Category Archives: Beijing

China shuts access to Twitter, Flickr, Bing, Live, Hotmail, Blogger via the “Great Firewall” filters


China is closing down access to various internet services as they approach they anniversary of the Tiananmen Square democracy protests in 1989.   The early report from TechCrunch  says that Twitter, Flickr, Bing, Live, Hotmail, Blogger have all been made hard … Continue reading

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Google Knol – very good but very failing?


Google Knol, the Googley competition for Wikipedia, was announced with some fanfare and really seemed like a great idea.    The ‘knol’ stands for “Knowledge”, and articles are written by people who verify their identities and presumably have some knowledge … Continue reading

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Forbes: Shanghai, Beijing as world’s top emerging business centers


It was not surprising to see Forbes suggest that Shanghai and Beijing ranked highest in their recent survey measuring which cities are poised to become major global business capitals. They used a neat picture from Shanghai’s World Financial Center – … Continue reading

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Wen Jiabao interviewed by Zakaria


Wen Jiabao is the Premier of China, making him one of the most influential international figures of this generation. Today on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS – one of the best shows on TV, we are hearing from Wen Jiabao on several … Continue reading

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Beijing Olympics Coverage basically rocks – so stop whining!


I’m really tired of people criticizing the technology behind the Olympics coverage, which has been spectacular on almost all fronts given NBC’s unprecedented “all events online” approach. Sure it’s unfortunate / frustrating to have some events delayed – especially here … Continue reading

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Beijing China Temple of Heaven


The Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China is one of Beijing’s top attractions for both foreign and local folks who come here to pray and play cards. China. Beijing. Temple of Heaven 842 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck I’m watching the … Continue reading

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Beijing Meridian Gate, Forbidden City Entrance


Meridian Gate, Forbidden City Entrance Originally uploaded by JoeDuck Wikipedia History Meridian Gate guards the Forbidden City and is directly across from Tianenmen Square in the heard of Beijing. Although the gate offers a great view of the square, I’d … Continue reading

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