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Petition: Made Homeless for Defending Housing Rights - Justice for Ni Yulan
World  (tags: beijing, Homeless people, Basic human rights, housing discrimination, activism, demolished homes, Olympics 2008, conflicts, harrassment, Justice for victims, relief, protection, politics )

- 568 days ago -
Ni Yulan was among thousands whose homes were demolished in the lead-up to the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Without a permanent place to live herself, Ni Yulan now defends the rights of others forced from their homes by lucrative construction projects.
Beijing China Smog Air Pollution Is Red Alert
World  (tags: China, Beijing, smog, air pollution, red alert, Chinese capital, poor air quality )

- 1258 days ago -
Schools and businesses to completely shut down as Chinese capital issues first ever extreme warning. The ruling will bring in sweeping new restrictions in industry and business, in an attempt to curb the deadly smog.
Thirsty Yet? Eight Cities That Are Running Out of Water
World  (tags: no water, thirsty, Sao Paolo, Miami, Tokyo, Mexico City, Bangalore, Beijing, London, Cairo )

- 1363 days ago -
The amount of rainfall a place gets is not the only factor in how much water is available to it. These major urban areas show how dire the coming global freshwater shortage could get.
China Starts Televising the Sunrise on Giant TV Screens Because Beijing Is So Clouded in Smog (TEXT,PHOTOS and SHORT VIDEO)
World  (tags: Beijing, smog, humans, world, air quality, pollution, health, society, children, government, news )

- 1948 days ago -
The air took on an acrid odor, and many of the city's commuters wore industrial strength face masks as they hurried to work. 'I couldn't see the tall buildings across the street this morning,' I often cough, and my nose is always irritated.
Beijing,China - The Tour Continues   video
World  (tags: Beijing, China, capital city, sights, people, places, travel )

- 2077 days ago -
Being capital of the People's Republic of China, it is the nation's political, economic, cultural, educational and international trade and communication center.
China Today: Nepal Arrests Anti-China Tibetans & Olympic Clean Up in Beijing
World  (tags: Beijing, Nepal, Tibet, Olympics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', china, HumanRights, humanrights, tibet, violence )

- 3938 days ago -
Hundreds of Tibetans have been arrested during a protest against Chinese policy on the eve of the opening of the Olympics in Beijing. What covers a 10-foot-tall brick wall in Beijing?
In Turnabout, China Says It Will Meet With Dalai Lama's Envoys
World  (tags: tibet, olympics, beijing, china, HH Dalai Lama )

- 4040 days ago -
Will it change anything or is it just for show. Take a guess
No Torch Thru Tibet   video
World  (tags: human rights, civil liberties, freedoms, activism, protest, beijing, china, tibet, olympics, 2008, torch, violence, propaganda )

- 4065 days ago -
Kala, grassroots coordinator for Students for a Free Tibet, debunks Chinese propaganda on Tibet and highlights the upcoming protests along the Olympic torch route. It is an outrage that China would parade the Olympic torch in Tibet after what they did!
Dalai Lama Attacks China Over Tibet   video
World  (tags: Dalai Lama, Lhasa, Tibet, riots, China, human rights, Beijing, Olympics )

- 4081 days ago -
The Dalai Lama is condemning what he calls China's rule of terror. Chinese police are reported to be going from door to door in the capital Llhasa, hunting Tibetans involved in the most serious uprising against Chinese rule for nearly 20 years.
Pro-Tibet Vigil Held in Beijing
World  (tags: tibet, china, tibetans, beijing, chinese, human rights, vigil, peaceful, protest, mourning )

- 4081 days ago -
Ethnic Tibetan students staged a candle-lit vigil in Beijing on Monday, saying it was to pray for the dead, after warning anti-Chinese rioters in the Tibetan capital to surrender.
Tibet Riots   video
World  (tags: Lhasa, Tibet, riots, China, human rights, Beijing, Olympics )

- 4081 days ago -
The uprising that began in Lhasa is now reported to have killed at least 10 people. China has poured military onto the streets of the Tibetan capital and more details are starting to emerge about the situation.
"Olympics & Crimes Against Humanity Cannot Coexist in China"
World  (tags: The Olympics 2008, Beijing, Boycott, Human Rights Torch Organization )

- 4239 days ago -
Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.
103-Year-Old Vies to Carry Olympics Torch - China
World  (tags: china, olympics, centurian, woman, torch, beijing, wheelchair )

- 4288 days ago -
A 103-year-old Beijing woman has volunteered to carry the torch in the 2008 Beijing Olympic relay, and is already training twice a day to get fit, a Chinese newspaper reported. Cao Zuosheng came up with the idea after waiting three hours in her wheelchair
The Olympics in China: Protests Already
World  (tags: Olympics, Olympics 2008, China, Beijing, dissent )

- 4305 days ago -
A report on China's determination to crack down on dissenters who feel the 2008 Olympics shouldn't be held in Beijing. Already reporters are being escorted out of the country.

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