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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rather than enhancing human rights, the Beijing Olympic Games have led to a human rights crackdown by the Chinese government, activists say.
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.
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.
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.