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 Xiao Qiang | Sep 5, 2008
Here is Part II of CDT’s translation of segments of a long interview with Zhang Yimou, the General Director of the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony, from Southern Weekend. Read Part I of the CDT translation here. Southern...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 5, 2008
The Times questions what impact the Paralympics will have on disability rights in China: In the Olympics ceremony, the 56 children who organisers claimed came from the 56 ethnic groups in China were from the dominant Han group....
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 24, 2008
Dan Baynes reports in Bloomberg: The Beijing Games closed tonight with an endorsement from the top Olympics official, China on top of the gold-medal standings and wins for the U.S. men’s basketball and volleyball teams on...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 17, 2008
Southern Weekend has a lengthy interview with Zhang Yimou, the General Director of the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony. The following sections of the interview, translated by CDT, help illuminate the political machinations...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 14, 2008
A dancer rehearsing for the Olympics Opening Ceremony was seriously injured in a fall during rehearsals and may be paralyzed for life, according to a report in the New York Times: The organizers of the opening ceremonies seemed...
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