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  1. Lack of cash hinders rail system projects

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... before the 2008 Olympic Games. The original plan was a joint venture between a Canadian engineering firm and three Chinese parties - the Capital Group, the city underground company and the city ... A shortage of money is blocking plans for an underground rail system in Shenyang and an additional line in Beijing before the Olympics, while the system in Shanghai is unable to meet ...

  2. Modern marvel

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... The Nanjing line runs for 21.7km, north to south. The southern terminus is the Olympic stadium that will host the national games. The stations are broad, well-lit and air-conditioned, and smoking ... got the approval because of the National Games to be held in Nanjing later this month.' On September 3, Nanjing, the capital of the nationalist regime until 1949, became only the sixth ...

  3. Diving star's commercial splash rocks ship of state

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of a fierce debate over who owns the commercial right of the country's sports stars. The controversy was sparked by the decision of the National Sports Administration to expel Olympic gold ... and silver medals in Sydney in 2000 and gold and bronze at the Athens Olympics in August last year. Like other mainland sports stars, he wants to emulate the earning power of basketball superstar Yao ...

  4. Coming in from the cold

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... this has changed since 2000. The government has given Nanjing a new subway and giant new railway station, which both opened last month, and an Olympic Stadium, that will this month host the National Games, the most important sports event to be held in Nanjing since 1949. It has restored many buildings used by Chiang and his wife Song Mei-ling and opened them to the public. In April, ...

  5. Ties that grind

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... time' for ODA. It's a view widely shared among Japanese who see a country that has nuclear weapons, launched a man into space, has an expanding military, can afford the Olympics ... of giving a present to someone who never thanks you for it, Japanese ask. They cite as an example of this popular anger a soccer game between the two countries in Beijing on August 7, when ...



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