from Global News Journal:

Panda-mania rocks Taiwan

December 23, 2008

By Ralph Jennings

Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan arrived in a city gripped by panda-mania today. You would think David Beckham or Tom Cruise had just flown into Taipei.

from Global News Journal:

Remembering Beijing’s cramped housing

December 12, 2008

By Niu Shuping

China's economic reforms have made a huge difference in the availability of affordable and spacious housing.

from Changing China:

China opens Paralympic Games

September 6, 2008

opening cermoney one

Beijing opened the Paralympic Games in spectacular fashion on Saturday, the crowd at the Bird's Nest roaring in approval at the lavish performance overseen by renowned Chinese film director Zhang Yimou.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Britain’s Beijing heroes can teach soccer a thing or two

August 26, 2008

British Olympic medal winnersStanding in the reception of a Heathrow hotel watching a roll call of British gold-medal winners file past, the overriding impression was just how normal they all seemed.

from Changing China:

A pleasant surprise in Beijing

August 25, 2008

Volunteers stand near the targetsI'd expected the worst when I got to Beijing three weeks ago. I remember what it was like in another Communist country -- East Germany with its suppressed and scared people coupled with deplorable service and shoddy quality everywhere you turned.

from Changing China:

Snapshot Beijing, 6: Michael Phelps wins eight golds

August 25, 2008

Phelps in full flow

Michael Phelps trouncing his rivals is always something fantastic to see, and here in Beijing it took your breath away to watch him so often leave everyone else for dead.

from Changing China:

Beijing bustling again already

August 25, 2008

As Olympic visitors started to worry on Sunday about airport return traffic, cars in Beijing were being parked on sidewalks again.

from Changing China:

Olympic fever hits London

August 25, 2008

Riding a wave of sporting euphoria after its best Olympic performance in a century, Britain accepted Olympic host-nation status from China on Sunday with a huge street party in front of Buckingham Palace.

from Changing China:

Snapshot Beijing, 5: Fair play gets forgotten

August 25, 2008

Taekwondo kick to the head

It was everything the event was not supposed to be. The Olympics should embody sportsmanship and fair play. Taekwondo is about discipline and civility in a fight.