As the Olympics wind down in London, there can be little doubt in anyone's mind that this Olympics is about politics. How else can one explain the string of smears against Chinese athletes and their performances - coming from unexpected sources such as the prestigious journal of Nature - all in the name of "science and objectivity" - as well as expected sources such as the NY … [Read more...] about The Political Olympics
Beijing landlords reap disappointment at Olympics Overall, I would say that the games have been a staggering success. I'm extremely happy for China. But... since Xinhua broke the ice, one of the concerns I had leading up to the games was the shortfall of the economic benefit from expectations. Landlords didn't get the occupancy they hoped for - 60% of the units were vacant. … [Read more...] about (Letter) Xinhua – Post games analysis has started.
There is "A Reporter's Guide to Covering the Olympics", supposedly found in the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong, at Time's China Blog. It is well worth a read. … [Read more...] about A must-read: a reporter's guide to covering the Olympics
- written by Brandon It has been the case for well over 2000 years that with a huge population and rich diversities in custom, cuisines, dialects, culture, religions, ethnicities, and political views, it’s always a challenge for any Chinese government to unit its people. However, recent events provided the Central Empire another silver bullet in its arsenal to achieve just … [Read more...] about (Letter from Brandon) The Butterfly Effect – How to Unite the Chinese