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 19, 2008
For the National Post, Joshua Kurlantzick looks at how rural citizens are viewing the Olympics: Not surprisingly, for many of these rural dwellers the Games might be an interesting distraction on TV, rather than a source of...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 14, 2008
Edward Cody of the Washington Post went into the countryside of China to find out what people there think of the Olympics, and discovered they are too busy working the fields to care: About two-thirds of China’s 1.3...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 11, 2008
Erik Eckholm writes in the New York Times: In April, 12 elderly civic leaders from Chinatown in New York City decided to visit the Olympic Village in Beijing to beat the crowds and see the structures that already had the world...
The Olympic Dream of a Hundred Years Has Come True, How Long Until the Journey to the Constitution is Completed?
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 10, 2008
Beijing based lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan (刘晓原) writes in his blog, translated by M.J.: A hundred years ago, “Tianjin Youth Daily” asked three questions that stunned the nation: When will China send an athlete to participate...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 8, 2008
The New York Times watched the Olympics opening ceremony from a home in the hutongs with a architectural preservation activist: “Beijing,” Jacques Rogge, the International Olympic Committee president, would say with his...
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...
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