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China's leaders have no solutions

13 November 2012
The 18th congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) closes in Beijing this week. Its main purpose was to demonstrate an orderly transition of power at the heart of China’s ruling class.

Bluster aside, the Olympic games won't deliver

26 August 2008
The closing of the Olympic Games in Beijing and the record haul of gold medals by "Team GB" became the perfect excuse for an outpouring of British patriotism last week.

Sport’s race to the bottom

05 August 2008
This week the Olympic games open in Beijing in China. They will be the highlight of yet another much hyped "summer of sport" we are encouraged to watch and enjoy.

Olympics: Repression behind corporate festival

29 July 2008
In the final weeks before the Olympic games begin in Beijing, the Chinese state has cracked down on "undesirables" – human rights activists, migrant workers from western China and the city’s poor.

What lies behind the anti-Japanese protests in China?

30 April 2005
China has witnessed three weekends of anti-Japanese protests. Small protests began at the start of April. Then on Saturday 9 April thousands of protesters, mainly university students, marched through the capital Beijing and smashed windows at the Japanese embassy.

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