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  1. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Rugby matches compete with fans' antics

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... Despite the riveting action on the pitch, spectators are often distracted by the costumed circus on the sidelines Scottish football manager Gordon Strachan was once asked by a reporter what areas his team could improve on. Strachan pointed to the pitch an ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    China's fake presidential election inspires fake election fever

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 11:08am by John Kennedy

    ... After almost  ten days of tense anticipation during the 2013 parliamentary sessions, China's new president and premier will finally be named today and then start moving their books into Zhongnanhai where they'll spend most of the next ten years. ...

  3. News - Sport - HONG KONG SEVENS

    Teens show nerve to undercut Sevens tout; Hong Kong fall to Fijian verve

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... Even the touts were getting "all shook up" on the first day of the Hong Kong Sevens yesterday, with one dressed up as Elvis in a white jumpsuit asking passers-by if anyone was "buying or selling a ticket - a-huh-huh". It was a novel ap ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    New WeChat platform attracts indie publishers, and censorship may be close behind

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 02:00pm by John Kennedy

    ... Tencent's continued ability to ignore Chinese government censorship protocol as it takes its highly successful WeChat app overseas remains something of a mystery. However at a press conference in Hong Kong Wednesday, Tencent president Martin Lau reve ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's dream of rebirth

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by John Lee

    ... John Lee John Lee says China's mission of national renewal is founded on resurrecting its days of glory, and the US and Japan need to understand that this implies a reworking ... of the existing regional order. This means they will have to limit China's strategic and military options, even if they cannot constrain its ambitions. John Lee is a fellow and professor ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung's illegal room at Peak home remains, six months on

    Posted May 29th 2013, 05:14pm by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Leung's illegal room remains, six months on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has yet to rectify an illegal extension found in one of his houses on The Peak, six months after the Buildings Department issued a warning, his development chief says. Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po was referring to a 320 sq ft space that building ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    HKRFU ballot fails to stop touts getting Sevens tickets

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... The problem of Hong Kong Sevens tickets being sold on unofficial websites and falling into the hands of touts is still dogging the event as this year's tournament kicks off today. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union made 4,000 tickets available for sa ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    Will Pope Francis visit China? And, if so, in whose dress?

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Tension and humour coexist as new pope's election casts a spotlight on Beijing and Rome Will Pope Francis visit China? And, if so, in whose dress? ... the pope for more than half of the time the church has been in existence, and is the oldest ongoing method for choosing the leader of an institution. Bishop of Hong Kong Cardinal John Tong Hon made ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Teen drinkers to be targeted at Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Rugby chiefs join forces with support group for second year to tackle alcohol problems at event Teen drinkers at Sevens targeted Hong Kong Sevens organisers are once again working with a leading youth charity to combat teenage binge drinking at the event, after the success of last year's initial project. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union ...

  10. News - World - CATHOLIC CHURCH

    Catholics await historic canonisation of two modern-day Popes, John Paul II and John XXIII

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 06:51pm by Agence France-Presse at the Vatican

    ... in the Church Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will join the roster of saints at a historic Vatican ceremony attended by about 800,000 pilgrims in Rome on Sunday, which is being seen as an attempt ... predecessor Benedict XVI, bringing two living pontiffs together to celebrate two deceased predecessors. Italian-born John XXIII, who was pope from 1958-1963, was expected to be a simple caretaker ...




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