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Jiang Tianyi is our future, says Hong Kong coach

The future of men's table tennis in Hong Kong lies with Jiang Tianyi, even if he fails to make it past the quarter-finals in London, according to coach Chan Kong-wah.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:42pm

Awesome times demand shocking new words

Thousands of new entries, including catchy and popular phrases from the internet age, appear in the sixth edition of a well-known Chinese-language dictionary that hit stores yesterday.

The woman behind the compilation said the additions reflected how the country had rapidly transformed in the information age.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Jiang putting himself in limelight with calligraphy

Former president Jiang Zemin is back in the limelight after creating high-profile calligraphy for an airport in his hometown, a gesture one analyst said shows he is still capable of wielding some influence in the leadership reshuffling later this year.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Trio punished for criticising Jiang

Three dissidents were jailed for up to a decade last year for 'inviting subversion of state power' in a 'secret trial' - the details of which have only now emerged, a Hong Kong-based rights organisation said yesterday.

9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Fit to print: Jiang Zemin finds a new lease of life

Ex-president Jiang Zemin, 85, is on a mission to improve the foreign language skills of the country's cadres - showing just how wildly exaggerated were the recent rumours of his death.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Jiang has censors doing river dance

Let's say you want to read up on this summer's flooding of the Yangtze River. Or wonder about taking a trip along the Yellow River. Or want to check the lyrics of Cry Me a River. If you are on the mainland, the censors might very well leave you high and dry.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Jin Jiang looks to US and Europe

The owner of the landmark Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai plans to flex its muscles outside the mainland with acquisitions in the United States and Europe.

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

PLA fighter jets join in Turkey air exercises

The PLA is spreading its wings - sending fighter jets to Turkey for mock dogfights in its first air exercises with a Nato country.

Turkish press reports yesterday confirmed the unprecedented involvement of PLA air force jets in Turkey's annual joint exercises, known as Anatolian Eagle, held over the centre of the country last week.

6 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report headlined 'Jiang's new chapter hits headlines' on page A6 yesterday wrongly stated that A Chronicle of Jiang Zemin's Thoughts (1989-2008) contains 48,000 Chinese characters. The correct figure should be 480,000.

26 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Report tips massive PLA troop cuts

Although officials have been denying it for months, the PLA appears set to cut a third of its troops in the coming years according to the respected publication Jane's Defence Weekly.

In its 'annual defence report', Jane's said that amid international concerns over the 'China threat', Beijing had sent out mixed messages about its military intentions this year.

19 Dec 2009 - 12:00am