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  1. The biggest rainstorm in 61 years

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen BEIJING- After the capital's worst floods in decades, there were many reports of chaos and tragedy. But there were also stories of kindness, of people coming to rescue others. As the rain fell on Saturday afternoon, a 60-year-old woman was shivering in the cold, waiting for a bus that wasn't coming. Unexpectedly, a young driver pulled up beside her. 'I ...

  2. Mainland's young league has 'long journey ahead'

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com If the mainland is going to produce a baseball superstar who's the equivalent of Yao Ming in basketball, that player will have to cut his teeth in his country's own league. That is the usual progression for current US major league players who hail from East Asia. But although the China Baseball League represents the mainland's ...

  3. Young back PLA service but few willing to enlist

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Most young people think Hongkongers should be allowed to serve in the national army, a survey shows. Some 67 per cent of respondents thought the People's ... such as low pay and tough training for not signing up. A total of 380 people aged between 12 and 35 were polled for the survey, conducted by Young DAB- a youth branch of the pro-Beijing Democratic ...

  4. News - China - BALLOON DISASTER

    Beijing urged to tighten controls over hot-air balloons after tragedy in Egypt

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Club calls for government to seize opportunity and stop illegal flights, manufacturing in China Tighter controls urged for mainland In the wake ... small clubs were still struggling to meet requirements. "Ballooning is a young sport in China. It needs more time to get fully organised," he said, declining to be named. ...

  5. Qeelin jewellery house cocktail party fetes eight young artists

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kobi Chan Jewellery house Qeelin threw a cocktail party at IFC Mall to open its Caring Robot exhibition, which featured work by eight young artists from Hong Kong, Beijing and Paris. They were all entrants in the inaugural Qeelin Art Award competition, which is aimed at nurturing design talent. Qeelin's creative director, Dennis Chan, is a keen collector of tin robots ...

  6. Beijing unites in rescue efforts

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Reports of chaos and tragedy abounded in the wake of Beijing's worst rainstorm in more than six decades, but there were also reports ... that wasn't coming. Unexpectedly, a young driver pulled up beside her. 'I told him I was going towards the Beijing Railway Station, which was in the opposite direction of where he was heading, ...

  7. Underground world of wealth and impunity revealed

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines Decent people know they have to clear up their own mess. They also know that only the lowest of the low will blame members of their own family for messes for which ... of birth. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  8. Tears, cheers and sweat flow as proud, young Beijingers celebrate

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui As fireworks lit up Beijing's night sky to mark the opening of the Olympic Games, young Chinese, many viewing the event as a display of China's growing might, celebrated with tears, applause and uninhibited pride. Lou Peili's T-shirt was soaked with sweat and she had lost her voice from six hours of shouting nationalist slogans with the crowds under ...

  9. Our birthday gift pandas are sure to be sweet young things

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Ocean Park hopes to set up breeding centre with new guests The two pandas promised to Hong Kong by Beijing as gifts for the 10th anniversary of the handover will be youngsters, and a rock star welcome awaits them. They will be selected from one of the nat ...

  10. Experiment was mixed blessing for capital's busy commuters

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Beijing's four-day car ban trial proved little barrier to the city's richest and little inconvenience to its poorest, but those affected had varying opinions about its value. The ban was lifted yesterday and, despite moderate winds and sunshine, Beijing's air quality fell back to Grade 3- polluted and unsuitable for athletic activities. ...




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