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  1. Manners matter

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Efforts are being ramped up to improve mainlanders' manners in the lead-up to the Beijing Olympics- and after they were voted the least polite tourists in Thailand. Are they that bad or is there some cultural misunderstanding? Write to us ...

  2. Sporting 'imports' wane but mainland influence still strong

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa Fears Hong Kong would be overrun with former mainland athletes have proved unfounded, apart from table tennis. Following the retirement of badminton players such as women's stars Wang Chen and Zhou Mi, there have been fewer and fewer former mainlanders representing Hong Kong at the highest level, the phenomenon informally referred to as 'imports'. ...

  3. Jury still out on controversial eligibility rule

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from mainland paddlers yesterday. The rule was voted on on Friday and will take effect from September 1. Many mainland players who have retired from the national team are playing for various ... championships in Guangzhou this week are examples of former mainlanders who now ply their trade under a different flag. Those already doing so will not be affected by the ruling. Barcelona Olympic Games ...

  4. Mainland racing still far from an appealing wager

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... haven't heard about, but they share one very obvious problem. Until China approves gambling on horse racing on the mainland, which is not on any radar yet, there is no commercial imperative ...

  5. Six mainland players go to bat in England

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Six members of China's 2010 Asian Games cricket teams- three men and three women- will travel to England this summer to learn the finer points of the game. All-rounders Zhang Yufei and Li Jian, who have been playing for six years at univ ...

  6. Young guns show future's bright

    Posted Feb 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Macau kinwa.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong's next generation of paddlers staked a claim for the future as they beat North Korea 3-1 in the fifth-to-eighth-place play-off at the Asian Championships yesterday. Following a 3-1 defeat by Japan in the quarter-finals, Hong Kong rested their two top players- former mainlanders Tie Yana and Jiang Huajin- and sent in a team ...

  7. Feng leads mainland to clean sweep in Hainan

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter China made a clean sweep of the individual, team and amateur titles at the inaugural World Ladies Championship at Mission Hills Haikou yesterday. World No 12 Feng Shanshan earned a one-stroke victory in the individual stroke-play event for professionals held over 54 holes on the Vintage Course, to become the first woman from the mainland to win on the Ladies ...

  8. Mainland soccer referees jailed for match-fixing

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Four mainland soccer referees were yesterday jailed for between 3 1/2 and seven years for their roles in fixing matches, in the first important verdict ... after extended to the mainland's top soccer officials, referees and club managers. It became the largest ever anti-corruption campaign in the mainland's professional soccer industry, ...

  9. I just want to get it right, says top mainland umpire

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... before reaching the pinnacle- Sun says the lack of opportunities on the mainland is holding back progress of the game for both players as well as umpires. 'We need more matches to be played in China. There are not many chances to stand in a game and it is only through experience that we can learn,' said Sun, echoing the feeling of mainland players and coaches. A PE teacher, Sun ...

  10. Rambo Leung relishes the challenge of conquering the mainland

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Union in various capacities for over 20 years, is now spreading the rugby gospel to the mainland as China consultant for the International Rugby Board. Focused on provincial and pathway development, his goals are to increase participation and the number of spectators at matches, and increase awareness of the sport in government and other circles. Given that many mainlanders don't ...




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