Category: Beijing Olympics

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boy, he makes the 100 meters, 200 meters so easy. (Bolt hold Jamaica flag after winning 100m; Source: China.org.cn) What else can I say? I wish I could be talented in stocks as he does in running 🙂 Also maybe we should visit the beautiful caribbean country of Jamaica, and we may get some inspiration

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August 20, 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute Obviously when Chinese track star Liu Xiang quit the race due to heel injury, we are all disappointed. Not only the fact he could not get a “face saving” gold medal, and he is China’s only hope on track and field (at least from men side); but also the fact we did not know how

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August 19, 2008

Reading Time: 2 minutes For US audience of Beijing Olympics, NBC (including CNBC, MSNBC, USA, Telemundo and Oxygen) is the only place for extensive coverage, because the exclusive broadcast deal between NBC and IOC. While NBC did unprecedent largely positive coverage of this event, Beijing and China, I can still felt the “colored glass” of some of the comments

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August 15, 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute his crew. The opening ceremony beat many people’s expectation. Yesterday and Today I have heard two coworkers walked over to my office and congratulating me. I think we should thank Zhang Yi Mou and his crew instead, in addition to people who provide the $300 million budget 🙂 (Courtsy of Yu Pei, blog) This may

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August 12, 2008

Reading Time: 2 minutes Let me borrow the ad slogan from Li Ning’s apparel and shoes company: anything is possible. His performance in sky demonstrated this idea very well. So as the opening ceremony, I think it blew away a lot of people’s expectations. So congrats to Mr. Zhang Yimou and each of 15,000 performers, and their families, for

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August 9, 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute Beijing Olympics offically started just couple hours ago. Thanks to NBC pursuit of rating and advertising dollars, US auduiences won’t see live broadcast of the opening ceremony. A video playback will be shown tonight at 6:30 PM at local NBC channel (KSDK channel 5 in the case of St. Louis). It will last 4.5 hrs.

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August 8, 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute Couple days ago I suggested the China stock market could have a relief rally after Olympics, when the party is over without major glitches. I still belive Beijing Olympics will turn out to be ok, amid so much worries from human rights protests to security threats. I also believe Chinese economy will not stand still

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August 7, 2008

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yes, the game already started, e.g, the women’s soccer. This morning I saw the team USA vs. team Norway on MSNBC. The US lost 2 goals in first 5 minutes, not a good way to start a game. BTW, here is the TV schedule on NBA family (NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, Telemundo, USA, Oxygen). You need

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August 6, 2008

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday the terrist attack in China Northwest Xinjiang province caught a lot people’s nerve. People felt nervous because they think bad things could happen in Beijing during this Olympics. My sense is it will NOT, because Beijing is probablly the most heavily guarded city in the world in next 2.5 weeks (Aug 8 to 24).

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August 5, 2008

Reading Time: 2 minutes There are a lot discussion about this topic a while ago with the March 14 Tibet incident, the pro-Tibet protests caused Olympics torch relay incident in Paris, and the pro-China and pro-Tibet supporters shoutout in San Francisco afterwards…I guess it’s a media nightmare for the west Olympics sponsors such as Coca Cola. Controversy or not,

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August 4, 2008