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  • Tibetans Dispute Official Claim of No Riot Deaths Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 10:01 PM ET

    Tibetans in China's mountainous southwestern province of Sichuan on Friday disputed the government's claim that nobody was killed in anti-Chinese riots there this week, saying they believed several died.

  • China Warns of "Life and Death Struggle" Over Tibet Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 11:16 PM ET
    Dalai Lama

    China warned of a "life and death" struggle with the Dalai Lama on Wednesday, as it sought to end a wave of protests in its Tibetan regions with arrests and tightened political control.

  • Beijing or Bust Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 7:23 PM ET

    Nike is hoping global growth will power earnings as domestic sales go swoosh. Here’s how to play the stock ahead of its report Wednesday.

  • Tibet Rioters Deadline Passes, Focus on China's Wen Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 11:02 PM ET
    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao speaks at a press conference after the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress, in Beijing's Great Hall of the People Friday March 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)

    A deadline for Tibetan rioters to hand themselves in passed on Tuesday, but attention switched to China's premier, who was due to address the media after days of violence marring the run-up to Beijing's Olympic Games.

  • China's Wen Focuses on Fighting Inflation, Pollution Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 9:31 PM ET
    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao speaks at a press conference after the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress, in Beijing's Great Hall of the People Friday March 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)

    China's Premier Wen Jiabao vowed on Wednesday to focus on fighting inflation, pollution and misgovernment as the nation readies for a year when it will be tested by the Olympic Games and global economic gloom.

  • Olympics vs. Rat Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 7:10 PM ET

    There are competing theories about China’s performance in 2008. On the one hand, the ‘Olympics Put’ theory holds that China will ensure strength through the Beijing Olympics. But the ‘Year of the Rat’ theory predicts losses in a ‘highly competitive year.’

  • Consultant Questions Beijing's Claim of Cleaner Air Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 10:11 PM ET
    Cyclists and bikers stop at a traffic light, as buildings are faintly seen, rear, shrouded in a haze of smog in Beijing. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    A new study has cast doubts about whether air quality has truly improved in Beijing and has concluded that "irregularities" in the city’s system of measuring air pollution have enabled the city to meet environmental targets linked to the coming Olympic Games.

  • Beijing 2008 -- Olympic Venues Almost Complete Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 1:33 PM ET

    A top official of the games says work has finished on schedule for  36 competition venues The National Stadium is expected to be finished by March.

  • The 2008 Beijing Olympics present an unparalleled marketing opportunity for global brands looking to expand their presence in the dynamic Chinese market.

  • Visas To Vistas Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 2:01 PM ET

    Visiting China is a lot easier than it used to be but there's still plenty for visitors to consider. Here's some tips on visas, vaccinations and other practical matters.

  • Beijing 2008: Hotels Building A Big Presence In China Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 2:00 PM ET

    Major companies such as Chicago-based Marriott International, the Intercontinental Group of Britain, Accor of France and Shangri-La of Hong Kong, have built networks and are expanding aggressively through the country. 

  • Beijing 2008: US Airlines Look To Land Of Opportunity Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 2:00 PM ET

    The Olympic games in Beijing are a prime opportunity for US carriers to prove their worth and thus gain greater access to a key growth market.

  • Beijing Games 2008 -- Game For The Games Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 2:00 PM ET

    Athletes and companies alike are looking forward to the opportunity to shine under the spotlight in what will be a special event in the history of the Olympic games.

  • Beijing 2008: Major Hotel Groups Gearing Up Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 1:58 PM ET

    Top Western hotel brands are already well established in Beijing and Shanghai – as well as smaller cities – and are boosting their presence, looking to capitalize on the games, which are expected to draw an estimated 2 million visitors.

  • Advertising Upset? Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | 4:59 PM ET
    2008 Olympics Beijing

    The Olympics is a failsafe for attracting advertisers to the NBC (sister company of CNBC) coverage, though the upcoming Olympics in Bejing may come with its own problems. Aready folks like Mia Farrow and Steven Spielberg have voiced concern over holding the Olympics in a country with such a poor human rights track record. But it's the Olympics after Bejing that may prove a disappointment.

  • Beijing Games 2008 -- Video Roundup Friday, 10 Aug 2007 | 10:50 AM ET

    One year from Wednesday, Aug. 8, the 2008 Olympic Games will begin in Beijing -- focusing the world's attention on China like never before.  As part of our one-year countdown to the games, CNBC sent Darren Rovell and Melissa Lee to China for a series of special reports.

  • Li-Ning

    If you're watching CNBC today, you'll see my piece on the battle of shoe brands in China as the Olympics approaches. (You can also see it on CNBC.com right now or in clip below). Anyway, unfortunately there's only so much to fit in in "television time" and I had three great interviews with top executives from Nike, adidas and Li-Ning. So I thought it would only be fair if I could run the best parts of the three interviews in the blog.

  • China: Can It Solve America's Obesity Problem? Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | 8:38 AM ET

    I know. Why am I talking about this? You thought this was a sports business blog. Well, this week I've been trying to give you something a little bit different as I'm filing from Beijing. (Programming reminder: Next week, we're taking you behind the business of the 2008 Olympic games. You can watch my stories on CNBC or see them here on the Web site.) Anyway, back to my thought.

  • Beijing Games 2008 -- China Bets Big On The Olympics Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 2:04 PM ET

    China is looking to score big in hosting the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games next August, but the judging will be very tough. 

  • Say What? Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 10:23 AM ET
    Where is Racist Park?

    Before coming to Beijing this week to cover the year before the Olympic stories, I read several articles about the city trying to fix bad English translations. Signs that supposedly read "Don't Bother" instead of "Do Not Disturb" and a place called Ethnic Minorities Park dubbed in English as "Racist Park."