It was official business that brought Zhou Qiang, Communist Party chief of Hunan province, to Atlanta, Georgia, earlier this year, but it was a personal passion that prompted his sole request as a tourist to this southern United States city.Sunday, 26 June, 2011, 12:00am
It was official business that brought Zhou Qiang, Communist Party chief of Hunan province, to Atlanta, Georgia, earlier this year, but it was a personal passion that prompted his sole request as a tourist to this southern United States city.26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Atlanta: World tennis number one Andre Agassi injured his right hamstring and retired against Czech Jiri Vanke in the second round of the Atlanta Challenge. The American sustained the injury when he served at 4-4, 15-40 in the first set.15 Apr 2000 - 12:00am
An Olympic gold medal is the last thing on the mind of Atlanta silver medallist He Ying - she will be happy just to make the Chinese team in Sydney next year.
Despite her unexpected success in the 1996 Games and being ranked in the top three in China, she has yet to be included in the national training squad for the Games Down Under.1 May 1999 - 12:00am
Nine officials responsible for elections in nearly one million mainland villages will go to Atlanta, Georgia, next month to learn about US poll procedures. 'The officials will observe the collection of results in two counties to give them ideas for standardising the village system,' said a spokesman for the Carter Centre.31 Jul 1998 - 12:00am
An all expense-paid trip to the famous Peachtree Run in Atlanta, Georgia beckons for Kjeld Dissing after his convincing victory in the second leg of the adidas King of the Road series at Bowen Road yesterday.27 Jan 1997 - 12:00am
Volleyball is a favourite pastime for many beach-goers, but with the sand variety of the game introduced to the Olympics for the first time at Atlanta, it may be time for Shek O and Stanley regulars to throw away their buckets, spades and barbecue sticks and get in training for 2000. In the meantime the Kent Beach Volleyball Four-Man Championships get underway today in Victoria Park.15 Aug 1996 - 12:00am
The mainland welcomed its Olympic medallists home yesterday afternoon with a lavish ceremony at Beijing's airport and the promise of rich cash rewards for their triumphs in Atlanta.
'China's athletes return to the embrace of the motherland,' announced CCTV news, whose correspondents reported from the tarmac as the Air China jet taxied to a halt a few metres behind them.7 Aug 1996 - 12:00am
Australian Consul-General Geoff Walsh proposed a toast to Sydney and Hong Kong's Lee Lai-shan as Atlanta handed over the Olympic flag to the Mayor of the next host city.6 Aug 1996 - 12:00am