Olympics

Chinese Visa Plan Poses ‘Security Threat’

The United Kingdom’s Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is trying to ‘turbo-charge’ tourism to the UK by capitalizing on fervor surrounding the Olympics. According to The Guardian, despite the high demand for Chinese tourists, many...

The Olympics: Just Games?

For the Chinese, the Olympics have always been something more than just games: the longstanding medal-oriented ideology has linked sports achievements to national glory. As the 2012 London Olympics loom, although the national...

Behind in Quantity, McDonald’s Touts Quality

Fast-food giant McDonald’s will open a record 225 to 250 outlets in China this year, according to its China chief, as it boosts investment in an attempt to catch up to its main rival. From China Daily: “In 2012, I...

China Showcases Next Olympic Stars

The 7th Chinese City Games opened in Jianxi’s provincial capital of Nanchang on Sunday, but not without a nontraditional approach to breeding talent in the last significant multi-sport event China will hold before the 2012...

China Tells Mugabe “To Behave”

Excerpts from this recent Telegraph article also supports the observation that news reports of China’s activities in Africa have dramatically decreased in the run-up to the Olympics.  A demand by China that the Zimbabwean...

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