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Bringing the Olympics to the next generation via its own channel

29 minutes agoSports : Awful Announcing

Last week, the International Olympic Committee gathered in Malaysia to vote on the host city for the 2022 Winter Games (Beijing, a city that has no snow, but that’s a story for another day). But the meeting that was officially deemed...Show More Summary

Joyful Rendezvous Upon Pure Ice and Snow

[Image: Snow-making equipment via Wikipedia]. The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing are something of a moonshot moment for artificial snow-making technology: the winter games will be held "in a place with no snow." That's right: "the 2022...Show More Summary

Chinese military paper warns a corrupt army does not win wars

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese military's official newspaper warned on Sunday that a corrupt army would not win wars, three days after the government announced a former senior officer would be prosecuted for graft.

Here's the 2022 Winter Olympics Venue, In The Middle of Winter

19 hours agoSports : Deadspin

Yesterday, Beijing was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics. Here is a photo of the mountain that will host the skiing courses, taken in the middle of January this year. You may notice a slight lack of white stuff. Read more...

Art Dealers Association of America announces four new member galleries

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Art Dealers Association of America announced that its Board of Directors has confirmed four new members: Chambers Fine Art (New York and Beijing), Fergus McCaffrey (New York and St. Barth), James Fuentes (New York), and Hosfelt Gallery (San Francisco). Show More Summary

Beijing Will Host 2022 Winter Olympics

20 hours agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Beijing emerged victorious in a tight vote against Almaty, Kazakhstan (44-40), earning the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. It marks the second time in 14 years that the Chinese capital will host the Olympic Games, having also hosted the Summer Olympics back in 2008. It also marks the third consecutive Olympics that will […]

A Winter Olympics without snow?

Beijing will become the first city to host a summer Olympics and a winter Games, but there are concerns over its climate.

Homophobic Kazakhstan Loses Olympics Bid—Is Beijing Much Better?

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

After dealing with anti-gay concerns at last year’s Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, many people had an issue with the fact that homophobic Kazakhstan could have won […]

Advertisers Move Quickly To Cash In On China’s 2022 Winter Olympics Win

Multinational advertisers in the world’s most populous country didn’t waste any time trying to cash in on China’s success yesterday in winning the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Beijing and Zhangjiakou beat Almaty, Kazakhstan by a vote of 44 to 40 by the International Olympic Committee yesterday held in Malaysia. Coca-Cola was quickly […]

Beijing to restrict air space during Sept 3 WW II military parade

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will impose temporary air traffic controls on Beijing when it holds a military parade on Sept. 3 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, citing the aviation regulator.

Beijing picked to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing was awarded the 2022 winter Olympics on Friday, beating Kazakhstan’s Almaty in an International Olympic Committee vote to become the first city to have won both summer and winter editions of the world’s biggest multi-sports event. The Chinese capital confirmed their favourites tag, coming out on top only seven years after hosting the summer […]

Russian Navy Commander Hopes for Greater Military Cooperation With China

Moscow hopes to deepen its military cooperation with Beijing to strengthen the national security of the both countries.

UK Apologizes To Ai Weiwei, Grants Him Six-Month Visa

“On Thursday Ai disclosed that the British embassy in Beijing had turned down his request for a business visa, saying he had failed to disclose a criminal conviction. Instead it gave him a visa covering 20 days in September, when a major exhibition of Ai’s work is opening at London’s Royal Academy.”

Beijing 2022: How can a city without much snow host the Winter Olympics?

Now that Beijing has been chosen as the city to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, it faces a number of obstacles -- outrage over human rights abuses, its strangling pollution and a problem very specific to the season: Where is a city notorious for bone-dry winters going to get enough snow?

Everyone's overlooking a major player in Central Asia

China and Russia have been front-and-center in the Central Asia conversation. Beijing has been pushing westward — in part aiming to find new countries to which it can export its goods as Western demand slows and China transitions into a consumption-based economy. Show More Summary

2022 Becomes a Crucial Test of Human Rights and Sport

With Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup, and now Beijing the Winter Olympics, 2022 is shaping up to be a defining test of international sport's commitment to human rights. La Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and...Show More Summary

On Army Day, China warns of growing border security risks

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military warned on Saturday on its founding anniversary of growing risks along its borders, including in the disputed waters of the South and East China Seas.

Are the Olympic Games still worth the effort?

Despite the absence of natural snow in Beijing, China's capital beats Almaty to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

China's manufacturing shows zero growth in July

BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing recorded no growth in July, in a sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy, according to data released by an industry group on Saturday. The Chinese Federation for Logistics and Purchasing...Show More Summary

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