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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's state sport system has to change

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... Many associate China's Olympic glory with its rise in the world and its rising national strength. Remember, we used to be called the "Sick Man of Asia". A few days ago, ... availability of sports facilities in schools and the inclusion of all kinds of sports for the masses are far more significant. As for the West, it has to steel itself for a more powerful China ...

  2. Champion of the middle way

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com An anecdote- no doubt true given Northern Ireland's bitter history of sectarianism- is often told to sum up the years of violent conflict. A man of Asian ethnicity is walking down a street in Belfast. He meets a local man who stops and asks him where he is from. 'I'm Chinese,' the Asian man replies. The Belfast man then asks: ...

  3. From fortress to prosperity

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... by the victorious powers- formed the country into a Grand Duchy in union with the Netherlands. Luxembourg also became a member of the German Confederation, with a confederate fortress manned by Prussian ... of Luxembourg's stable, high-income economy are moderate growth, low inflation and low unemployment. The industrial sector, which was dominated until the 1960s by steel, has branched out to include ...

  4. Bureau's uniforms can't take the heat

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... and the express railway to Guangzhou. Wong Wai-man, leader of a bar bender's union who saw the uniform samples shown by government officials, said some of the designs and materials used were just ... stripped to the waist. 'Many bar benders prefer working in bare skin, because they work outdoors and they handle steel and iron, which become searingly hot under the sun,' Wong said. ...

  5. SOS Somalia

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... journalists crammed into this reinforced steel hull. The soldiers speak urgently in Swahili. Peering through the narrow plate glass window, it appears we are marooned between open scrubland ... to relay another heavy case of bullets up to him. My senses are dulled but I suspect each man in this vehicle recalls being told that al-Shabab possess anti-tank missiles. A brief lull. 'Go! ...

  6. Making tracks

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... uncomfortably as a man dances with a great, lumbering, shaggy brown bear. The border procedures as we enter Poland are made more protracted by the changing of the train's wheels. Western Europe ... Hautbahnhof, or Central Station, is a modern cathedral of steel and glass and an appropriate gateway to the city beyond. Berlin is fabulously hip and feels uncluttered and unhurried; we hire bikes ...

  7. Proof that age is no barrier to greatness

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... the world news and riveted the nation. It might have also renewed the fascinating theme of the wise old man's historic role in China's evolution. And it also raised anew the age-old ... anti-independence hawk on the hot-button issue of Taiwan independence, Mr Qian otherwise was widely viewed as an eagle-eyed pragmatist who softened some of the steel around hardline Chinese policies ...

  8. On the march

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Instead, he says, his jacket was meant to symbolise Sun Yat-sen's revolution in 1911, and the Chinese's reverence for the man regarded as the father of modern China. While people identify ... (1991-1994), Sui splits, welds and jams rocks together into 10 medium- and large-sized boulders. Confining each rock is steel, shaped like a soft fishing net. 'The stone wants to get out, ...

  9. Pilgrims' progress

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Philip Game

    ... once better known for steel than for style, the iconic Guggenheim Museum spaceship landed a decade ago, creating another altar at which 'pilgrims' can worship. But the faithful still ... to the 'pilgrim office' in Santiago to receive their certificate. 'Every town you reach is like climbing a summit,' says a middle-aged German man who has tramped 740km from Pamplona in four ...

  10. Jamaica

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Judith Ritter

    ... with 1.5-metre-wide, sleek, steel-grey stingrays. Stingray City, a new attraction in Orcabessa, 10km from St Ann's Bay, has more than two dozen southern stingrays. They loll in the shallows ... booty-shaking moves, and audio posts send out everything from the ska tunes of Millie Small to the dancehall beats of Beenie Man. ...




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