U.S. media praises “truly exceptional” Beijing Olympics

Xinhua article NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) — The closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics received wide coverage by most U.S. media outlets, with many praising the Games as the most memorable summer Olympics. In its delayed broadcast, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), which owns the exclusive broadcast rights to the Beijing Olympics, described the … [Read more…]

Prachanda in talks with Hu and Wen

Chinese premier meets new Nepali PM BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met here on Sunday with new Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, known as Prachanda, discussing bilateral relations and the Beijing Olympic Games. Congratulating Prachanda on his swearing in as prime minister, Wen said China respected the social system and … [Read more…]

Usain Bolt donates to Sichuan recovery

Xinhua article BEIJING, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) — Triple Olympic sprint gold medalist Jamaican Usain Bolt on Saturday made a personal donation of 50,000 U.S. dollars to children in the earthquake-stricken Sichuan Province, and wished people there to “get through from the tragedy” and move forward with the inspiration of the Olympic Games. “We came here, … [Read more…]

Olympic opening ceremony a huge success

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90776/90883/6470084.html Overjoyed Chinese cheered and applauded in front of their TVs at home, beneath big screens in bustling city squares or in remote villages on Friday night, sharing the passion and glory of the long-anticipated Olympic Games as they opened in Beijing. The glittering opening ceremony inside the new National Stadium, or Bird’s Nest, in … [Read more…]

Sichuan recovery continues apace

Recovery from the Sichuan earthquake disaster continues apace. The level of support for the affected population has been truly remarkable – huge numbers of aid workers, soldiers, government officials and volunteers have worked tirelessly to provide food, clean water, accommodation, medicine and healthcare. Xinhua reports that the quake relief headquarters met for the 24th time … [Read more…]

US congressman opposes House resolution on China

Republican congressman Ron Paul issues unexpected defence of China. (from Xinhua: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-08/04/content_8934651.htm) WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) — U.S. Republican congressman Ron Paul of Texas described the recent resolution by the House of Representatives on China’s human rights situation as “ill-conceived” and “hypocritical” and he urged the U.S. legislature to deal with human rights abuses in … [Read more…]

China: the world’s leading renewable energy producer

Xinhua: China unleashes clean revolution (1 August 2008) A report published on Friday hails China as the world’s leading renewable energy producer, overtaking more developed economies in exploiting valuable economic opportunities, creating green-collar jobs and leading development of critical low carbon technologies. The report was released by the Climate Group, an independent organization that works … [Read more…]