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2 Parent Policy for Chinese Olympic Athlete

Funny story by Geoffrey Fowler in the Wall Street Journal revealing an official Olympic sponsor with advertisements that are not entirely truthful (Cue: sounds of pained shock and horror). Turns out that the “parents” pictured here with hurdler and gold-medal hopeful Liu Xiang’s are fake. The ad, for the milk drink Satine, reads: “A delicacy
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UBS Economist: Olympics "No Big Deal"

Jonathan Anderson, an economist at UBS, today released a study using Olympic history and population to assess likely economic impact of the Beijing Olympics on China’s economy. His conclusion: The Olympics are “no big deal”. We published this chart twice before in our Asian economics coverage – but with the continued flood of interest around
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Beijing Olympics Advice from ex-CNN journalist

Journalists coming to cover the Beijing Olympics must balance convenience and paranoia when it comes to their digital security, according to Rebecca MacKinnon, former Beijing Bureau Chief of CNN who now teaches digital journalism at Hong Kong University. In this video Rebecca offers tips on how to: 1- Get behind the Great Firewall The Beijing
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CNN seeks freelance reporters on Digital China

Kevin Drew, supervising editor Asia Pacific for CNN International’s website, is looking for good freelancers out of China to report for the CNN Olympics microsite. He is particularly keen for stories about how new technologies are being used to cover the Olympics, but is also interested in great stories on other Olympic-related topics. Contact Kevin
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