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  1. Comment - Blogs

    What’s to become of the real game of rugby?

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 06:17pm by Kevin McBarron

    ... international, and here is where it grew strong, and now it’s getting stronger. Yes, I know, you’re tired of hearing about the Olympics and Rio and Sevens and what it will do for rugby; me too, tired ... to "Sevens as an Olympic sport" euphoria. But what’s to become of the real game of rugby? Fifteens is real rugby, not some poor relation and I worry the International Rugby Board is not thinking ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:35am by STAFF

    ... this is to help the weaker clubs to close the gap and make the league more competitive Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chief executive Vern Reid on local clubs being able to import more players   ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Fijians go to first polls since 2006 coup The South Pacific island nation of Fiji holds its first elections since ... FijiFirst party. He served as Fiji's leader until he stepped down to join the election as a civilian. However, he remained interim premier. Sanctions were imposed on Fiji following the coup, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by STAFF

    ...   Anyone who has played sport will know there's o such thing as a dead rubber. Your pride doesn't allow that All Blacks rugby coach Steve Hansen on what's at stake in tomorrow's ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Anti-union Chinese parents’ group plans a political future in Vancouver

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 09:34am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young Taking credit for ending teachers’ strike, BCPF vows to fight on with appeal to ethnic unity A group of ethnic Chinese parents who hit headlines in Vancouver by scuffling with supporters of striking teachers is claiming credit for helping end the industrial action and getting children back in classes last week. Not content with that bold assertion, the anti-union British ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Just how revolutionary is Hong Kong's 'umbrella movement'?

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 02:58pm by STEFAN AUER

    ... was not to change the political system in their countries, or their eternal alliance with the Soviet Union. But they ended up doing both. One of the turning points in recent European history was surely June ... in Central and Eastern Europe followed and, by the end of 1989, the Soviet empire was no more. In 1991, even the Soviet Union proper disintegrated. The Chinese leadership will have learned its ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    The sun may rise, but there's no ray of hope for democracy

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by Tammy Tam

    ... generation, is an increasingly pressing issue for Beijing. But it hasn't always been this way. In the early 1980s, student unions at the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University were the first to embrace the idea of the city's return to the motherland. In fact, in 1984, the two student unions wrote to then premier, the late Zhao Ziyang, to express their support ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    External forces have helped to fashion modern China

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:39am by Howard Winn

    ... and the Soviet Union. The formation of "a Chinese workers and peasants Red Army" was ordered by Joseph Stalin in 1927, according to Hu Shih, writing in the October 1950 edition of Foreign ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., October 19, 2014

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by STAFF

    ... Andy Tsang Wai-hung Hong Kong's police commissioner saw the reputation of his force tarnished after police officers were caught on camera beating unarmed pro-democracy protester Ken Tsang Kin-chiu. A police union leader also claimed that the morale of junior officers had sunk to an all-time low as they were ordered to tolerate protesters holding illegal rallies. "I ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The patron saint of regulators

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of Tirole's work on market-dominant behaviour. It is in the regulation of markets where a few players dominate that his insights have influenced regulators, especially those in the European Union ...




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