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  1. State Council takes aim at illegal golf courses

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... courses in a country that does not have enough drinking water for its people. A 'serious effort' was ordered at a State Council executive meeting, chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao, to take ... according to Li Jianqin, an official from the Ministry of Land and Resources who is on the central government's rules-enforcement team concerning the control of golf courses nationwide. ...

  2. Red Devils' redemption to test Ferguson's resolve

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... five games in 17 days. Even though their upcoming opponents are all in the lower half of the table, it will be a stern test of their resolve, given their depleted resources. If it goes according to plan, their confidence will be restored when their mouth-watering FA Cup third-round tie against Manchester City rolls around on January 8. If not, their hopes could be in tatters ...

  3. Bird's Nest problems

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... commonly known as the 'Bird's Nest'- and the National Aquatic Centre, or 'Water Cube'. 'We need to overcome many problems in terms of technology and resources because ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Construction of venues for the 2008 Beijing Olympics is well under way although technical and resource problems remain concerning some showcase projects, organisers ...

  4. Coach Dai aiming high

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Argentina. China are pouring more resources into the sevens game and could be an even bigger threat than last year when they defeated Hong Kong in the Shield quarter-finals to end a poor tournament for the hosts. But as Rees pointed out, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since and the class of 2012 is a totally different combination. 'Personal circumstances have meant a few players ...

  5. Spirit of '64 still lives on

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a hard day's night filling the buckets in his parents' flat in North Point, so there would be water to have a wash when he returned from another strenuous training session with the Hong Kong hockey team. Hong Kong was in the grip of a severe drought. The reservoirs were dry and, for the lucky ones, pipe-borne water was available for only four hours a day on alternate days. ...

  6. Swimmer sees challenge on dry land

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung After more than a decade of training in the water, swimmer Johney Leung Wai-chun decided to get out of the pool to do a different kind of sport: handball. To his surprise, ... to work with teammates and it can be boring,' he says. Last year, their application to set up a boys' handball team was denied. School authorities say there is a lack of resources ...

  7. Visionary game changers

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a resource in short supply, the building was made 75 per cent lighter in terms of steel use than other stadiums. It also features low-carbon concrete, made from industrial waste and containing 40 per ... built at a cost of 10 billion yuan, was one of the most recognisable venues at the 2008 Games due to its water bubbles-like outer wall, which earned it the 'Water Cube' moniker. ...

  8. Appel wants more resources to aid training

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... that the body is talking to the government about the possibility of getting additional facilities. 'There are two water sports centres run by the LCSD at St Stephen's beach and on the main ...

  9. Beijing Blues

    Posted Sep 25th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... why the necessary resources are not put into triathlon. 'And they tend to see triathlon as not being a big sport. But it is big- in TV rights it is huge. More than 1.4 billion people ... Water quality was another major concern for the athletes and the ITU. 'The water was filthy. They call it a reservoir but that's not drinking water,' McDonald said. 'I ...

  10. Race is on for HK's aspiring Olympians

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... up with them. After all, sport in Hong Kong needs to compete with other social causes for resources and it is never the government's top agenda.' Pang is also worried Hong Kong may ... especially Beijing where it will be held in the famous water cube.' Tsai has just returned from the world short course championships in Manchester and found a lot of swimmers had made rapid ...



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