The new leadership's campaign against corruption has claimed another local senior official.Monday, 17 December, 2012, 4:52am
In his first trip to Beijing this week, American-born NBA star Jeremy Lin gave his fans a heartfelt thanks and devoured several helpings of a signature Beijing dish.
'We had Beijing kaoya [roast duck] last night - we had a lot,' Lin, of Chinese descent, said yesterday. He spoke mostly in English, occasionally using Putonghua, such as the name of the dish. 'It was very good.'15 Aug 2012 - 11:20pm
Fang Yuting, 23, Cheng Ming, 26, Xu Jing, 22 Women's team
Major achievement: 2012 Olympic test event silver medal27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong men's team had to settle for a silver medal after they lost to pre-tournament favourites China 3-0 in the final of the world team cup in Magdeburg, Germany last night. Wang Liqin, the reigning world champion, made a perfect start for China when he won in three straight games 11-8, 11-5, 11-7 against Li Ching.8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
A tearful Ma Lin, losing finalist in the men's singles final at the world championships, last night burst into tears during the post-match interview after receiving a call on his mobile phone. On a day when China swept all five titles on offer, there was only heartbreak for Ma.28 May 2007 - 12:00am
China continued to dominate at the world championships as three players from the mainland team marched into today's men's singles semi-finals.
World number one Ma Lin had little difficulty routing Vladimir Samsonov of Belarus 4-1 in the quarters yesterday, as he extended his unbeaten head-to-head record to six wins over one of the best European players.27 May 2007 - 12:00am
Li Ching and Ko Lai-chak's hopes of ending the year as the world's best doubles pairing ended in despair after they crashed out in the semi-finals of the US$290,000 Volkswagen Pro Tour Grand Finals before a crowd of disbelieving spectators yesterday.17 Dec 2006 - 12:00am
A new transfer system in which clubs placed bids to secure the services of the top six mainland players has thrown the China Super League into disarray after the defending champions, Shaanxi Yinhe Guoliang, refused to honour their 5.01 million yuan bid for Ma Lin, the world number four.
Shaanxi made the bid last month to ensure that Ma would play for them for another season.2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
Ma Lin and Chen Qi
Age: 24 (Ma Lin)
Event: Men's Doubles
Age: 20 (Chen Qi)
Event: Men's Doubles6 Sep 2004 - 12:00am
Table tennis is a pressure game. And for China's men's team, taking the nation's favourite game to both the World Team Championships and the Olympics this year, anxiety is running high.
A month ago, in the kind of disciplinary action most people presumed had vanished with Mao suits, four young players were expelled from the national team for 'conducting romances'.15 Feb 2004 - 12:00am