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2008-08-25 09:00:42

By Jim Yardley What now for China? The Olympic closing ceremony on Sunday ended not just the Beijing Games but also nearly a decade in which the ruling Communist Party had made the Olympics an organizing principle in national life. Almost nothing has superseded the Olympics as a political priority in China. But the close of the Games now means the opening of a new, still undefined, post-Olympic era in China. With China earning praise for its staging of the Games and criticism for its...

2008-08-23 00:00:27

By Clifford Coonan Clear blue skies. A shiny, fast-moving new city. The warm applause of a global audience. And a fantastic haul of gold medals to boot. The Communist Party will be very happy this weekend when the closing festivities of the Beijing Olympic Games mark, as predicted, China's re-emergence as a global superpower. China is a country where very often you can say one thing and the opposite is also true, and in line with this dictum, it's been an Olympics of opposites. On the one...

2008-08-20 06:00:26

Text of press release published by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on 19 August New York, 19 August: Research published today by OpenNet Initiative says that more than 50 websites related to news, human rights, and pro-Tibet groups were blocked in Beijing and in the Olympics Main Press Centre as the Games were about to begin. Those sites included the website of the Committee to Protect Journalists, www.cpj.org. OpenNet Initiative, an academic partnership that...

2008-08-12 06:00:49

By Ted C. Fishman P eople in my home town, Chicago, are watching the Beijing Olympics carefully. Like everyone I've talked to, I'm dazzled. I also hope China does well in the Games because, as a frequent visitor to China, I know how much the Games mean to my friends there. Chicago is vying to host the Summer Games in 2016. What on earth could Chicago do to top the $50 billion party the Chinese government is throwing? With the thousands of rhythmic humans and the greatest fireworks...

2008-08-06 12:00:16

OFFICIALS are investigating reports that two Britons have been detained in China after unfurling Tibetan flags and two banners outside the Bird's Nest Olympic stadium in Beijing, the British Embassy in Beijing said today. The protest group Students for a Free Tibet said four Tibet activists from Britain and the United States were detained in Beijing today after displaying two 140-square-foot banners outside the Olympic stadium. The first read: "One World, One Dream: Free Tibet" in...

2008-08-06 09:00:16

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By John Duce] Beijing, Aug. 6 Kyodo - A series of small protests were held in Beijing on Wednesday as demonstrators attempted to evade the massive security operation in place for the Olympic Games. Four American and British activists belonging to Students for a Free Tibet, a New York-based advocacy group, were detained by Chinese authorities after unfurling "Free Tibet" banners, the group said on its website. The...

2008-08-02 12:00:32

Rather than enhancing human rights, the Beijing Olympic Games have led to a human rights crackdown by the Chinese government, activists say. Human rights campaigners say thousands of dissidents, gadflies and malcontents have been arrested this summer in the run-up to the Games because the Chinese Communist Party is determined to avoid having the Olympics used a human rights forum, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The Olympics have reversed the clock, Nicholas Bequelin, a Hong...

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2008-07-29 09:00:00

The Beijing Olympics coincide with our party conventions heralding the countdown to November's presidential election. With the world's media spotlight on China and the United States, both presidential candidates will undoubtedly be tested by unforeseen developments. Contenders Barack Obama and John McCain should avoid condemning China, and instead signal their intention to develop a personal relationship of trust with their Chinese counterpart soon after taking office. China's human rights...

2008-07-25 12:01:01

The wife of a blind, jailed Chinese rights activist has appealed to President Hu Jintao to end official harassment of her family, saying she cannot wait for the Olympics to end. Yuan Weijing's husband, Chen Guangcheng, was jailed for four years and three months last year for disrupting traffic and damaging property, charges his wife and critics say were concocted by officials angry at his exposure of forced late-term abortions in his hometown in Shandong Province. "I once believed the...

2008-07-20 03:00:35

By Tang, David Albert Speer was commissioned by the Chinese government to lay out a masterplan for the access to the Olympic Green in Beijing. His design consisted of one impressive avenue connecting the Forbidden City and the National Stadium in which the opening ceremony will take place. Speer is indeed the son of the infamous Albert, chief architect to Hitler and his minister of armaments. Speer Senior had also laid out his signature axis within Hitler's megalomaniac city 'Welthaupstadt...


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