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Taiwanese politician offers to help Chinese activist whose daughter is barred from school

Taiwan politician Hung Chih-kun sharing his DPP membership card on Weibo. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A high-ranking member of the Taiwanese opposition Democratic Progressive Party has taken up the cause of a mainland activist's 10 year-old daughter - who has been barred from attending school.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Rights activist sues Anhui police over illegal detention of daughter

Zhang Lin, 49, who was previously jailed for leading student hunger strikes in Anhui in support of the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy movement, lodged his case with provincial prosecutors on Friday.

26 Mar 2013 - 2:30pm

A world champion begs for a living

The plight of a 28-year-old former world champion gymnast battling poverty, injury and unemployment has put the spotlight on the mainland's system of producing top athletes.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Pool power

China's Zhang Ling churns through the water in the men's 400m freestyle final during the Good Luck Beijing 2008 Swimming China Open at the National Aquatics Centre, nicknamed Water Cube, yesterday. Zhang won the gold in the test event for the Beijing Olympics. Meanwhile, Hong Kong freestyle swimmer Chan Yu-ning finished seventh in a close women's 50m final.

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Hong Kong's Zhang clinches first pro title

Hong Kong's Zhang Ling clinched her first professional title with victory in the US$10,000 International Tennis Federation series tournament in Wellington, New Zealand, at the weekend.

The 17-year-old, who started playing on the senior circuit a year ago, defeated Kairangi Vano of New Zealand 6-1, 6-1 in the final.

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

HK juniors' hunger aces Argentina

A 'hunger for victory' drove Hong Kong's triumph over defending champions Argentina in the last pool game of the Junior Fed Cup World Finals in Barcelona, said coach Benny Lin Bing-Chao.

Hong Kong, who made the finals for the first time ever this year and were unfamiliar with clay-court conditions, lost the first two rounds to France and the United States.

1 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Too soon for records, says coach

CHINA national deputy swimming coach Zhang Xiong does not expect his charges to make an impact at next month's World Championships in Perth, saying his swimmers were still recovering from October's China National Games.

21 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Dissident freed before visit

A prominent dissident in Anhui province has been released on bail apparently to avoid his case being raised when President Jiang meets his American hosts next week.

Shen Liangqing returned to his home in Hefei on Monday after being held for 47 days, the New York-based Human Rights in China said yesterday.

22 Oct 1997 - 12:00am