In the New Yorker, Peter Hessler reports on the Olympics as viewed from the village of Sancha, 90 minutes outside Beijing, where he has rented a house for several years: For China, 2008 had been the most traumatic year since...
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 Sophie Beach | Aug 10, 2008
The New York Times looks at how Beijing is behaving as host: The volunteers are part of a much larger script for what may be the most carefully stage-managed spectacle in Olympic history — a grand-scale version of the opening...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 3, 2008
Amid all the official media buzz about the excitement of the Olympics enthusiasts, there have been increasing complaints and criticisms about the Olympics preparations from Chinese netizens. The most telling indicator of such...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 3, 2008
The South China Morning Post (via Glimpse of the World) reports on a representative of property owners who applied to protest in one of the designated protest zones during the Olympics: Ge Yifei , a retired doctor representing...
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 29, 2008
Jill Drew reports in the Washington Post: With the Olympic Games just nine days away, Beijing is winding tighter each day, and visitors need wander no farther than the city’s bar district to experience the preparatory...
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