It was such a big investment ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Chinese buyers flee Hong Kong for overseas property markets

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 01:00pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong Hong Kong government measures to cool the property market helping to send cashed-up mainland buyers further afield On the seventh floor of a luxury hotel in the heart of Hong Kong, a Chinese couple listens carefully as an agent takes them on a virtual tour of an upmarket property development for sale- not in the former British colony, but in London. Cash-rich ...

  7. News - China

    China tries 2 Tibetans for inciting self-burning

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 08:11pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Chinese state media say two Tibetans have been put on trial for inciting self-immolations in southwestern China’s Sichuan province. The official Xinhua News Agency said on Saturday that Lorang Konchok, 40, and his nephew Lorang Tsering, 31, are accused of encouraging eight people to self-immolate and that three of them - Tsedrup, Tsenam and Jokba ...

  8. News - China

    Chinese painter portrays Tibet self-immolators

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 06:11pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Beijing-based artist Liu Yi is working on a series of black-and-white portraits he knows will never be shown in a Chinese gallery. His varied subjects — men and women, young and old, smiling and pensive – have one thing in common: They are Tibetans who have set themselves on fire to protest repressive Chinese rule. Liu wants to paint a portrait of each ...

  9. News - China

    US urges calm in China, Japan dispute

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 08:40am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington The US is urging China and US ally Japan to “step back from the brink” in their territorial dispute and co-operate in the interests of the global economy. China has stepped up patrols near disputed East China Sea islands controlled by Japan, prompting a maritime confrontation this week but no use of force. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt ...

  10. News - China

    Tibetan man sets himself on fire to protest China

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 08:57pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing The grandfather of a revered Tibetan Buddhist figure died on Saturday after setting himself on fire in protest of Chinese rule, the London-based rights group Free Tibet said. The incident is the latest of dozens of self-immolations by Tibetans since 2009. Free Tibet said 52-year-old Tamdrin Dorjee died at the scene near Tsoe Monastery ...




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