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  1. Sport - China - BASKETBALL

    Yao laments stagnation of sports in schools

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... school system to invest more in sport at the grass-roots level, claiming much was needed to be done to prevent further stagnation. "The growth of sport's status in school life in our ... 27,000 students from 47 schools in 17 cities nationwide, providing sports facilities and basketball coaching, according to the China Daily. "The development of school sports activities ...

  2. Business - Commodities - CARS

    Spirit of Saab to live on Spyker-Zhejiang Youngman sports car

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Amsterdam Spirit of Saab to live on Chinese-Dutch sports car Dutch car manufacturer Spyker and Chinese partner Zhejiang Youngman Automobile Group plan to launch a new upmarket model that would be a cross between a Spyker sports car and the now-defunct Saab. The deal announced by the companies yesterday highlights China's interest in acquiring Western brands ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    End China's state-led sports system

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... aged amnd costly state-led system of sports development The London Olympics have just ended and the memory of Chinese athletes giving their all to win honours is still fresh in our minds. Who can forget Liu Xiang's heart-wrenching fall in the hurdles event? Even before the Games were over, the pros and cons of China's state-driven sports system were already being hotly ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's state sport system has to change

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... Lijia Zhang says, however, it's no excuse for bias shown to China's Olympians Bad press aside, Chinese see need to revamp sport system If you take a quick look at the popular ... against China at the London Olympics. I agree that China got a bad press and it didn't deserve that. Partly, China has become the victim of its own sporting success, which has extended ...

  5. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Li Na 'most influential player of the decade', says former great Chris Evert

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 11:50pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Winner of 18 grand slam titles says the China star has had a huge global impact in boosting the game Li Na 'most influential women's player of decade' Li Na is destined for more grand slams and a place in the Hall of Fa ...

  6. Sports Digest

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... improved a lot since gymnastics was readmitted into the Sports Institute's elite programme in April. With more training support and other resources made available, I am confident of making ...

  7. Sporting spat a telling tale of modern China

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Shenzhen has declined an invite to participate in Guangdong province's first farmers' sporting games in 23 years, claiming there haven't been any ... the sporting event was reinstated in Jiangmen on Thursday and scheduled to run until Friday. Farmer-athletes from 20 provincial cities are competing in this year's games, with Shenzhen being ...

  8. Sport Digest

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China to contest Jordan for Asian supremacy Yi Jianlian and Wang Zhizhi inspired China to a 56-43 Asian basketball championship semi-final victory over South Korea yesterday, while giant-killing Jordan 75-61 booked their final place by seeing off the Phil ...

  9. Li Na points way for sports reform

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... But there is some publicity money cannot buy- not even the vast amounts Beijing pours into its state sport system to produce Olympic champions. We are of course talking about the recognition generated by Li ... players to keep more of their prize money and called for other athletes to be allowed to pursue their careers free of strict government controls. Some credit must be due to sports officials ...

  10. Short Sport

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... South China bring an end to Winling's victory streak Winling suffered their first defeat of the season when they lost 88-65 to South China in the A1 Division basketball championship play-offs at Southorn Stadium last night. The result ends their 11-m ...




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