Articles tagged china, history, travel

15 Aug 2008 // 6:05 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 // 3:51 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 // 2:27 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 // 10:00 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 // 3:17 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 // 12:17 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 // 9:57 PM

Various: Add to Friends

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

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Retracing steps offers glimpse of a China torn between comfort and struggle

YIBIN, China - Kindergartners in inline skates wobbled along the concrete edge of the Yangtze. Well-dressed parents fussed behind them, within sight of but decades

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18 Sep 2007 // 2:42 AM

An odyssey into the heart of China

CHONGQING, China—A damp rat lumbered into the darkness beneath a bed that rents for 24 cents a night. Cobwebs and wires dangled overhead. The air

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17 Sep 2007 // 6:00 AM

BEIJING—It’s just a 10-second scene in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness, the Will Smith flick about a struggling single father and his

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31 Aug 2007 // 1:24 AM

TRAVELOGUE: In Nicaragua, volcanoes and colonial cities

LEON, Nicaragua—With a grin and quick pace, guide Rigo Sampson led a small group of hikers up a steep trail to the top of

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21 Aug 2007 // 1:59 AM

China prepares to welcome world to 2008 Olympics

BEIJING—Hosting the Summer Olympics is a coup for any country, but China regards the 2008 Beijing Games as nothing short of a historic marker of

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20 Aug 2007 // 7:42 AM

TRAVELOGUE: Cruise explores a harsh universe of thinning ice

DISKO BAY, Greenland—It’s well past midnight, but the sun is still gleaming just behind jagged peaks, washing the sky with a rosy shimmer.

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17 Aug 2007 // 2:15 AM

Passion for music echoes through Moroccan city

FEZ, Morocco—The taxi hurtled through the ancient, labyrinthine streets around Fez’s old city, and we had no idea where to tell the driver

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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