Stabbings in Beijing ahead of National Day (Updated)

Xinhua put out a brief report in English only yesterday, but deleted the news again from its own website around 11 pm on September 16. Here is the report, archived by CDT: A man armed with a knife stabbed two people to death and...

In Beijing, a Brand-New Old Quarter (with photos)

In the New York Times, Richard Bernstein takes a walk through the new Dashalan pedestrian district: But while most of the old residential areas of Beijing that have been demolished were transformed into zones of high-rise...

In Beijing, a Little Building Is Defying Olympic Ambitions – Jim Yardley

Not your typical China demolition story. In this case, the petitioners are Chinese Australians. The question: Does it matter? From the New York Times: Beijing observed the one-year countdown to the 2008 Olympics on Wednesday night with fireworks and pageantry at a celebration in Tiananmen Square. A few blocks away, Sun Ruoyu and her sister […]



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