Jen Lin-Liu

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While eating dinner at a packed Spanish restaurant one recent evening, I found myself sitting next to two scorekeepers for the International Olympics Committee who had just arrived here. They remarked that they found Beijing, with all its recent construction projects, to be a very modern place. They were able to surf the Internet freely from their hotel rooms. Apart from the crazy drivers, the city didn’t seem that different from the ones in their countries, New Zealand and Canada.

That’s the Beijing many visitors coming for the Olympics will see. But unrestricted Internet use is a rarity, even for foreign reporters covering the Games, who this week discovered that the Chinese government is limiting their access to the Internet.…  Seguir leyendo »

Delegates to the recent United Nations climate talks in Bali decided they needed two years to formulate a plan for making “deep cuts in global emissions.” The earth’s changing climate seems unlikely to wait. The Op-Ed page asked four writers to report on the weather in their part of the world. Here are their dispatches.

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Draguignan, France

The Olive Tree Doesn’t Lie.

By Mort Rosenblum, the author, most recently, of Escaping Plato’s Cave: How America’s Blindness to the Rest of the World Threatens Our Survival.

It is a little weird to be getting briefed on the state of the world’s climate by an olive tree.…  Seguir leyendo »