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  1. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton, Hong Kong's first new champion jockey of the century

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 10:07pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com First new champion this century Purton prepares for his coronation Change of thrones In the moments before Zac Purton hoists the jockeys' championship ... will think back to the 14-year-old kid in Coffs Harbour, all skin and bones and bravado, who walked into a stable and asked for an apprenticeship but, at just 27 kilograms, was too weak to ride ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Tears of joy as Algeria end 32-year wait for World Cup win

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 05:04am

    ... to all the Algerian supporters who have waited for this for 32 years Vahid Halilhodzic There were tears, all right, on an idyllic sunny afternoon in Porto Alegre, but of joy after a pulsating ... this victory to all the Algerian supporters who have waited for this for 32 years. “This was a victory for pride. Now we play a third match, a play-off against Russia and anything is possible.” WATCH: ...

  3. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    Chipmaker SMIC to benefit most from China's new semiconductor policy

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:41am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Mainland's biggest maker of semiconductors expected to be main beneficiary of government move to speed up industry's development New chip policy seen as boost for SMIC Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC), the mainland's biggest contract chipmaker, could become the prime beneficiary of a new government policy ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    It's our right, say New Territories leaders fighting to keep small-house policy

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:38am by Elaine Yau

    ... says. "I worked for 10 years to solve flooding problems in Yuen Long south. City people are jealous of New Territories people's [wealth and success] but they ignore the hard work ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Unflattering portrayals of New Territories leaders in the film Overheard 3 has not deflected powerbrokers Leung Fuk-yuen and Hau Chi-keung from a mission ...

  5. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- July 10, 2014

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 07:47am

    ... Pentagon plans new tactics to deter China in South China Sea |Source: Financial Times The US is developing new military tactics to deter China’s slow but steady territorial advances ... trade, firms and border traders on both sides are likely to be the first movers to shift their exporting efforts to new ports. Angola’s China trade links foster booming ivory trade |Source: ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Zeng Wei angers Sydney by knocking down 106-year-old harbour mansion

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 11:25pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Sydney Son of former leader angers many in Sydney by knocking down a 106-year-old harbourside mansion to build a five-storey residence Chinese clout seen in mansion ... of the world's most picturesque harbours. Craig-y-Mor, an elegant 106-year-old home owned over the years by several prominent Sydney businessmen, was bought in 2008 by the son and daughter-in-law ...

  7. News - China

    Shanghai has high hopes for its glittering new exhibition space- but will they be disappointed?

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Daniel Ren

    ... officials are confident the glitzy new exhibition hall currently taking shape will cement the city's status as the mainland's commercial hub- and prove Shanghai's determination to become one of the world's leading cities. But concerns of a possible oversupply of exhibition space have stoked fears that the stunning new complex will become a white elephant. Some critics ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Nigeria seek inspiration from first World Cup win in 16 years

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 08:11am

    ... 1998. They failed to win in 2002 and 2010, which added to Keshi’s delight. “It’s been 16 years and no wins for our country so we are very excited.” Odemwingie, who has had his fair share of run-ins with Keshi, said the team had been painfully aware of the hiatus between wins. “We were aware of the 16 year gap with no win for the country,” said the 32-year-old, who was born ...

  9. Magazines - Style - HAUTE

    Canadian developer promotes new project with a party in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:15pm by Vivian Chen

    ... and model-turned-designer Gaile Lai flew in especially for the event. Construction of the luxury condo, designed by world famous Bjarke Ingels Group, is set to begin next year. Guests got a sneak preview ... Hollywood debut last year opened the door of opportunity for you? It was good for me. The role has given me lots of publicity. There are a lot more scripts coming my way now. Is there any filmmaker ...

  10. News - Asia

    New Zealand admits Malaysian diplomat in sex attack row was advised to leave country

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 01:45pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Wellington embarrassed by revelations it suggested Muhammad Rizalman return to Malaysia in the first place New Zealand’s foreign minister said ... Rizalman Ismail, caused a storm when it emerged that he left New Zealand after invoking diplomatic immunity, with Prime Minister John Key weighing in to condemn his departure. Malaysia on Wednesday ...




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