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  1. Sport - Racing

    Hong Kong is the world's racing capital, so where is the Belmont Stakes?

    Posted May 29th 2014, 07:56pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... of international races which can be wagered on by the Jockey Club – 15 which don’t clash with Hong Kong racing and 10 on local racedays. And it’s not like the rest of the world, where a punter can hunt ... – the conclusion was the mile and a half may be his undoing – the Jockey Club’s executive director of racing, Bill Nader, explained why Hong Kong punters were set to miss out on a potentially historic ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Southern Weekly row won't lead to a loosening of rules on China's media

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong says it's clear from developments in the censorship row in Guangdong that the authorities will maintain their tight control on the media for some time to come The crisis ... that such protests could undermine the rule of the party, placing hardliners on solid ground when facing internal critics. The intensive coverage by foreign media and supportive voices from outside China can ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Southern Weekly protests highlight stalling political reform

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 07:29pm by Zhang Hong

    ... hardliners on solid ground when facing internal critics. Now, striking editors and journalists have two options: either to bow to the will of the propaganda authority and return to work ... and the liberal intellectuals are looming. Zhang Hong is the deputy editor in chief of the Economic Observer, an influential business newspaper based in Beijing.   ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Obsessive fans just one of the quirks of Hong Kong racing

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 07:00pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... a timely tribute to Christ The Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, but instead she appeared in the parade ring at Sha Tin on Sunday – a rather extreme example of fan culture in Hong Kong racing ... Moreira a little taste of home. It wasn’t a Monica Seles moment, nor was it really that big a deal – it was talked about on Sunday but dismissed as one of the nuances of Hong Kong racing. Still, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to sports, Hong Kong is losing race to Singapore

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to fast-track our sports hub Singapore is said to be as much a rival as model to Hong Kong. From business to tourism and education to attracting foreign talent, the two ... The city-state is already benefiting from our inefficiency and delay. Singapore's new hub has claimed at least one event from us- the rugby World Club 10s tournament. This came after the Hong Kong ...

  6. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Hong Kong's lack of Group One features actually a positive on the world stage

    Posted May 15th 2014, 08:44pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... in Singapore in an attempt to repeat last year’s domination of their two feature races, the Singapore Airlines International Cup and the KrisFlyer Sprint. Hong Kong is represented by last year’s 1-2 ... success that sees horses travel abroad regularly. The main reason is there are simply not enough races in Hong Kong for the cream of the crop. It’s one of the quirks – read benefits – of the Hong ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Rain, hail or shine- wet tracks are a Hong Kong rarity

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 09:14pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... there was 100mm of rain. And yet, the meeting still started on a “good-to-yielding” track and was upgraded to “good” after the first race. Hong Kong has had almost 650mm of rain in the three weeks since ... – unfathomable before the race – means the surface had to be in A-grade condition. Obviously, adverse weather can play a part in proceedings, even if not in affecting the going. And in Hong Kong, the big ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should be truly inclusive

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Make our city truly inclusive Hong Kong prides itself on being an inclusive city. But this has lately been put to the test when it comes to our neighbours across the border. ... what further changes are needed to make Hong Kong a truly inclusive and tolerant city. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Plural voices on international stage boost Hong Kong's image

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 01:59pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Australia, Romania, Belgium, Sweden, New Zealand and the European Commission. The press release concerning his most recent talks stresses Hong Kong's role as an international city, ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines says travelling non-officials are right to speak their mind Plural voices on world stage boost Hong Kong's image Readers concerned over foreign ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    White paper doesn't signal a shift in Beijing's policy on Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 12:14pm by Bernard Chan

    ... will be a real change. For that reason, it will deserve the support of Hong Kong people, and the attention of the international press. Bernard Chan is a member of the Executive Council ... Today, we take it for granted. Some people disliked the paper's clear message that Hong Kong's autonomy is granted by the central government and is not "inherent". ...




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