Beijing’s Olympics close, ending odd global moment

Beijing’s Olympics close, ending  odd global moment

Unlike the first Olympics pandemic in Tokyo last summer, which featured all but empty seats at the opening and closing, a modest but energetic crowd populated the seats of Beijing’s “Bird’s Nest” stadium. It felt somewhat incongruous — a show bursting with color and energy and enthusiasm and even joy, the very things that couldn’t … Read more

A tale of two cases: Covid infections lay bare Beijing’s wealth disparity

A tale of two cases: Covid infections lay bare Beijing’s wealth disparity

HONG KONG – One person toiled at dozens of construction sites across the city. The other shopped in luxury stores and went skiing. Both got Covid. The movements of the two coronavirus patients in Beijing, which is trying to contain an outbreak before it hosts the Winter Olympics starting this week, painted strikingly different portraits … Read more