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  1. China targets Olympic sevens

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... captain Johnny Zhang Zhiqiang. Zhang (pictured), who will coach the mainland team at next weekend's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, said the Chinese Rugby Union and central government ... the China Rugby Union plans to first develop sevens and push for 15s later.' Zhang is still the leading try scorer at the Hong Kong Sevens and is second-highest points-scorer. He played at 10 ...

  2. China eyes own sevens spectacle, but not now

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... face in local rugby circles and the highest points-scorer of all time at the Hong Kong Sevens, says it would be rash to host a similar event now. 'We can do it, but we would need to lower our expectations,' Zhang told the China Daily. 'Rugby has a long history in Hong Kong. I played there for four years and I saw a lot of kids taking part in the sport. Most people ...

  3. 15

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dragon awakes 'Beware the sleeping dragon,' said Napoleon when asked about his intentions towards China. The canny Corsican knew the potential threat China posed. Rugby had no such qualms. In 1997, the International Rugby Board welcomed China as its 76th member, and the mainland debuted at the 1998 tournament. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union has been responsible ...

  4. Big brother's big boost

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the bronze medal at the Asian Games. Winning an Asian Games medal in a team sport would have put Hong Kong rugby in the limelight and brought kudos from the local sporting community as this is something which has never been achieved in the SAR's history at the games. But it was big brothers China who achieved the feat- a massive boost to rugby's future on the mainland. 'In ...

  5. The long and short of it

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... At the time, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's then technical director George Simpkin, who had been instrumental in taking the game into the mainland in 1991 when 100 Chinese rugby players from ... It's all about sevens as rugby neophytes China, dazzled by the Olympic rings, focus mainly on 'the short game'. Yet against all odds, including government indifference, ...

  6. Business - Economy

    EU trade chief to seek investment pact with China

    Posted May 24th 2013, 11:00am

    ... Reuters in Brussels The European Union is the world’s top destination for foreign direct investment, attracting 225 billion euros (HK$2.25 trillion) from the rest of the world in 2011 ... growing tensions. EU trade chief Karel De Gucht said he would ask the European Union’s 27 countries to agree on a negotiating mandate for a deal with China that would reduce barriers to each ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and that he will seek cross-party consensus in its drafting. There is broad political agreement in the country, which wants to become a member of the European Union, on the need to update ... should not move a person but call an ambulance. Landmark in ancient England, Scotland rugby rivalry The stage is set for a weekend of cut-throat action at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand ...

  8. Business - China Business - TRADE

    EU to lodge case against Chinese steel tube duties

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels Europe joins Japan in complaint to WTO over duties seen as retaliatory action in trade dispute EU to lodge case against Chinese steel tube duties The European Union plans to lodge a case with the World Trade Organisation against Chinese duties on specialised steel tubes, EU sources said yesterday. The move, which will open another front in a rapidly ...

  9. News - China

    China levies anti-dumping duties on Japanese, US-imported chemicals

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 11:16am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... of tariffs on imported chemicals. The wave of anti-dumping duties, also previously targeted at the European Union, have strained ties between China and countries that export chemicals. The United States and the European Union have ratcheted up protection for domestic products in response to what they see as unfairly subsidised imports from China. Japanese companies Sumitomo Chemical ...

  10. Sport - China - GOLF

    China Golf Association translates rules to help fans

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the driving range, and some were rugby tackled by security guards as they invaded the fairways en masse. David Rickman, head of rules and equipment standards at the Royal & Ancient, said ...




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