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  1. Sporting premier wins over Japanese

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While sport has been used to stir up national rivalries, it has also helped ease strained relations. The famous ping-pong diplomacy between China and the United States in the 1970s heralded a thaw in Sino-US ties. The two nations have had a frosty relationship since Mao Zedong 's Communist Party came to power in 1949. In 1971, the US table tennis team was invited ...

  2. Pandas of peace after basket-brawl match

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the US squad panda toys. In Chengdu, Sichuan, Biden continued his charm offence and gave a speech at Sichuan University on Sino-US ties. Then he went to Qingchengshan high school in Dujiangyan, ... Teddy Ng The basketball match between the Hoyas of Washington's Georgetown University and the Liaoning Dinosaurs in Shanghai yesterday went relatively peacefully after the ugly scenes ...

  3. Hatful of headaches for Mainland Headwear

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... by US hockey players and Sino-US textiles trade disputes. The Hong Kong-listed headwear maker posted a 12.4 per cent drop in turnover to $233.74 million, while net profit dropped 17.4 per cent ... from Sino-US textile disputes. There are now US quotas on 10 Chinese textiles items. Although hats were not affected by quotas, the accompanying apparel was, resulting in orders being delayed. ...

  4. For Ripken, diplomacy comes as easily as the double play

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson Whatever they teach the pupils about America during history lessons at Beijing's Xidan Primary School, it's unlikely to include a chapter that says Sino-US diplomacy is much more successful when it comes in the form a six foot-plus, track-suit-wearing, ball-chucking Hall of Famer called Cal Ripken Jnr. It's a dead cert, however, that the 150 ...

  5. Public relations department should put its house in order

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Fancy something like the interport betting leaking out before the Jockey Club's public affairs arm was ready to announce it and what a shambles they turned on for last weekend's signing of the agreement with the Macau Jockey Club for ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 3, 2013

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... that I'm moving to Lam Tsuen, I'm again told the maximum I can get is 8Mbps. All these years with no upgrade in service. I know this is related to the profit margins it thinks it can get due ...

  7. Magazines - Style

    Lee Wai-sze: 'I am so proud to be a Hong Kong athlete'

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... absorbing anything that has to do with the latest knowledge in topics related to sport and cycling. Being a cyclist can be lonely. Lee is blessed to have the support of her coach, her family ...

  8. HK expertise to help Taiwan establish game

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Cross-straits relationships may be booming on the economic and tourism front, but it is a whole new ball game when it comes to cricket. The mainland was unable to lend Taiwan a hand with its unexpected request for help t ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - NON-FICTION CHARMAINE CHAN

    The Way the World Works; The Secret Race; We All Fall Down

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... for help to come or an official command to leave. At 10.10am (the first plane struck at 8.46am), they finally started going down the stairwell and were surprised to find that it was relatively ...

  10. The athletes

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... weightlifters are relatively short with the sport containing some of the heaviest athletes. Source: BBC database ...




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