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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Middle Kingdom in a race for the centre

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... Bonny Schoonakker bonny.schoonakker@scmp.com MY TAKE Middle Kingdom in a race for the centre At this stage of China's history there is something wonderfully resonant about ... its rivals in the race for space to believe that Beidou will become a global system by its target date of 2020, which was approved in 2003. Two months ago we reported that those involved ...

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    China winning the construction race

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Wu

    ... Amy Wu Amy Wu marvels at China's efficient, 24-hour work cycle that gives it brand new buildings in 15 days- and bragging rights next to America Standing tall The race to be No 1 has ... behind what can be viewed as a building frenzy. Some say Beijing disregards public opinion when it comes to such development. Is this, after all, a race to be the tallest, biggest and strongest? ...

  3. Liu had been nursing ankle before big race

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the race- and maybe his career- before getting on a wheelchair to seek medical treatment. Feng Sheyong, the leader of China's athletics team, said initial reports suggested Liu had snapped his ... Feng said. 'He always has a strong reaction in his right ankle after each race, but fortunately most competitions finish in one race and he has ample time for treatment. 'The London ...

  4. Race on to build polar research vessel

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the loss of time in a race so tight,' he said. The ship will be built entirely by a Chinese shipyard. China has the world's largest ship-building capacity and the ice-breaker could ...

  5. Mainland racing still far from an appealing wager

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to horse racing the song seems so much sweeter and irresistible. Yet is China any closer to having a thoroughbred racing industry, even a recognisable, modern thoroughbred racing sport, this week than it was last month? What caught the eyes of the world last week was a breathless announcement that Irish breeding and racing behemoth Coolmore would be involved in the 'Meydan Horse ...

  6. Beware undertow of race relations

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Philip Bowring Overseas Chinese everywhere should be concerned about China's aggressive moves in the South China Sea, advancing its territorial claims close to the coasts of littoral states. Specifically, the ethnic Chinese minorities in the concerne ...

  7. China's high-stakes race for space's strategic ground

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... countries in the emerging global space race is China, which views space exploration not only as the cornerstone of its national efforts in scientific and technological innovation, but also as vital ... to national security, because space assets may be increasingly vulnerable to threats that can deny, degrade, deceive, disrupt or destroy these assets. Since the great cold war space race between ...

  8. Commercial horse racing revives memories of Wuhan's past glories

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Wuhan Today, Hong Kong is known as the country's capital of horse races, but that title once belonged to Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei. First introduced by British merchants in 1902, horse racing quickly took root in Wuhan. In 1906, Chinese merchants built their own racecourse to rival the British one. By 1924, Wuhan boasted three racecourses said ...

  9. Why the race may not be to the swift

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland In Zeno's famous paradox a tortoise challenged Achilles, the fastest runner in the world, to a foot race. 'Because you are the fastest runner in the world,' said ... the tortoise had gained another 10 micrometres, keeping just ahead. And so on ad infinitum; Achilles never overtook the tortoise, and the tortoise won the race. Intuitively, we know ...

  10. Race on to find skilled staff

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by John Church

    ... companies setting up each month, the race to snatch good talent is well and truly on, says Tony Dickel, chief executive of the MRI China Group, which provides expertise in executive search, ...




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