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  1. Outspoken candidate Lu drops out of race for Taiwan's president

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Former Taiwanese vice-president Annette Lu Hsiu-lien of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party has surprised supporters and opponents by dropping out of the race for the island's president in 2012. Lu, 67, announced her decision in a news conference yesterday, calling it an 'enlightenment from God', and that she wanted to devote her ...

  2. Premier League race shows mediocrity rises to the top

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... League Baseball home-run record tainted by the suspicion of performance-enhancing drugs. No such circumstance will apply to the title race in England. However, the sheer mediocrity of the leading ...

  3. Racing against the hot money tide

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew Sheng I have been travelling around the region in the past two weeks, attending conferences and trying to get a feel for what is happening in East Asia. Bangkok was bustling again, as everyone wondered how long the tide of money would keep on flowi ...

  4. Safety first as Club pulls plug on last two races

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that soaked the course. In all, 138.8ml hit the track between races two and nine, forcing the official track rating down from good-to-yielding to soft as the track struggled to drain away the 14cm of water which made the straight resemble a swimming pool. 'The rain wasn't an issue until after race nine, when the track was already saturated and just couldn't absorb any more ...

  5. Wind in China's sails for clean energy race

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng The giant wind turbines that are now commonplace across the mainland have helped China leapfrog to be the world's second-biggest generator of the clean energy. But while the country's wind power generation capacity has doubled in each of ...

  6. The day a HK sailor lost the race but won the game of love

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... alarms, won the Around the Island Race despite arriving 40 minutes late for the start, but was then disqualified for his tardiness. The following day, Dockstader was quoted in the South China ... 14, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was among the leading sailors in Hong Kong in the 1990s and at this time of year, when the annual Around the Island Race is held- this year ...

  7. HK harbour perfect venue for racing

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... Robby Nimmo Big screens at the race village in Central to view the action and the chance to get 'up close and personal' with big names in sailing such as New Zealanders Sir Russell Coutts, Dean Barker and Gavin Brady are just part of what the world series could bring to Hong Kong as the city becomes the backdrop for the match-racing spectacular. Match racing ...

  8. Charity unveils this year's adventure race

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... in Hong Kong and ends in Macau. Along the way, teams try to decipher wordless clues to find the checkpoints. This year, the race will begin at Golden Bauhinia Square and end at Fisherman's ... including Chan Lo Yin-bing, Wong Ka-wing and Leung Ka-fai. New for this year's event is a category created for teams of just two. Previous races accepted only teams of four. Proceeds will go ...

  9. Aids orphans take 10km race in their stride

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans Five Aids orphans from central provinces were among the thousands taking part in the 10km race. The young men from Anhui and Henan all finished in less than an hour ... impressed with the cleanliness of Hong Kong and its high-rise buildings. Ah Da, 24, an engineering student from Henan province, described the race as 'cool'. 'There were so many ...

  10. Race to get Sichuan classrooms ready

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Authorities are racing against the clock to put up temporary classrooms and expand depleted teaching ranks before tens of thousands of children in quake-ravaged areas of Sichuan return to school next month. At least 290,000 schoolchildren were affected by May's magnitude-8 earthquake, which left 80,000 people dead or missing and millions more homeless. ...




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