This Week in China
Top Story Andrew Wong/Getty Images With just over a week left to go before the Olympics, strong wind and rain have helped improve air quality in Beijing. But the Chinese government isn’t taking any chances, eyeing “emergency measures” that still may not be enough to clear the skies. On the ground, officials are hiding buildings ...
With just over a week left to go before the Olympics, strong wind and rain have helped improve air quality in Beijing. But the Chinese government isn’t taking any chances, eyeing “emergency measures” that still may not be enough to clear the skies. On the ground, officials are hiding buildings and areas considered to be Olympic eyesores behind newly erected walls.
Despite increased security measures, violence broke out among some 50,000 people waiting in line when the final batch of Olympic tickets went on sale Friday. Olympic organizers apologized for a scuffle between police and reporters in Hong Kong.
China’s anti-doping officials are planning the toughest drug-testing program in Olympic history.
What’s more, a new sex determination lab will test female Olympians suspected to be males.
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback suspects the Chinese government is planning to spy on hotel guests during the games.
Authorities detained a teacher who had posted images of schools that collapsed in the Sichuan earthquake on the Internet.
Vice President Xi Jinping expressed concern over the ICC’s case against Sudanese president Hassan al-Bashir, as Sudan’s finance minister visited Beijing Tuesday.
An unlikely alliance between China and India helped spur this week’s breakdown in the Doha trade talks.
An anticipated coal shortage may spark an electricity crisis.
With 253 million users, China is now the world’s biggest Internet market.
Aerobic pole dancing is a hit in fitness clubs.
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