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  1. 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 ... prepared for its 18th congress. When the party's new leader, Xi Jinping , was sworn in last November, many liberal intellectuals hoped he might kick-start a process of long-awaited political ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Southern Weekly protests highlight stalling political reform

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

    ... Xi Jinping was sworn in last November, many liberal intellectuals hoped he might kick start a process of long-awaited political reform, with looser media control and the fight against ... 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.   ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Eastern Salon eye big return to Hong Kong's top flight

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KINWA

    ... "Eastern are a traditional big name in Hong Kong and we don't want to come back without a target," said Leung, one of the most experienced soccer administrators in Hong Kong. "Our ... for more playing opportunities, along with teammate Manoel Santos. The Brazilian midfielder was the captain of the League XI for the Lunar New Year competition. Eastern have also secured several ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong XI finish third in Lunar New Year Cup

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 08:12pm by Rajesh Thakkar

    ... gifted the Hong Kong League XI victory in the third place play-off in the Lunar New Year Cup on Wednesday. “We have proved we can match the best teams in Asia,” said Sun Hei midfielder Jose Diaz, overjoyed at beating a team who will play in the AFC Champions League this season. “We wanted to show that Hong Kong football is good and we have done it. Hong Kong can get better,” he added after ...

  5. News - China Insider - RELIGION

    Hong Kong's Cardinal Joseph Zen asks Pope Francis not to visit China

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 06:48pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... also commented on Hong Kong’s democratic aspirations, saying he initially had high expectations in Xi but had been disappointed. Xi “was clear in saying multiple times that the Communist Party ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com ‘Don’t come, you would be manipulated,' Zen said. Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, Hong Kong’s outspoken former bishop, has asked Pope Francis ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Former premier Zhu Rongji lifts lid on talks with CY Leung

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Leung Chun-ying, now Hong Kong's chief executive, on the core reform issues of land ownership and housing. Leung, then a young surveyor at British real estate firm Jones Lang Wootton, is the only Hong Kong politician mentioned in the book, but it is an indication of his close ties with the mainland. Zhu (pictured) has kept a low profile since he retired a decade ago and avoided ...

  7. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Will Occupy Central send Hong Kong down the road to irrelevancy?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:26pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... arrogant, and thus more willing to "teach Hong Kong a lesson". 2) President Xi Jinping's reputation for political purge on the mainland is considerable. This raises the question ... Cathy Holcombe Political instability is stoking fears that the city's role as a trading and financial centre will diminish Confidence at a crossroads Hong Kong is suffering from ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Third straight defeat for Hong Kong at ACC Premier League

    Posted May 04th 2014, 09:05pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com First ODI win in Kuala Lumpur remains elusive as squad failed to fire at the crease again Hong Kong will have to wait for another day to register their first ODI win after United Arab Emirates held their nerve to eke out a two-wicket victory in the ACC Premier League in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. Hong Kong failed to defend a total of 157 ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    From one soccer fan to another: Xi gives Merkel tapestry of emperor playing early form of game

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:36am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... to watch the final against Argentina on Monday (Hong Kong time). Xi, also an ardent soccer fan, was invited to watch the final with Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other leaders. ... semi-final in the tournament's history, President Xi Jinping presented Merkel, an avid soccer fan, with an embroidery that depicts a Song dynasty emperor playing an ancient form of the game, ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Hong Kong Stadium closure rules out visits by Liverpool and Arsenal

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 08:47am

    ... the timing of renovations to Hong Kong Stadium next year which will deprive the city of visits by Premier League giants Liverpool and Arsenal. HKFA chief executive Mark Sutcliffe said the 40,000-seat ... the beginning of March to prepare for the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens. “We will lose the home venue for South China for Premier League matches as well as for the FA Cup final, end-of-season play-off final, ...




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