In response to the furor over the Olympics lip-synching incident, China is set to ban the practice of pantomiming to songs. From Telegraph: Now, the Ministry of Culture plans to name and shame performers caught lip-synching....
by Linjun Fan | Aug 18, 2008
Beijing-based legal scholar Xu Zhiyong (许志永) writes on his blog, translated by CDT: Seven-year-old Yang Peiyi sang a lovely song for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games. However, audiences all over the world...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 18, 2008
Juliet Macur reports in the New York Times: He, who is listed as 16 but whose age has been at issue at these Olympics, won the gold. Liukin, the all-around Olympic champion, won silver, her fourth medal of these Games. China’s...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 16, 2008
Christie Blatchford reports in the Globe and Mail: What is of real interest in the reporting of this story is, unusually, the reporting. Credit is due bloggers here in China, and ex-pat professor Xiao Qiang (now at the School of...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 14, 2008
While Reuters just reported that “China not rattled by age questions,” here is an archived online news report mentioning the age of He Kexin (何可欣), one of China’s famous six. The news was posted on November 3,...
Another Olympic Secret: Who Was Actually Singing as the National Flag Entered the Stadium? (Updated)
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 11, 2008
Lin Miaoke (林妙可)，the adorable nine-year-old girl who sang “Ode to the Motherland” 《歌唱祖国》when the Chinese national flag entered the Bird’s Nest Stadium during the Olympics Opening Ceremony, is now the hottest...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 9, 2008
Translated by CDT from the Beijing Times, via qq.com: In yesterday’s Opening Ceremony, a step-by-step series of fireworks-sequenced footprints that “walked” from Yongdingmen along the central axis to the...
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