Last time I was in Beijing was two and half year ago. Beijing now is once again a very different city, the investment must have far exceeded $40 Billion. The most impressive is the frequent return of blue sky in Fall Beijing, here is the evidence: … [Read more...] about Blue Sky in Beijing
China kicked off 2008 Paralympics on September 6 (h/t to CBC for covering it): … [Read more...] about (Letter) Beijing Paralympics Opening Ceremony
Here's a photo of the two girls inside the Bird's Nest, which makes Times UK's "banned" reporting less reliable: … [Read more...] about (Letter) Yang Peiyi and Lin Miaoke inside the Bird’s Nest
The Olympics are over (except for the Paralympics, that is) and people have trickled out of Beijing, but still in their heads and mine is probably this catchy (some say annoying) song that was sung by an ensemble of veritable who's-who in today's Chinese popular music world. Chinese people seem to really like this kind of qunxing (群星) or star-ensemble singing, where phrases are … [Read more...] about Beijing Welcomed You … so did you remember its song?
How will Japanese athletes and their supporters be received during the Olympic Games in Beijing? Will they be booed by Chinese spectators? Will the Chinese show the propriety to stand up in respect when the Japanese national flag is raised and the Japanese national anthem played in the award-giving ceremonies? From their past experiences in sports engagements with China, the … [Read more...] about Japanese athletes and spectators brace against booing in Beijing. Are they over-reacting?