Articles tagged china, history, travel

In Cod We Trust & Magic Bus

Where else in the world can one find a town called Hell, a German U-Boat-turned-bowling alley, and Vinmonopolet, government-run wine and liquor stores?

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25 Mar 2009 // 3:33 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. - China, which has previously shut down video traffic on YouTube’s network without explanation, did so again Tuesday, according to Google. “

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Dave Barry’s History of the Millennium (So Far)

International relations get another moment in the spotlight when Barry mentions that in December 2006 the five permanent members of the UN Security Council include the US, the UK, Russia, China, and Google.

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BEIJING—The venues were great, the competition was exciting and no major international incident stained the Olympic Games that concluded here Sunday. Yet was that

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BEIJING - Seven years ago, when Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympic Games, China set out to sow gold, following the old proverb that says, “To

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BEIJING - There’s a famous Chinese saying, first spoken by the old revolutionary Deng Xiaoping, that people here repeat all the time. It goes

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18 Aug 2008 // 4:18 AM

Time to clear the air: That’s not smog hovering over Beijing, swallowing entire office buildings like a mighty python. It’s just “a funny

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15 Aug 2008 // 7:05 AM

This country is crazy about table tennis

BEIJING—Historians have long marveled that the relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic China really began to defrost because of table

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BEIJING—A week into the Summer Games, athletes brim with praise for the Olympics venues, rain has mercifully cleared the skies of smog and China

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13 Aug 2008 // 4:51 AM

BEIJING - Police in Beijing dragged away and roughed up a British television journalist Wednesday as he observed a group of foreigners holding a demonstration

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8 Aug 2008 // 3:27 AM

NBC’s sports biggies held a satellite news conference from Beijing with TV critics last month, and Bob Costas talked about the complicated anticipation for

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Visiting Beijing last year, U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps likened it to “a big American city” with 7-Elevens, Subway sandwiches,

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27 Jul 2008 // 11:00 PM

Sa Dingding: Alive

Alive is exploratory yet ultimately gentle. It's more daring than most of China's mainstream croon-pop, but similarly unwilling to strike out at its audience.

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Arrest is another sign that China is quashing dissent before Olympics

BEIJING - Like many patriotic Chinese, Hu Jia broke into tears when Beijing lost out to Sydney, Australia, for the right to host the 2000 Olympic

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The Summer Olympics are still four months away, but we’re already getting a look at the kind of messy scene the world could see

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Brand New China by Jing Wang

Written like a college textbook and packaged like a novel, this book blurs the line between storytelling and statistical analysis, making for an interesting, complex read.

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Martin Atkins China Dub Soundsystem: Made in China

In effect, Pigface has changed continents and absorbed a few dozen new members.

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30 Oct 2007 // 4:17 AM

TRAVELOGUE: From boot-scootin’ to bats in Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas is a perennial power in the annual listing of the nation’s top party schools, and seemingly every one

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18 Oct 2007 // 1:17 AM

TRAVELOGUE: New views from ancient Bulgaria

VELIKO TÂRNOVO, Bulgaria—Here in Bulgaria’s former royal capital, even a budget traveler can live like a king. Let’s start with the

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4 Oct 2007 // 10:57 PM

Various: Add to Friends

Like a sweet little ant that you don't want to step on.

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