Tag Archives: Beijing

Sport awards 2008: OSM meets Mark Cavedish, this year’s hero of the Tour de France who lost out in Beijing | Sport

Sport awards 2008: OSM meets Mark Cavedish, this year's hero of the Tour de France who lost out in Beijing | Sport

On their way home from Beijing, our Olympic heroes were rewarded with an upgrade from British Airways; anyone with a gold or silver medal would be allocated a Club World seat, while Chris Hoy, Rebecca Adlington and Bradley Wiggins would fly in first-class. One man who, in that case, would …

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My favourite game: Usain Bolt wins Olympic 200m gold at Beijing 2008 | Andy Bull | Sport

A big-screen replay shows Bolt’s world record time of 19.30sec at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.

No one was ever going to beat Michael Johnson’s record. Not in my young lifetime anyway, maybe some distant day when I was old and grey, and the game had changed out of all recognition. Remember watching him set it at the Atlanta Olympics in ’96? That idiosyncratic style of …

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Virus closes sites around the world; stocks, oil prices sink

Virus closes sites around the world; stocks, oil prices sink

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Fear over the new coronavirus epidemic sent global stock markets and oil prices plunging Monday, touched off prison riots in Italy and caused a cascading shutdown of sites and events ranging from Saudi schools to a Holocaust march. While many of Beijing’s white-collar workers returned to …

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Beijing expels three Wall Street Journal journalists

China censors a lot, from Winnie the Pooh to the NBA

Speaking at a press briefing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the expulsion was due to an opinion piece published by the US news organization on February 3, entitled “China is the real sick man of Asia.” “The editors used such a racially discriminatory title, triggering indignation and condemnation …

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New Cases Are Reported as Beijing Sets New Rules

New Cases Are Reported as Beijing Sets New Rules

Seeking to protect the city from a major outbreak, Beijing imposes new quarantine rules. Chinese state-run television announced on its website on Friday evening that everyone returning to Beijing would be required to isolate themselves for 14 days. Anyone who does not comply “shall be held accountable according to law,” …

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Novel Coronavirus: Beijing orders mandatory quarantine for returnees as US moves to evacuate passengers from cruise ship

CDC director: Novel coronavirus 'is probably with us beyond this season, beyond this year'

Beijing authorities announced Friday night local time that all people returning to the Chinese capital would be required to stay at home or under observation for 14 days in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to state-run news agency Xinhua. Those who violate the new quarantine rules …

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Coronavirus: cases pass 66,000 as Beijing orders 14-day quarantine for returnees | World news

A Chinese worker wears a protective mask and goggles as he cleans and disinfects machines at a nearly empty subway station during rush hour in Beijing.

Beijing has ordered people returning to the city from holidays to quarantine themselves for 14 days to try to contain the coronavirus spread, as the death toll in China from the outbreak passed 1,500. On Saturday, the country’s National Health Commission said 2,641 new cases were confirmed in the previous …

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China’s Xi Jinping has not been in Wuhan amid the coronavirus outbreak

China's Xi Jinping has not been in Wuhan amid the coronavirus outbreak

Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization, (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People, on January 28, 2020 in Beijing, China. Naohiko Hatta – Pool | Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping has been visibly missing in …

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