Monthly Archives: August 2008

Who will be their first to get their hands on gold? (Who’s first?)

Chinese shooting legend Xu Haifeng was once asked whether he would like to trade China’s first Olympic gold medal, which he won at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, for other 10 Olympic titles. “No, absolutely not,” said the sharpshooter. “That gold medal is the milestone of China’s Olympic development. It is part of history.” In […]

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Ueberroth: China deserves the title of ‘champion’

The title of “champion” should not be limited to the best athletes at the Beijing Olympic Games, but also given to China, which has put its heart into hosting the Games, Peter Ueberroth, head of the US Olympic Committee said Monday. “Eighty-six heads of state are coming to the Beijing Olympics…probably more than any seen […]

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Tencent responds to quake with 550 million

Internet portal Tencent signed an agreement with the Chengdu municipal government on May 22 to invest 550 million yuan ($81 million) in an operation center, making it the first investor after the May 12 earthquake. The earthquake did change our investment plans in Sichuan, it accelerated them, an official from the company said. Tencent is […]

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Stars make return journey

When Qiao Liang landed in Iowa in 1993, preparing to start a new life at the University of Iowa with a full scholarship after completing a successful career in the Chinese national gymnastics team, he didn’t expect his homecoming 15 years later would become a national topic. Qiao (better known as Chow in the West) […]

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Qingdao embracing more of Jiaozhou Bay

As the eastern shore of Jiaozhou Bay approaches full development and little land is available for further construction, Qingdao city planners are mapping out a plan to build a new district center around the bay over the next 20 years, Xia Geng, mayor of Qingdao, said in a government work report in January. In a […]

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Pin collectors rush in for Games gala

About 100 Olympic pin collectors braved temperatures higher than 95 degrees to trade their stockpiles with fellow hobbyists at the opening of the Coca-Cola Olympic venue on Aug 3. Pin collecting has gained international recognition as an “unofficial Olympic sport”, and the event attracted traders and spectators from every corner of China and the globe […]

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