Nepal’s new Prime Minister, Prachanda, the former Maoist revolutionary leader, chose to visit China for the Olympics closing ceremony for his first official visit rather than make a stop in India, raising questions over...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 13, 2008
Reuters reports on Vice President Xi Jinping’s emergence into the public eye at the Olympics: Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping has tiptoed on to the world stage this Olympics, rubbing shoulders with U.S. President George...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 10, 2008
New tensions are cropping up between Taipei and the mainland over China’s preferred choice of a name for the island to use during the Olympics. From AP: Vice Chairman Liu Te-shun of the Mainland Affairs Council in Taipei...
by Ying Jiang | Jul 9, 2008
French President Nicolas Sarkozy will attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games next month despite an earlier threat to boycott over a crackdown in Tibet, according to ABC News, Australia. Mr Sarkozy told Chinese...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 8, 2008
After the chaos surrounding the Olympic torch relay in Paris and London, various media are publishing editorials and op-eds on China’s role as Olympic host. As the torch enters San Francisco for its only North American...
by Kate Zhao | Jan 27, 2008
According to the Telegraph, Prince Charles has said he will not be attending the Olympics in Beijing, while indirectly implying it is because of human rights concerns: The Prince made his decision known to campaigners for a free...
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