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  1. London Games 'can be an inspiration for Hong Kong'

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Hong Kong is capable of hosting a major international sporting event if it takes a leaf out of London's book, the head of construction for the Olympic ... that London's use of temporary venues was a model for the city. 'Many of the venues, for sports like basketball and water polo, did not have a long-term use in the UK because there's ...

  2. China still seeking right mix for London

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the London Games. While Hui Ruoqi, who top-scored for China with 16 points yesterday, is the most likely to take on the attacking role, Yu also tried a number of options in Macau, including Chu ...

  3. Sporting 'imports' wane but mainland influence still strong

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... One of the few exceptions is table tennis, and two ex-mainland players (both women), Tie Yana and Jiang Huajun, will take part in the London Olympics this summer and are Hong Kong's best ... of sovereignty that a lot of Chinese athletes would come to Hong Kong for the sake of better development in their respective sports,' says Pang Chung, honorary secretary general of the Hong Kong ...

  4. London's lesson for HK in how to protect minorities

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When the London bombings occurred, I could not help but wonder about the degree of xenophobic backlash against ethnic minorities in Britain. My concern initially increased when I read ... determined effort to ensure that the multicultural nature of London was well reflected. More importantly, it did not seek to demonise British Muslims. Instead, the newspaper went out of its way ...

  5. Wong earns Games call-up 'on merit'

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... race in London on July 28. The seasoned campaigner, now 39, was the preferred choice when the Hong Kong Cycling Association named its five-member squad for the Games. 'He topped ... would not have any problem tackling the 250-kilometre race in London as he had tested the gruelling distance during practice. 'I still feel very strong, mentally and physically, ...

  6. Olympic project tests students' sporting and language skills

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... British, Hong Kong and mainland schools join hands via virtual learning platform, writes Liz Gooch EXCELLING ON THE SPORTS field and speaking a second language may require very different skills but as any Olympic athlete can testify, the two are intrinsically linked in today's globally connected world. Sport and languages are being combined in a new project involving 5,000 ...

  7. Asia's real World City is Singapore

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sports city in Asia. Singapore was ranked behind London, Melbourne, Sydney, New York and Manchester. And where is Hong Kong? Nowhere, which is a crying shame. Speaking at last month's Sport ... Alvin Sallay One guess as to Hong Kong's standing in the world as an Ultimate Sports City? It's not hard to hazard the answer is nowhere. Well, at least not among the 25 cities ...

  8. Record high for London homes

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard Warren property.post@scmp.com Residential property prices in central London's most sought-after districts have reached a new, record high. According to property consultancy, ... Knightsbridge and other prime central London locations have risen 48 per cent since the post-credit-crunch low of March 2009. Hong Kong owners would have seen the value of their London properties ...

  9. Time for athletes to deliver goods

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the London Olympics starting this Friday. But as our celebrated cyclist Wong Kam-po warned, don't expect to hear it and the Bauhinia flag being raised at the same time. When Lee Lai-shan won ... in Savannah. Now, Wong says, it is unlikely that any of the 42 athletes in 13 sports will be able to match San San's feat. The king of the road said 'we are sending the biggest squad since ...

  10. London in HK link-up to trade in yuan

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong will help London develop as the next offshore yuan trading centre, shrugging off traditional competition between the two cities as part of a broader plan to boost international usage of the currency. The tie-up with the City of London, including extensions of currency trading hours, is the first such agreement with another financial centre ...




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