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Liu Peng

Liu Peng

Liu Peng, 24, rides a pedicab around the streets just south of Tiananmen Square, looking for tourists to pay him 50 yuan an hour to take them through the traditional hutong in the area.

Wednesday, 30 April, 2008, 12:00am

Straighten up and fly right, selectors told

The mainland's sports minister issued a stern warning yesterday to officials to avoid corrupt practices in the selection of athletes for the Games.

22 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Games hopefuls are starting to feel the heat

Chinese athletes at next year's Beijing Olympics could be placed under unbearable pressure to succeed, Sports Minister Liu Peng said.

The emerging sports superpower, which bagged home 32 gold medals in Athens three years ago, is tipped to attain supremacy on home soil, an outlook, Liu said, that is probably taking a toll.

19 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Prodigy's our poster boy, says top official

Ding Junhui's success in Doha and on the professional tour is a boon for the sport on the mainland, according to a top official.

Liu Peng, director of the Sports General Administration of China, said snooker was a sport with a big competitive base, which gave it great potential for development at both elite and grass-roots level.

7 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Free athletes to make money: official

Liu Peng says management needs reform, after the Tian Liang sponsorship row

The mainland's new sports chief has vowed to improve management to make the sector more self-sufficient and reflect the modern sporting world's commercial realities.

5 Feb 2005 - 12:00am