Asian Cup

Half-time in Hong Kong soccer's revival

Hong Kong coach Kim Pan-gon. Photo: XInhua

The halfway stage has been reached in the government-funded Project Phoenix. The three-year term of the programme to boost local soccer started in November 2011 and is slowly starting to show results.

Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 4:03am

Third Asian Cup table tennis title to Liu Shiwen

China's Liu Shiwen on her way to victory in the Asian Cup women's final at Queen Elizabeth Stadium yesterday. Photo: Dickson Lee

China's Liu Shiwen yesterday became the first player to win the Asian Cup three times when she beat compatriot Wu Yang in the final of the US$100,000 tournament at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai.

In the men's singles final, which was also an all-mainland affair, Xu Xin successfully defended his title with a 4-2 victory over Yan An, 4-11, 11-5, 12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 11-9.

15 Apr 2013 - 4:55am

Coach pays tribute as trio of Hong Kong players exit Asian Cup

Tang Peng. Photo: Felix Wong

Tang Peng put up a brave fight before going out of the GAC Group Asian Cup as all three Hong Kong players were knocked out of the quarter-finals at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai.

14 Apr 2013 - 4:44am

Lee Ho-ching gives herself no chance in Asian Cup

Hong Kong table tennis player Lee Ho-ching. Photo: Xinhua

The 20-year-old was drawn against Kasumi Ishikawa of Japan, Wu Yang of China and Seok Ha-jung of South Korea in group C of the US$100,000 tournament, which begins at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai today.

12 Apr 2013 - 4:45am

Hong Kong falling behind regional rivals, skipper Chan Wai-ho says

Chan Wai-ho

Just 10 days before the two sides meet in a 2015 Asian Cup qualifier, Chan admitted Hong Kong would be the underdogs against Vietnam at Mong Kok Stadium on March 22.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:30am

Asian Cup to showcase top players in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Tie Yana has won the Asian Cup before and will be looking for home support this time around. Photo: Felix Wong

The Asian Cup will feature the top 16 men's and women's singles players in the region, who will be vying for US$100,000 in prize money. Each country will be allowed to send a maximum of two players in each category.

28 Feb 2013 - 4:56am

Talking points

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying

Chief executive makes Guangdong trip

6 Feb 2013 - 1:37am