Jane Macartney reports in the Times: “This is a wedding. It’s a festive occasion. Look happy, much happier. Do that scene again and this time let’s really feel your joy. Move the audience …” The famed Peking...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 16, 2008
Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, writes about the so-called Age of Authoritarianism, as evidenced by the Beijing Olympics and Russia’s actions in Georgia: If it is not yet an age, it is at least a...
by Sophia Cao | Aug 15, 2008
From Reuters: Tibet protests bring out East-West divisions as tensions surface in Beijing. Political and cultural divisions persist in Beijing behind the scene of a so far relatively smooth summer games. A handful of pro-Tibet...
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 | Aug 9, 2008
Evan Osnos of the Chicago Tribune looks at various scenarios affecting the potential fall-out from the Olympics: In the weeks to come, these factors are likely to congeal into one of two scenarios: China recovers from the...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 6, 2008
Jim Yardley of the New York Times is the latest to use the approach of the Olympics to look at prospects for political reform in China: …If the Olympics have presented unmistakable challenges and crises, the Communist...
by Liu Yong | Jul 28, 2008
From Reuters: One of China’s leading dissidents, Chen Ziming, hopes the Beijing Olympics will be like the Seoul Games in 1988 and lead to political reform and not like the Nazi propaganda-driven Berlin Olympics of 1936....
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