Murderer twice divorced, homeless and desperate
Bill Gates in Water Cube
William (Bill) H. Gates applauses for the wonderful performance of the athletes in the "Water Cube" --, National Aquatics Center in Beijing, China, August 10, 2008.
Family of murdered tourist thanks Beijing for support
The Chinese century forum
You call the fireworks fake, I call them green
The opening night, China's soul
On 08/08/08, after decades of trauma and self-doubt, China may finally be willing to, armed with confidence, embrace the world. Let us hope that other nations, without forfeiting their own beliefs, also summon enough self-possession to help China try.
No rain for opening: Luck or rockets?
1,100 rockets were fired into the skies over Beijing to ensure rain didn't stop play at the Olympic opening ceremony.
Li Ning, the torch bearer of the Chinese sport
Source: The Economic Times
The master behind the opening ceremony
Zhang Yimou, movie director and Director of the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games, at a news conference in Beijing in March. (Claro Cortes IV/Reuters)
How much for a shirt?
A perfect blend of technology and tradition
Shanghai carries no torch for Beijing
WSJ: 'Welcome to the Chinese century'
Relative of US Olympic coach killed in Beijing
World hails Beijing's perfect night
"For China, before a TV audience of 4 billion, this was the luckiest moment in a thousand years. It is, too, the start of something even bigger than an Olympic Games. It is the beginning of China's new era of greatness, witnessed and implicitly approved, by much of the leadership of the planet," Andrew Gilligan from Beijing.
A perfect opening
Opening ceremony dancers. Photo: Andrew Meares
Expect the Beijing Games unlike any other
Best ever opening
'If any future Olympic Games is ever credited with a more awesome, brilliant, inspired, powerful or original opening ceremonies it might have to be because everybody on the planet developed amnesia.'
China is greener than you think
Olympics opening ceremony begins with cheer and grandeur
IOC: It is time to bring the games to the homeland of 1.3 billion people, a fifth of humanity.
Let's celebrate the Games
Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, August 8, 2008. The stadium is also known as the Bird's Nest. [Agencies]
China’s day in the sun
Olympic and Chinese flags are shown during torch relay ceremonies on the Great Wall of China. Photo / AP
It's Li Ning!
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Bigger than Oprah: Yang Lan
CNN Olympics blog
Adopted Chinese children celebrate Olympics
Interview with Jiang Wen
Jiang's award-winning "Devils on the Doorstep" recounts Sino-Japanese War. His "In the Heat of the Sun" tells individual story of Cultural Revolution
Sarah Brightman and Liu Huan to sing theme song ‘Dreams’
Sarah Brightman and Liu Huan
source: China Daily
Team Darfur Member, `Lost Boy,' to Carry U.S. Flag at Olympics
Yao Ming to be China's flag bearer
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Olympics and Chinese women
If the grandeur that is New York - or Hong Kong - wasn't built in a day, how about within 50 years? Shen Zhen, from a fishing village to the next magnificent city
Beijing welcomes you (video)
The People's Republic of Capitalism
Poll: Most in China expect Olympics to help image
Yao Ming helps us understand why the Olympics are so important
China’s Pavarotti Dai Yuqiang sings Nessun Dorma Live (video)
Deng Xiaoping’s smiling face on a billboard in Shenzhen. He said the opening-up policy would not change in 100 years.
Lingerie design competition in China
Taiwan baseball boosts image
Hot and sexy on Chinasmack
Sun writer defends China
Marry me at 8 on the 8th in 08, okay?
Chinese architects the winners in Games
NBC extends Olympics opening ceremony coverage
Time to stop criticizing China - we've already come so far
Torch in Deng’s hometown, earthquake-hit Sichuan: ‘We have had so much sadness buried deep within us. The torch relay will help it all burst from within us and dissipate.’
Torch relay in beautiful Sichuan (more pictures)
Bow towards the bronze statue of China's late leader Deng Xiaoping who made it all possible.
(Photo credit: Liu Lihang/Xinhua)
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