Four years later, most of the sports facilities built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics have remained untouched since the extravagant closing ceremony. The Water Cube, the main stadium for aquatics during the Olympics, is now...
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 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...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 12, 2008
Nathan Myhrvold, the former chief technology officer of Microsoft, continues his guest-blogging for the New York Times’ Freakonomics blog with a trip to Beijing: One thing that struck me about the Olympic architecture is...
by dwang | Oct 20, 2008
In another controversy surrounding the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Liu Zhihua, the man who oversaw Olympic building construction and was charged with corruption, now faces a suspended death sentence for two years. His offenses...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 24, 2008
A couple of recent articles have highlighted the destruction of Beijing to make way for Olympics construction. AP reports on the Qianmen neighborhood of the city: The redevelopment project, covering an area roughly 17 blocks...
CDT in the News
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- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods