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  1. Six nations gather for war games in Urals

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Organisation's six member countries- Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan- will be held in Russia's Chelyabinsk region at the foot of the Ural Mountains from next Thursday to August 17. The exercises will be the first joint manoeuvres to include all six SCO countries. The exercises, which will feature 6,500 military personnel and 92 planes, come two years ...

  2. Nation revels in cricket feverNation revels in cricket fever

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... daily flights between Hong Kong, operated by the country's national airline, and six flights per week, plus two cargo flights, operated by Dragonair are another indication ... Chris Davis Many countries are passionate about sport, but there are few places where cricket is as much a symbol of achievement as in Bangladesh. The nation's co-hosting ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... director of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, in Shenzhen today. They will attend a two-hour briefing by Wang Yiming, deputy director of the National Development and Reform ... the lawmakers for lunch. Early release for inflation data Beijing will release its inflation data today - six days ahead of schedule - to avoid the figures being leaked. The focus will be the consumer ...

  4. Field of dreams

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Culpan

    ... Tim Culpan As millions of eyes were glued to Australia for the rugby world cup, Taiwanese had eyes only for Japan. Baseball is the one sport in Taiwan that truly captures people's hearts, and so any tournament in which it plays is followed closely. Last week, however, it was not just any old tournament. The Asian championships pitted the region's best national teams ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Sep 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Young Hongkongers take to the rugby pitch Rugby World Cup fever hits Hong Kong in earnest as hundreds of youngsters scrum down for the Te Aka Aorere Mini-Rugby Tournament at Kings Park sports ground. Rugby is going through something of a renaissance in the city after the recent announcement that troubled new ...

  6. Tide is turning for Mekong nations

    Posted Sep 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the swifter and easier movement of goods around the region has now been entered into by all six nations, with Myanmar the last to sign. The pact will simplify customs checks and further road ... The mighty Mekong river flows for 4,800km and is the lifeblood of the diverse regions it nourishes along the way. But while this vast stretch of water provides a vital link between the six ...

  7. Fairytale city of the future

    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... With former British pro David Lloyd running a tennis academy with nine outdoor and six indoor courts, a Butch Harmon school of golf, and an Ernie Els-designed 18-hole championship golf course, ... Els-designed golf course or a soccer academy run by Manchester United. 'We want to be the world's centre for high-profile sports like soccer, cricket, golf, tennis, rugby and hockey. ...

  8. e-pal: Kazakhstan

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... is famous Kazakh conductor and traditional instrumentalist Nurgisa Tilendyev. Last month I participated in the first international championship of performing arts held in his honour and won the grand prize. My favourite sport is called kokpar. It is traditional game with similar rules to football and rugby. But it is played on horseback and players use a dead sheep or goat instead ...

  9. e-pal

    Posted Jul 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... people. Last month I participated in the first international championship of performing arts in his honour. As I had practised a lot, I won the grand prize. My favourite sport is called kokpar. It is traditional game with similar rules to football and rugby. But the difference is participants play on horses and use a dead sheep or goat instead of a ball. It is a very popular sport in central Asia ...

  10. HK earn Cup after whipping Brazil

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong's stock in the International Rugby Board world rankings, with the city expected to move up from 29 into the mid-20s. A pleased Dai Rees, Hong Kong's national coach, said: 'It ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong picked up an early Christmas present when they won the inaugural Emirates Airlines Cup of Nations by defeating Brazil 37-3 ...




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