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  1. Be a sport, Japan; let China win

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer In February 1972, then US president Richard Nixon made cold war history by visiting China. Tomorrow, the goalkeeper of Japan's soccer team, Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, has a chance to go one better. Sport has long played a role in settling diplomatic disputes. For decades, the Olympic Games have brought together foes on the sporting field as a precursor to having ...

  2. High-profile events are costly and do nothing to help grass-roots sport

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to Alvin Sallay's column (July 20), in which he gives Timothy Fok Tsun-ting [president of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee] credit for bringing three major sporting events ... Perhaps the most damning characteristic that is common to such events is that they are almost irrelevant to sports development. Rather like the visits of major soccer teams from Europe, ...

  3. Sovereignty issue overrules sport

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... as it would 'mislead others into thinking Taiwan is part of China'. Wu Chin-tsai, secretary-general of the National Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, said Taiwan would welcome ... that the Olympic torch could not to enter the island's territory on its route to next year's Games in Beijing appears to have divided the island's sports officials from its government. ...

  4. Better ways to develop sport than hosting Games

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... the motions, trying to please legislator Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, a member of the International Olympic Committee and the son of the late Henry Fok Ying-tung. The older Fok was an influential pro-China ... will be indirect costs, originally budgeted by the government to cover the construction of future sports facilities and venues. The direct costs to host the games are estimated at around HK$14.5 billion. ...

  5. Sports stars back HK's bid to host Games

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Hong Kong's sports stars told lawmakers why they believe hosting the 2023 Asian Games would be a positive move for the city. But they apparently failed to impress major political parties, who are opposing the bid. Led by cycling gold medallist Wong Kam-po, more than 20 athletes and representatives of the Elite Athletes Association and the Hong Kong Sports Institute ...

  6. Sports funding

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong sport is in an uproar over planned cuts in government funding, which appear to have started already. What do you think of the plans, which would also give government more control over sport? Share your views: write to us. ...

  7. Don't mix sport and politics, says Bocog

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... violations over the coming year, they risk tarnishing the image of China and the legacy of the Beijing Olympics,' Amnesty International secretary-general Irene Khan was quoted as saying ... positive reforms with regard to the death penalty and foreign media coverage in China,' the report said. 'Not only are we not seeing delivery on the promises made that the Olympics would ...

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    ‘Make it short!’: reports of verbose official’s dressing down censored

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:15pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... of the “undesirable work styles” the government has vowed to stamp out. The comments during the meeting on Monday were reported by the China Business Journal and the Hong Kong-based Sing Tao Daily and were ... a tacit understanding that news like this is among the must-delete category.” The New York Times China blog cited an anonymous Beijing-based web editor who said the reason the stories had been ...

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    'I'll break your legs if you go into business': former president's career advice to children

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 01:02pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Li Xiannian was clear he wanted his offspring to avoid becoming officials, rich or famous, his daughter tells newspaper Former president Li Xiannian warned his children he would break their legs if they went into business, a ...

  10. New minister must make sport a priority, says Fok

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong Olympic supremo Timothy Fok Tsun-ting has called on Tsang Tak-sing, the new Secretary for Home Affairs, to make sport a top priority of the new administration. 'Sport is still not a top priority in government circles and I hope this will change under the new minister,' Fok said yesterday. 'Hong Kong sport needs better facilities and more ...




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