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Will China Change the Olympics?

China has dreamed of hosting the Olympics for a century, but what will the Beijing Games mean for this Western cultural institution? Continue reading

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Bringing the World to Beijing

A well-known global PR firm and China’s Olympic Committee search for the right way to present China to the world. Continue reading

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Beijing’s Plan for Olympic Victory

China is determined to be the top recipient of gold medals at the Beijing Olympics. Continue reading

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Middle Kingdom: Q&A with Wu Ping

What province do China’s best athletes come from? In China, almost every province has its own top sports. For example, there are many first-class badminton players in Hunan Province, and Hebei Province is famous for shooting. However, among all the … Continue reading

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Chinese Sports Medicine

QIAN Jinhua, the general-secretary of the Chinese Association of Sports Medicine, provides some insight into the practice of sports medicine in China. Does the practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) affect the physical conditioning and treatment of athletes in China? … Continue reading

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Virtual China: Beijing Olympics in Cyberspace

Lyn Jeffery How will the grand cross-cultural encounter that is the 2008 Beijing Olympics affect the cyber realm? Although journalists are wondering how China’s press regulations will affect their ability to report, the fact is that official reports will be … Continue reading

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Wushu, Taijiquan, and Qigong

David Levinson There are thousands of different styles of Chinese martial arts and related physical activities that have developed and changed over a period of some 5,000 years. General categories include external (focused on other people), internal (focused on personal … Continue reading

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An Interview with Jasna Reed

Jasna Reed is one of the top female table tennis players in North America. In 1988 and 1992 she played for the Yugoslavian Olympic team, in 1988 winning a bronze medal in women’s doubles. In 2000 and 2004 she played … Continue reading

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China’s Olympic Dream (Zhōngguó Àoyùnmèng 中国奥运梦)

FAN Hong In August 1908, the fourth modern Olympic Games took place in London, and it was there — in the city that will host the 2012 Games — that the first steps were taken to set China on the … Continue reading

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Green Olympics, Green World (Lǜ Àoyùn lǜ shìjiè 绿奥运绿世界)

Jörn-Carsten GOTTWALD China faces serious pollution problems, but its position as host of the 2008 Olympics has provided a strong impetus for ecological reform while simultaneously creating opportunities for critics who say that the country is not doing enough, or … Continue reading

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