Category Archives: 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

Web 2.0 unites around #080808 campaign

August 8, 2008 is here and so is the latest Twitter hashtag (#tag) campaign: #080808. Twitter is a “microblogging” platform that allows users to post updates to their profiles in 140 characters or less, about the length of typical English … Continue reading

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Old dictionaries and the Olympics

Yuan Shang (元尚) writes about old translations for ‘Olympics’ in the China Reading Journal (中华读书报).

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Don’t ask so laowai don’t have to tell

An essay was written by Geremie Barmé, scholar, filmmaker and author of the new book The Forbidden City.

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Life in Beijing on the eve of the Olympics

Two bloggers assess Beijing’s livability during the Olympics.

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Olympics advice from ex-CNN journalist

Former Beijing Bureau chief Rebecca MacKinnon offers advice to foreign journalists coming to the Olympics.

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Three official protest zones for Olympics

Three special protest zones for uppity foreigners who want to ‘express themselves’ during the Olympics.

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Yao Ming’s return and China’s best golf courses

Yao Ming This roundup of the past week’s sporting news is from China Sports Today. Yao Ming rejoined the Chinese national team Thursday night in a game against Serbia. The Houston Rockets center had been out with a stress fracture … Continue reading

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No blacks or Mongolians for bars, or no sources for SCMP?

A dodgy story in the South China Morning Post.

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A court house for the Olympics

The Olympic Village People’s Court moved out of its temporary location in Yayuncun and into snazzy new digs between the Athletes’ Village and the Badaling Expressway.

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China could have superpowers

This morning, the insightful headline story on Xinhua and the China Daily read: “Opening ceremony could be rain-free.” The article explains “the chance of rain during the opening ceremony is slimmer than reported earlier, but thunderstorms, high temperatures and muggy skies still pose a threat to the Beijing Olympics.”

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