The Observer

Reluctant Expectations: China and the Olympics

June 3, 2011

By ANDREW HUDSON Opinions Editor Published: August 28, 2008 At first, I was reluctant about watching the Olympics. I know a few Tibetans. I had heard them talk of their anger towards the Chinese, their frustration with their state of imposed diaspora and the sympathy and solidarity they feel for those left behind in the h...

The Real Beijing

May 27, 2011

By Siew Kwok Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 “How was China?” people ask  of my summer abroad. I freeze. How do I condense 50 life-altering days into a simple one-liner? “Oh, it was amazing and completely different,” I usually respond. Yet deep down I know, in no way can overused adjectives like ...