Along the river during the Qingming festival

amazing animation using one of the most famous Chinese paintings– Qing Ming Shang He Tu


South-west China hit by new quake

An earthquake in south-western China has killed 22 people and injured more than 100, state media says. Read more

Blair: China reminds me of the best of America

Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 15:58
Tony Blair has praised Chinese society following the Olympics, saying its “get up and go” spirit reminded him of “the US at its best”. Read more

Olympic closing ceremony to feature 7,000 people

 “It’s just unlike any other closing ceremony I’ve ever seen,” said Neal, executive vice president of NBC Olympics. Usually a simple vehicle for extinguishing the Olympic flame and setting the stage for the next games, this year’s ceremony will have a great deal of entertainment, he said.   Read more

China Focus: 100 days after quake, athletes from Sichuan fight and shine at Beijing Olympics

BEIJING/CHENGDU, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) — Gymnast Zou Kai snatched a gold medal in men’s horizontal bar on Tuesday to become the first, and most likely the only triple-crowned Chinese Olympian at the Beijing Games, and the glory came exactly 100 days after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake devastated his home province of Sichuan.   Read more

Where’s the Trauma and the Grief?

These were weird, unnerving interviews, and I don’t pretend to understand what’s going on in the minds of people who have suffered such blows and remained so optimistic. All I can imagine is that the history of this province has given these people a stripped-down, pragmatic mentality: Move on or go crazy. Don’t dwell. Look to the positive. Fix what needs fixing. Work together. Read more

Leave China Alone

We do not gain by decrying China for knowing it is a sovereign nation with a different culture. Culturists say we should enjoy the Olympics and learn from China. We should rally for our team, instead of decrying theirs. Read more