Written by Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, from Project Syndicate: China lobbied long and hard to host this summer’s Olympics, and thousands of Chinese literally danced in the streets when...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 2, 2008
The Economist is holding a debate over the proposition: “It was a mistake to award the Olympics to Beijing.” The pro side is represented by Gordon G. Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, while Charles W....
by Xiao Qiang | May 30, 2008
From The Far Eastern Economic Review: It was springtime in the eighth year of a young century and the Olympics would begin soon in an old capital. No medals would be awarded until the summer, but the ’08 Games were already...
by Kate Zhao | May 9, 2008
From The Christian Science Monitor: Some Olympiads are born controversial, some achieve controversy, and some have controversy thrust upon them. Though few editions of the modern Olympic Games have been as bitterly contested as...
by Liu Yong | May 2, 2008
From Reuters: U.S. actress Mia Farrow expressed solidarity with Tibetans but said she was focused on pressuring China over its support for Sudan and called on world leaders to boycott the Olympics opening ceremony. Farrow, best...
by Meredith Godwin | Apr 20, 2008
The Wall Street Journal talks to Susan Brownell an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the the University of Missouri- St. Louis who was a nationally-ranked athlete in the United States before winning a gold medal for Beijing...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 17, 2008
Amid calls to boycott Carrefour and other French businesses following pro-Tibet protests in Paris that disrupted the Olympic torch relay, the government may be now making an effort to rein in the nationalist sentiment which has...
by Kate Zhao | Apr 15, 2008
From the Financial Times: China has overtaken the US as the biggest threat to global stability in the eyes of Europeans, according to a Harris opinion poll for the Financial Times. The recent wave of protests and riots in Tibet...
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