Guess Who Opposes China’s New Olympic Bid

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Beijing’s latest bid for the Olympic Games is getting off to a rough start. On Nov. 5, China’s Olympic Committee announced that the capital city had applied to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, with some events to …

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A Love Song Called the Great Wall of China

It was a drab February day in 2009. I sat in my college dorm room four floors above York Street, drinking instant coffee and languorously gazing out the window at pedestrians below—miniature fortresses of warmth …

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Why History May Be on Disgraced Badminton Players' Side

Badminton is on fire, and it’s not from backyard barbecues. Strong reactions and sharp words reverberated on China’s microblogs from the decision by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to expel eight pairs of female players, including one pair …

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