Entries from Zhongnanhai tagged with 'Olympics'

Chinese Protesters extinguish Olympic Flame

Now that the torch is on home soil it was expected that the protests would die down. It seems as though this is not quite the case. Unknown protesters in Shenzhen attack Olympic runners and extinguish the flame In a...

The Olympics and You

Come tomorrow we're going to be inundated with all things Olympics here in China yet again. Big celebrations are being set up here in the capital and in other parts of this country as well to mark the 100 day...

Next up on the Wheel of Protest... Australia!!!

Well, the Olympic torch has now made its triumphant arrival in the Australian capital of Canberra ahead of tomorrow's Auzzie leg. So it got me thinking about what the 'patriotic' Chinese out there are going to protest against here in...

And the tension continues...

A somewhat disturbing manifestation of what we were trying to outline in our previous post here on Zhongnanhai about foreigner's personal security here in China at the moment. I direct you to The Shanghaiist post today about a weekend Carrefour...

Swastikas on the French flag, and threats against the Japanese

Chinese protesters are turning up the heat on France over the torch protests which happened in Paris. As the picture to the right shows, protesters painted a swastika on the French flag, and wrote that Joan of Arc was...

Unraveling the torch relay 'conspiracy'

There's been a lot of discussion on this blog and around the blogosphere in general about the protests surrounding the torch relay. And I have noticed an increasing amount of comments from people (mostly Chinese I'm presuming) who are now...

Where there's smoke... there's a Beijing bar or restaurant!

It appears - and I stress the term appears -- today that Beijing municipal authorities have confirmed a rumor that has been circulating around the capital's pubs and restaurants the past couple of weeks; smoking restrictions are going to be...