Author: Zhaohua Li

Zhaohua Li is an American-born independent journalist based in Beijing. He has written on Asia for the Christian Science Monitor, the San Francisco Chronicle and Frommer's guidebooks, among other publications. He is currently also a Blakemore-Freeman fellow in Chinese language studies at Tsinghua University. His interests in China run from the energy and the environment to media and pop culture.
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Beijing’s Special Corrections Operation

Residents of Beijing have noticed their city growing smaller, rather than larger, as the Olympics approach. This strange shrinkage is a result of the pre-Olympics eviction of migrant workers and other “undesirables,” a months-long clean-up effort officially known as the Peaceful Olympics Special Correction Operation. The precise mechanism of the eviction process has

July 21, 2008 10:32 AM

Photo: Olympics venue workers

July 18, 2008 12:34 AM

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