According to the PEW Research Center, official corruption is considered a “very big...
by Anne Henochowicz | Dec 10, 2012
In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 29, 2012
Since the opening of the Beijing Olympics four years ago—a declaration of national arrival which awed some and terrified others—the question has lingered of how London would follow it. Comparisons were inevitable, and perhaps...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 15, 2011
As reported on Monday, the Jiangsu village of Huaxi recently unveiled a 328-metre skyscraper, crowned with a golden disco ball and housing a one-ton solid gold ox. The Guardian has now published a video report on the village and...
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 Paulina Hartono | Jan 9, 2009
The iconic Olympic stadium, the Bird’s Nest, has yet to secure a post-Olympic use. Stephen Wade, from the Associated Press reports: The iconic National Stadium drew acclaim for its daring design, an engineering marvel that...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 17, 2008
With Beijing having now officially entered its Olympics year (by the lunar calendar) we resurrect a five-part Discovery Channel broadcast from last year on the remaking of city for the Olympics, a process that is...
by Liu Yong | Jan 20, 2008
From AP via News.com.au: Chines authorities have covered up the deaths of at least 10 workers in their rush to finish the Olympic stadium for the games that get underway on August 8, it was reported overnight. According to the Sunday Times newspaper Chinese officials have effectively bought off the families of the dead workers […]
by Michael Zhao | Dec 16, 2007
Quite an “achievement” for Beijing, home to three of Time magazine’s 10 architectural mavels for 2007. From time.com: #6 | Olympic Stadium, Beijing Athletes at the Summer Games will compete in a nestlike venue by Herzog & de Meuron. #7 | CCTV Headquarters, Beijing A tetrahedronal structure by Rem Koolhaas will be the most radically […]
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