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...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 17, 2008
Now that the glow of the Olympics is wearing off, journalists are taking another look at post-Olympics/Paralympics China and are not so optimistic. From AP: China received widespread praise for organizing the games, which...
by Jenny Leung | Sep 16, 2008
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...
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 2, 2008
Cao Jingxing wirtes in the Hong Kong-based Ming Pao Monthly, translated in the ESWN blog: Some people have called 2008 the “Year of the Volunteers” in China. This is not just about the Olympics, but the Wenchuan...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 31, 2008
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...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 29, 2008
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...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 26, 2008
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...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 25, 2008
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...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 24, 2008
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...
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