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    In search of green in China's Silicon Valley

    Posted May 31st 2013, 05:39pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... wasn't a nature trail, but it was quite literally a breath of fresh air. I kept the pace easy and the run short, just enough to break a sweat, get the blood pumping and churn up some endorphins ... I take my running shoes with me wherever I go. Across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, round and round the padang in Georgetown, Penang, under freezing conditions in London, ...

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    Discovering Beijing's off-road trails

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:43pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... for its hiking and running trails.  Tina Lewis, one of Canada's top trail runners, was pleasantly surprised with what she saw at the recent North Face 100 Beijing  two weekends ago. "I ... by local Yang Jiagen in 8:27:12.  A nurse practitioner at a hospital in Denver, Colorado, Lewis is a former adventure racer who picked up trail running in 2010. In just a short time she's ...

  3. Beijing anti-graft team on trail of casino losses

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to uncover a complex network run by low-profile but well-connected businessman Wang Yaohui, according to sources familiar with the matter. They also said Wang's business empire was having ... Yang Kun, an executive vice-president of Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) mainly in charge of loans, was also detained. ABC, one of the big four state-run banks, last week confirmed Yang's ...

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    Man runs naked through Beijing airport

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 02:35pm by Amy Li

    ... A western man went streaking at Beijing Capital International airport on Tuesday afternoon after arguing with another passenger over seats,  Chinese media reported on Wednesday. The man had allegedly occupied two seats on an airport shuttle train. He had ...

  5. Summer Palace on trail of looted relics

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li in Beijing Beijing's Old Summer Palace, or Yuanmingyuan, has embarked on a global hunt for relics looted from the site nearly 150 years ago by British and French troops. A team of specialists would target museums and libraries in the Unite ...

  6. Female candidates follow electoral trail to equality

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... It was an unusual scene in the countryside - women were making speeches and handing out leaflets while almost the entire female village population gathered to vote for their representatives. More than 100,000 women voted in the elections, held in 405 of t ...

  7. Beijing running out of options

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Beijing has stepped in to rescue the ailing domestic stock market by using Central Huijin Investment to buy 200 million yuan (HK$244.5 million) worth of shares in the nation's biggest banks. But analysts said y ...

  8. First Beijing-Shanghai test run hits 300km/h

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A month of trial runs on the much-hyped high-speed railway line between Beijing and Shanghai kicked off this week, with the first test run on the 1,318 kilometre link completed in less than five hours. Xinhua said the test run, which hit a top speed of 300km/h, marked the start of final tests on the link before its official launch in late June. The 220.9 billion yuan ...

  9. An outsider's look at culture

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mark Graham healthpost@scmp.com Running all year round in Beijing means enduring the bone-chilling cold of winter and sweltering through the intense heat of summer, but it is never a dull ... the central Temple of the Sun altar, once used for sacrificial offerings by Ming dynasty emperors. I don't run for history lessons, needless to say, but learning more about Beijing is one ...

  10. Crazy for loving you

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that is the Middle Kingdom. A hill trail in Guangdong province has signs that bear the warning: 'No tossing' (don't throw rubbish) and 'No striding' (don't run). When you reach ...




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