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Brazil in last-minute rush to be ready for World Cup

Brazil in last-minute rush to be ready for World Cup

SAO PAULO: With just over a week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil is racing to get its stadiums, airports, roads and phone networks ready before hundreds of thousands of soccer fans descend on the country. Airports in nearly all 12 host cities are swarmed with construction workers laying parking lots, installing […]

Tensions high on 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Tensions high on 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Security was tight in the Chinese capital Beijing on Wednesday for the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, while tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong to attend commemoration ceremonies marking the deadly crackdown. Massive crowds convened in downtown Hong Kong for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims at Victoria Park. Organisers said […]

Circular Pedestrian Bridge in Lujiazui, China

Circular Pedestrian Bridge in Lujiazui, China

Sometime last year, a new pedestrian bridge was unveiled in Lujiazui in the Pudong district of Shanghai. This large scale circular pedestrian overpass enables pedestrians to avoid traffic at the round-about terminus of Lujiazui Rd. The bridge provides access to the Oriental Pearl Tower connecting financiers to leisure areas such as shopping malls and cafes, […]

China Builds Road Around House Because Owner Refused to Move

China Builds Road Around House Because Owner Refused to Move

In the eastern Chinese city of Wenling, a lone five-story row house with ragged edges stand in the middle of a motorway in staunch defiance. The house belongs to Luo Baogen, a duck farmer, and his wife who are the lone holdouts from a neighborhood that was demolished to make way for the main thoroughfare […]

Chinese Sports School: Training or Torture?

Chinese Sports School: Training or Torture?

“Sport is a serious business at the Shichahai School, which is one of more than 300 elite, and controversial, government-funded academies devoted to training the next generation of Chinese athletes”, writes Telegraph in a report published in 2008, just before the Beijing Olympics. Training for sports starts at a young age in China. Most were […]