Is Beijing Ready for Prime Time? No Way

Sara Faith Alterman/Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix | August 7, 2008
I've been living in Beijing since the beginning of July, covering the mad month-long preamble to the Games. My experience has been the polar opposite of what I had read and seen in news stories about how the Chinese are ready and willing to accommodate the Olympic athletes, coaches, spectators, media, and volunteers.

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