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China Relishes Olympics Legacy

On the one year anniversary of the opening of the Olympics in Beijing, journalists are reflecting on the legacy of the Games for Beijing and for China. From the Christian Science Monitor: One year after Beijing hosted the Summer...

A Crisis Rooted In Two Chinas

“Milk scare stems from problematic ‘normal’ China, while the ‘abnormal’ China is a show-time success,” Bill Schiller writes in theStar.com: Christopher Hughes, a professor of international...

What We Learned

Dr. Fei-Ling Wang published the following essay at the International Herald Tribune: The spectacular and successful 2008 Beijing Olympic Games have given the world a lot to think about. It may be still early to fully assess the...

Chinese Romance in the Air During Beijing Olympics

The Beijing Olympics allowed the Chinese people to present themselves as more romantic to the world, according to Xinhua News Agency: Zhang Yimou, the famed film director and the opening ceremony director, said the 2008 Beijing...

Were the Olympics Worth It?

“Posted on the Chinese MSN site, an article (that appears to have originated at ifeng.com) discusses whether the Beijing Olympics were worth their unprecedented budget, with opinions from economists and average readers,...

An Olympic Evaluation

Eric Setzekorn is a graduate student at UC Irvine specializing in military history and is currently finishing an exchange semester with the Beijing University history department. He writes in the China Beat blog: For foreigners...

Ann Kent: China’s Thin Veil of Compliance

From The Canberra Times: Why the official paranoia, why the theatre, why the intense security which made life so difficult? The need for security against international terrorism, while legitimate to a degree, was exaggerated to...

Did the Games Improve Rights in China?

The BBC looks at whether the Olympics had the positive impact on the rights situation in China that many observers hoped for: The immediate impact was both positive and negative. On the plus side, tough restrictions on foreign...

Were China’s Glittering Games All Gold?

Minxin Pei of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace grades China on its hosting of the Olympics: By the time the Olympics ended, Beijing had clearly won the all-around gold. As a Chinese-born academic who was skeptical...

A Look Back at Beijing 2008

Two days after the Olympics have closed and Der Spiegel is one of many already looking back on Beijing 2008: There were two worlds in Beijing, one on the inside of the stadium and the other sporting facilities. And one on the...

Orville Schell: China’s Post-Olympic Challenge

From the Business Standard: For the last two decades, Chinese leaders have been diligently trying to build a new edifice in order to gain some of that missing respect. This made a successful Olympic Games, when all the world...

China Showed the World that It’s Out of Sync

Tion Kwa, an editorial writer at The Straits Times in Singapore, is currently a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society in Washington. He writes in the Japan Times: What I found particularly disquieting about the opening...

Li Puman: The Post-Olympics Era is a False Question

What will happen to China after the Olympics? Chinese blogger Li Puman (李普曼) writes in 1510 tribe blog: There is no doubt that we have high expectations for the post-Olympics era. Some people care about the degree of media...

Olympics as PR: Here’s the New, Modern China

Henry Sanderson reports for the Associated Press: … the modern image that China is showcasing to the world during its turn in the white-hot Olympic spotlight may be nice to look at, but the Communist Party remains firmly...

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