Thousands of couples got married and gave birth on 8/8/08 because the number symbolizes prosperity. The Beijing Games, which open Friday, were also timed to the "lucky" date.
The wish list includes continued security aid to balance China, greater engagement, and trade.
The Olympic Games are entering an era of unprecedented equality among nations.
Gao Hong wants her country to view sports as more than a medal race.
The Olympic Committee and China linked the Games to reforms that have gone unfulfilled.
China tries to choreograph a happy ending to its troubled international tour.
Diplomatic Security Service helps keep games safe.
The Supreme Court prevented the signing of a territorial accord between the state and MILF, a rebel group, Monday. Opponents had called the deal unconstitutional.
Increasingly, athletes are switching national alliances – sometimes for money, but also for better training opportunities or a chance to compete in a sport that’s too saturated with talent back home.
May the Games help break down walls of fear.
The struggles we face daily call for a heroic response.