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  • Usain Bolt
    Beijing executes another brilliant international sporting event
    When I left Beijing at the conclusion of the 2008 Olympic Games, the overall feeling was it could be the permanent host after such an impeccable showing. The IAAF World Championships hosted by the Chinese capital of 21 million this week were a...
  • LaShawn Merritt
    U.S. men win 4-by-400 relay, Ayana and Kiprop add medals in Beijing
    LaShawn Merritt carried the U.S. men's 4-by-400-meter relay team to a gold medal Sunday in the final event of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing at 2:57.82. Trinidad and Tobago won silver (2:58.20), Great Britain bronze (2:58.51) and...
  • Mo Farah
    Farah wins 5,000 to complete double for third-straight major
    Mo Farah led at the 4,000-meter mark, fell behind Kenya's Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku on the final lap, then blew past the silver medalist down the final 100 meters for the victory in the 5,000 meters at the Beijing World Championships Saturday....
  • Maria Kuchina
    Maria Kuchina wins high jump at Beijing World Championships
    Maria Kuchina was perfect through her first six heights in winning the gold medal in women's high jump at the World Championships in Beijing Saturday. The 22-year-old Russian was the defending indoor world champion. Decorated veterans Blanka...
  • Pollution in China killing its citizens at record rate
    Pollution in China killing its citizens at record rate
    In a new scientific paper released Monday by members of Berkeley Earth, outdoor air pollution in China contributes to the deaths of as many as 2.2 million people every year. The organization, based in Berkeley, Ca, uses statistical data to analyze...
  • 2022 Winter Olympics goes to Beijing in strange twist
    Beijing gets Olympics: City will host 2022 Winter Olympics
    Beijing gets the Olympics? Didn’t that already happen in 2008? Yes, it did and it’s going to happen again! The surprising announcement that will have the world going back to Beijing for the biggest sporting event in the world has been...
  • Architecture without right-angles
    When cutting corners is a good thing
    You’d think there’d be a limit to the number of variations you can cull from the basic geometric shapes – cubes, cones, pyramids, spheres – but when architect Zahia Hadid is at the drafting table, there is no limit. She not...
  • Beijing has waged a clandestine war against it s 24 million Uighur Muslim population....
    ISLAMIC PARADOX: China Views Security, Islam, and the 21st Century War on Terror
    Currently there is a conflict brewing in the mountainous region of Teshair. The Ugyher people are descendants of Russian-Mongol nomads who settled XaiJiang province where they settle as ethnic minorities many of which are Muslims. Islam has...
  • Prince William in Japan
    Prince William in China and Japan: Some serious fun, some serious business
    Prince William has arrived in China after a four-day visit to Japan. The Duke of Cambridge combined business with pleasure on March 2 as he walked the grounds of the celebrated Forbidden City. He did so after meeting China's President Xi...
  • Beijing Moscow train: Bullet train built by China
    Beijing Moscow train to fast track Trans-Siberian Route: Two day trip ahead
    Travelers are eying China as the giant country moves forward with a Beijing to Moscow high speed train that will take on a famous path.According to Travel Skills via International Business Times on Jan. 22, "The Beijing-Moscow train’s...
  • New airport being built in Beijing
    New airport being built in Beijing
    How much does it cost to build an airport? Apparently $13 billion, at least that’s how much the Civil Aviation Administration of China is spending to build a new airport in Beijing reported Channel News Asia on December 26, 2014.China...
  • Visiting Old Beijing's Historic Hutongs
    Visiting Old Beijing's Historic Hutongs
    It’s Beijing the way it should be seen, wandering the alleyways and streets of Old Beijing’s hutong neighborhoods. There is no better way to get to know this city than by getting in and among the residents and away from the crowded...
  • Russia Wants Closer Relations With Asia
    Russia Wants Closer Relations With Asia
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet December 11, 2014 to discuss future projects between the two countries. India has seen Moscow and Beijing becoming closer and this is a thorn to India. The...
  • Gum-chewing Obama considered rude by Chinese at summit
    Gum-chewing Obama considered rude by Chinese at summit
    President Barack Obama attended theAsia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Beijing yesterday, and apparently many Chinese were a bit taken aback by what he was doing as he stepped from his limousine. An article published this morning in USA...
  • Golf prize money up for grabs for women players at 2014 Reignwood LPGA Classic
    Golf prize money up for grabs for women players at 2014 Reignwood LPGA Classic
    The following is a list of the prize money up for grabs for women golfers at the 2014 Reignwood LPGA Classic which is being held from October 2-5, 2014, at the Pine Valley Golf Club in Beijing, China.This is the second year that the Reignwood LPGA...
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