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  • Travelers Face Narrowing Options For Olympic Games Friday, 16 May 2008 | 5:53 PM ET
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    Travelers to the  Olympic Games this August in China better book airline tickets soon, but a dramatic buildup of Western hotels—many still just coming on-line —should make finding a room less of a challenge.

  • History is supposed to repeat itself. But I guarantee you, we have never in the history of the sports seen something like this Olympic swimsuit controversy. If you haven't been following this amazing story, here's the nuts and bolts of it.

  • Olympic Sponsors: Are They Getting "Hurt" By The Games? Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 4:32 PM ET
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    Michael Maslansky of Luntz, Maslansky Strategic Research just went on the air with me. His company polled 1,000 people online and asked them various questions about the Olympics. Here is the most important question. How much more or less likely are you to buy a product...

  • Olympic Sponsors: Some Pulling Back On Hospitality Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 12:11 PM ET
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    Everyone has been focused on the Olympic sponsors and whether any one of them that ponied up tens of millions of dollars would dare pull out as a sponsor to the Olympics in Beijing in protest.

  • Olympic Sponsors Plan to Stay Put Despite Protests Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 6:38 PM ET
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    While passing the Olympic torch has become a focal point for demonstrations over China's human rights record, major sponsors of the games aren't expected to flame out over the controversy.

  • Torch China Stocks? Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 6:23 PM ET

    The Olympics are becoming a major headache for China as calls for a boycott intensify. With protests mounting, should you sell China stocks before this summer’s games?

  • Dow Jones has created a Summer Games Index to track the companies involved in the Olympics.  How is it reacting to the protests?

  • Olympic Flame "Torched" In San Francisco? Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 8:49 AM ET
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    I am here in San Francisco, the only U.S. Olympic torch stop, wondering, is this one of the last times we will see the flame until Beijing? Will the International Olympic Committee buckle to one of the most disruptive protests in the history of the Olympic Games by canceling the worldwide torch relay?

  • Chinese Economy Can Avoid Post-Games Slump Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 1:46 AM ET
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    China's economy will avoid a post-Olympics recession, thanks to its vast size, rising consumer spending and big appetite for investment, one of the country's top economic advisers told a state newspaper.

  • Policeman Killed as Tibetan Unrest Continues Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 12:33 AM ET
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    A mob wielding stones and knives killed a Chinese policeman in a Tibetan part of western China, state media said on Tuesday, in a sign that unrest continues despite a massive influx of police and troops.

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

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    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
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    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.