The United Kingdom’s Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is trying to ‘turbo-charge’ tourism to the UK by capitalizing on fervor surrounding the Olympics. According to The Guardian, despite the high demand for Chinese tourists, many...
by Jenny Leung | Nov 18, 2008
A recent study by Ogilvy Group China & Millward Brown ACSR China looks at Chinese nationalism from the angle of consumer culture. The research based its data on events leading up to the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the role...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 24, 2008
On the Newsweek blog, Jonathan Ansfield interviews the editor of the Chinese edition of Sports Illustrated about superstar hurdler Liu Xiang’s withdrawal from the Olympics and the skepticism among some that he dropped out...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 6, 2008
The New York Times reports on how G.E. is looking to use the Beijing Olympics as a chance to reposition itself as a global corporation: This is not G.E.’s first effort to position itself as a global behemoth. Since most G.E....
by Kate Zhao | Feb 11, 2008
China stock markets will reopen on Wednesday after the one-week Spring Festival holiday. Contrary to hopes that the government will shore up markets ahead of the Olympics Games, analysts are predicting that China may see a...
by Liu Yong | Dec 7, 2007
From The Financial Times: Acer , the world’s third-largest personal computer vendor, has beaten its close rival Lenovo to become a global sponsor of the Olympic Games. Acer will become one of 11 global sponsors for the Olympics from January 2009 to 2012. It will supply notebook and desktop computers and monitors to the 2010 […]
by Sophie Beach | Nov 14, 2007
The New York Times writes about advertising agencies competing for Olympic glory in Beijing: …The coming Games in Beijing, now less than nine months away, promise to be an important moment for Madison Avenue, if not for furthering understanding among nations. The billions of dollars that will be spent on Olympics-related advertising ” directly by […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 31, 2007
AP follows up on the Olympics child labor allegations: A company alleged to have used child labor to produce licensed products for the 2008 Beijing Olympics has had its contract terminated, Beijing organizers said Tuesday. In addition, three other companies accused of labor-law violations in a report released in early June have had their contracts […]
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