April 2008 Entries
It's been well-over a month since the fateful March 10 protests in Tibet, but the events in Tibet continue to cast their shadow over media coverage of China. Today, thirty Tibetans, including six monks, received sentencing for their involvement.
Manufacturing-powerhouse China has factories producing just about everything, but workers in southern China were still surprised to learn that they were manufacturing one of China's most unwelcome symbols: pro-Tibet flags.
While China's relations with certain European countries have recently been a little frosty, but many in the Netherlands are celebrating China's Olympic hostingduties with full spring flowers. The Keukenhof Garden has put together 24,500 tulips in the shape of a dragon, attracting worldwide attention.
It might seem a little unbelievable considering the recent headlines of Olympic torch relays and pro-Tibet/pro-China clashes, but according to state-run Xinhua News, Chinese leaders will meet with a Dalai Lama envoy.
Since you can never have too many lawsuits, CNN is being sued on not just on one, but two continents. In addition to the 14 lawyers who are trying to have their case heard in Beijing courts, yesterday a New York beautician and Beijing elementary school teacher have presented their own lawsuit to a New York federal court.
France seems to be everyone's favorite easy target. Just a few years ago, "freedom fries" were giving "french fries" a run for their money in the U.S. Today, they seem like a distant memory, and Americans seem to be eating as much french bread and as many croissants as ever.
Just a few years ago, "freedom fries" were giving "french fries" a run for their money in the U.S. Today, they seem like a distant memory, and Americans seem to be eating as much french bread and as many croissants as ever.
Nobody wants to be a target of boycotts, especially not China. Rather than accepting foreign condemnation quietly, millions of Chinese are standing together in solidarity, determined to strike foreign critics where they're most vulnerable- financially.
It's no secret that the tales of Tibetan and torch relay traumas gracing the media headlines look drastically different inside and outside of China.
Wow! What a week it's been for China, from terrorist charges to Olympic flames. Here's a small sampling of some of the key China stories for the week. With the Olympics still months away, there will definitely be more to come.
They might be at odds on many political issues, but when it comes to whether or not the U.S. President should attend the Olympics, all three presidential hopefuls see eye to eye.
After the Tibetan uprising last March, Chinese officials hoped the worst was behind them. The incident wasn't exactly the most optimal public relations when planning a major sporting event, but at the same time, the situation had calmed down within the week, and domestically, at least, it was back to business as usual.
Hillary Clinton has had some strong words for George W. Bush in the past, and today's were no different. In a new press release, Clinton urged Bush to boycott the Opening Ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics.
You don't really think of an Olympic torch relay as a full-contact sport, or even a particularly newsworthy event. Generally speaking, a select few athletes and dignitaries run with a flame down the street, and happy fans cheer them on.
The gap in these two numbers pretty much sums up the friction between the way China and international critics view the religious situation in China.
CBN News had the opportunity to talk with Ambassador Zhou today. Here is the full interview, where he discusses some of China's hot topics, including:
Most people are probably not very aware of the subtleties involved in the marketing of their favorite make-up or cosmetics cream. But many women don't just buy a tube of lipstick or mascara; they're buying a feeling of confidence that they can get after finding "just what they need" that will make them look and feel more beautiful.
As Tibetan turmoil continues to cast a shadow over China's Olympic preparations, many international leaders are choosing sides.