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Beijing Olympics 2008
by Mengyu Dong | Jan 23, 2013
Oiwan Lam at Global Voices Online looks at Chinese art-activist Li Ning and his art group, the Body Art Guerrilla Group, Made-in-J Town. Their work examines forced demolition in Shandong, opposes fees for selecting schools, and...
by Anne Henochowicz | Dec 22, 2012
In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 6, 2010
A year and a half after the Olympics in Beijing, the impressive structures built for the event are left without a purpose. From the New York Times: In 2008, the Chinese built a ball field — boy, what a ball field — known...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 8, 2009
“By many measures the 2008 Olympics were a smashing success, but for the people of Beijing, the Games have left a mixed legacy” From CNN.com: Beijing’s Olympic legacy doesn’t compare with that of Seoul,...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 30, 2009
In the run-up to the Olympic Games in Beijing a year ago, there was much talk that playing host to the Games would force China to become more open and respectful of human rights, especially freedom of expression. Yet, as the New...
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 22, 2009
From the LA Times: The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Statistics reported this month that housing sales in the city dropped 40% last year. Chinese economists have predicted that housing prices will drop 15% to 20% in Beijing this...
Susan Brownell: Was There a Master Plan to Use the Olympic Games to Promote a Positive Image of China to the World ?
by Jenny Leung | Feb 3, 2009
The China Beat has reprinted a version of a paper on the 2008 Beijing Olympics and China’s image, presented at a recent conference at the University of Southern California in January 2009. Below is an excerpt: There was a...
by Sophia Cao | Feb 2, 2009
Discovery Channel’s documentary “Beijing Airport” tells the story of why and how China vowed to build the world’s biggest airport in Beijing, posted by Chinasuperpower via Youtube. Below is a description...
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