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  1. How much for your allegiance?

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... wrote in her report for the Centre for Independent Studies, an Australian think-tank. Beijing has funded a new parliament building in Vanuatu, government buildings in Samoa, houses for the leaders of Micronesia, and sports stadia in Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. Such largesse often feeds the endemic corruption in some Pacific countries and 'further destabilises already weak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509073/how-much-your-allegiance
  2. Political Animal

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to lick its wounds from its loss to Samoa in the Hong Kong Sevens rugby final, it was straight back to business for New Zealand minister of trade Tim Groser yesterday, signing a free-trade agreement with Hong Kong that, among other things, offers commitments to New Zealand's sporting and other recreational services. 'In saying this is good news for New Zealand, I'm sure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710088/political-animal
  3. Well-run sports facilities for everyone should be priority

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... officials. But for the overwhelming majority of residents, it would have brought little or no benefit. Promoting sport is not about sending a few athletes to the podium to collect their medals. It is about allowing residents to improve their health and quality of life. To encourage participation in sport, the government allowed residents to book and use public sports facilities for free ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736300/well-run-sports-facilities-everyone-should-be-priority
  4. Sports chief criticises parties over Games

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Canace Wong, Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung and Canace Wong The head of the city's Olympic committee says political parties are refusing to support sports development in Hong Kong because of their own 'political concerns'. Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, president of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, criticised the parties for not supporting a bid by the city to host the 2023 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734527/sports-chief-criticises-parties-over-games
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732808/sports-stars-back-hks-bid-host-games
  6. Sports stars state the case for 2023 Asian Games bid

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Hong Kong's sports stars told lawmakers yesterday 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 medalist Wong Kam-po, more than 20 athletes and representatives of the Elite Athletes Association and the Hong Kong Sports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732004/sports-stars-state-case-2023-asian-games-bid
  7. Better ways to develop sport than hosting Games

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

    ... 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. ... and it will be unrealistic to rely on any budgetary estimate. To stage such a sizeable international sports event, the insurance premium and security cost alone would be enormous. For example, the 2010 Winter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726671/better-ways-develop-sport-hosting-games
  8. Government website sports a new look

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But The official government website has been given a new look with a fresh design and a refined mobile portal. Bassanio So Chek-leung, the deputy chief information officer, said yesterday the revamp aimed to bring services to the public more direct ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709489/government-website-sports-new-look
  9. Arts and sports fund gets HK$150m

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Lawmakers want all cash divided equally Lawmakers yesterday supported a HK$150 million injection into the Arts and Sports Development Fund, but urged an addition of HK$50 million, and that the whole sum be divided equally between arts and sports. The government has proposed that HK$60 million be used over the next two to three years to aid projects by small and medium-sized arts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669162/arts-and-sports-fund-gets-hk150m
  10. Living in interesting times - from soldier to sports entrepreneur

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 1923 (April 7): Born in Chelmsford, Essex, England. 1942-1946: Military service - posted to Hong Kong in 1945. 1947-1974: Joined the Hong Kong government - held position of senior treasury accountant of the Public Works Department on retireme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/611473/living-interesting-times-soldier-sports-entrepreneur

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