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2008 Beijing Olympics

Quote: Cao Jianzhi on The Image of Shanghainese

Quote: Cao Jianzhi on The Image of Shanghainese

“We Shanghainese value our image. We don’t want to lose face in front of the entire world…” ... 

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National Day Parade To Be Bigger Than Olympic Opening Ceremony

National Day Parade To Be Bigger Than Olympic Opening Ceremony

Take a sneak peak of the massive parade being planned & rehearsed in Beijing for the People’s Republic of China’s upcoming 60th Anniversary on October 1, 2009.

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Eliminating Chinglish: First 2008 Beijing, Now 2010 Shanghai

Eliminating Chinglish: First 2008 Beijing, Now 2010 Shanghai

In preparation for the World Expo, Shanghai has published a 20 page guidebook to help correct all of those weird, funny, even lovable English mistranslations.

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Urumqi vs. Lhasa News, Uighurs vs. Iranians, Progaganda & Spin

Urumqi vs. Lhasa News, Uighurs vs. Iranians, Progaganda & Spin

What does American media’s coverage of the 2008 Lhasa Tibetan riots vs. 2009 Urumqi Uighur riots tell us about Americans? Can Uighur activists engage in spin?

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Shanghai Blogger Summit: Not To Be Outdone By Beijing Bloggers

Shanghai Blogger Summit: Not To Be Outdone By Beijing Bloggers

An introduction to the bunch of China bloggers based in Shanghai who met up for drinks and lively conversation, and a review of the shenanigans they were up to.

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What next?  China in the post-Olympics age

What next? China in the post-Olympics age

From The Independent’s slideshow of Olympic photographs. Now that the Olympics are over, the foreign media and China observers are all quick to speculate... 

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Olympics Controversy – Misunderstanding China – Part I: Why It’s Easy For Americans to Hate China

Olympics Controversy – Misunderstanding China – Part I: Why It’s Easy For Americans to Hate China

Disclaimer: “I am here┬áto bridge the gap. Not to hate. Not to love. Not to be biased. Only honesty.” After seeing and hearing many of the critical comments... 

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Will The Olympics Bring Us Together…Even For A Moment?

Will The Olympics Bring Us Together…Even For A Moment?

As we all (should) know, the 2008 Beijing Olympics have arrived and are well underway. In fact, China is running away with the total medal count so far, pocketing... 

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NBC makes Beijing Olympics Opening look better than CCTV

NBC makes Beijing Olympics Opening look better than CCTV

Chinese felt ripped off by the CCTV broadcast version of the Opening Ceremonies, particularly after seeing the NBC version which was “1000 times better.”... 

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Beijing Olympic Games Online Video Stream Guide

Beijing Olympic Games Online Video Stream Guide

Bookmark this page and you can watch the Olympic Games without a TV. Especially useful for catching the events that get little to no airtime — equestrian... 

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Olympics Meme-Watch: Beijing pregnant with anticipation

Olympics Meme-Watch: Beijing pregnant with anticipation

Beijing locals express how they really feel about the Olympics by passing around this clever play on pregnancy terms to describe the current state of mind. Roll-over... 

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China Olympics with Kai Pan on BBC World Service Radio

China Olympics with Kai Pan on BBC World Service Radio

I just had my 15 seconds of fame pseudo-fame on the BBC World Service radio program “World, Have Your Say.” The debate topic was “Are we turning... 

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Translation of Olympic Music Video “Beijing Welcomes You” with 88+ stars

Translation of Olympic Music Video “Beijing Welcomes You” with 88+ stars

We just posted the Olympic Video World of Warcraft edition. Our new contributing editor, Thalia Kwok (aka Chinkerfly), did a great job with a CN Reviews exclusive:... 

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World of Warcraft Olympic Video: Azeroth does “Beijing Welcomes You”

World of Warcraft Olympic Video: Azeroth does “Beijing Welcomes You”

Forget about the Iraqi’s, what about the Alliance and the Horde from the Land of Azeroth? World of Warcraft junkies will get a kick out of this Olympics music... 

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2008 Olympic Deals: $1 Meals and $1,131 Internet Acccess

2008 Olympic Deals: $1 Meals and $1,131 Internet Acccess

To say that the run-up to the Oympics (whee, 9 days left, rah rah) has been a stomach-churning, mind-numbing roller-coaster ride of twists and turns and ups and... 

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