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  1. University teams win national awards

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Hong Kong researchers have won honours at the 2009 State Science and Technology Awards, the most prestigious in the country. Four teams were awarded second-class State Natural Science Awards: Professor Cao Xiren and his team at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Professor Xia Keqing and colleagues at Chinese University; Professor Wang Rui and team from ...

  2. Reigning champion pulls off stunning fightback

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Tim Maitland China's reigning world champion Xia Xuanze pulled off a minor miracle to reach the last four of the men's singles. Having lost the first set of his quarter-final ... Boesen. 'He's good when it's close, he increases the level of his game. That's why he's world champion.'' Xia today faces Thailand's unseeded Boonsak ...

  3. Bao and Lin struggle for place on Olympic squad

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Tim Maitland Lin Dan and Bao Chunlai will clash in the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open today, just a week after meeting to decide the winner of China's City Games. Yet there might be more than just a place in the final at stake for the two 20-year-olds. With Chen Hong ranked number one in the world, and Xia Xuanze the reigning world champion, one of the pair would appear ...

  4. Powerhouse China line-up looking irresistible on home soil

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... singles, Lin Dan, the world number one from China, will be assisted by a host of compatriots including number three Chen Hong, Xia Xuanze, Chen Jin and Chen Yu. Things were made easier for them ... through a fitness test tomorrow to see if he can play. The world number 12 has been drawn against Chinese veteran Xia in the first round and Hong Kong coach Chan Chi-choi predicted a tough match. ...

  5. Class struggle looms in rich man's game

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... to the outside world, but the club's owner- a Beijing property developer called Xia Yang- is a man of bold ambitions. Along with fellow horse-obsessed multi-millionaire Sohail Quraeshi, he wants ... their bumpy way down an out-of-the-way country lane in their BMWs and black Audis to watch an international team, captained by Pakistan-US national Quraeshi, defeat an all-Chinese side led by Xia ...

  6. Bao proves smash hit in reaching semi-finals

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... 15-3, 15-3 against Sigit Budiarto and Candra Wijaya. Meanwhile, team rules applied as Chinese fifth seed Xia Xuanze cruised into the last eight of the men's singles, beating his teenage compatriot Lin Dan 15-10, 15-3. Unlike this year's Japan Open final, where Lin forced Xia all the way in both sets, he offered little resistance in the second game and admitted that he ...

  7. Heroine honours fans

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... later, and spurred on by her father and a coach at Wuhan Youth Tennis Club, Xia Xiyao, she swapped disciplines and racquets, and switched to tennis. After Li Shengpeng died when Na was just 14, ...

  8. Sports Quiz

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Whitey Ford with 10. 9: Russian gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya. 10: Xia Xingfang. ...

  9. Ng bows out in quarter-finals

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... and either world champion Xia Xuanze or world number four Bao Chunlai, a selection that is likely to be made in the middle of this month- appears crucial. ...

  10. Match-rigging charges spark Asian demand for rules to be revised

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... so that players could save their energy for later rounds. Meanwhile, Xia Xuanze and Zhang Ning yesterday claimed the biggest wins of their career as they were crowned world champions. Xia ...




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