Freestyle skier Eileen Gu and figure skater Zhu Yi, both American-born teenagers who chose to compete for Team China at the Beijing Winter Olympics, have made headlines in China for very different reasons. While Gu won gold and...
Feb 26, 2016
At CNN, Katie Hunt reports that the Tibet Autonomous Region is closed to all foreign visitors and...
Jul 31, 2015
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) this morning announced that China won its $1.5 billion...
Feb 17, 2015
Beijing is vying to become the only city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics with its bid...
Nov 6, 2013
China’s Olympic Committee announced on Tuesday that it will bid against Germany, Kazakhstan,...
Feb 17, 2012
The New York Times brings us a rare piece of good news related to China’s environmental situation: A storm of yellow dust darkens the skies above Beijing, an increasingly familiar phenomenon blamed on the disappearance of...
Apr 21, 2011
Beijing badly lacks water, but much of the available supply is slurped up by luxury apartments and bottling plants. Friends of Nature researchers have recently drawn attention to the additional drain of the million tons a year...
Mar 16, 2006
From Time Asia (link): The first sign that Lotus Mountain is not Aspen comes from the man skiing down the hill in a pin-striped business suit. Other skiers are dressed in more sporty Gore-Tex outfits, but many share the snow-dusted rear of the man dressed for a day at the office. After all, most of […]
Feb 3, 2006
From Knight-Ridder, via the San Jose Mercury News: Enthusiasm — rather than knowledge — is what marks the sudden rise of winter sports around China’s capital, where a flurry of ski resorts and an indoor ski dome have opened in the past few years. Some of the resorts are within sight of the Great Wall […]
Jan 17, 2006
From the Christian Science Monitor: As the “year of the dog” arrives in China, a new fad for those partaking in China’s success is weekend skiing. Office groups migrate to one of eight new ski “villages” outside Beijing. Many arrive in SUVs, the current “it” car also used for fashionable expeditions to outbacks in Gansu […]
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