- The Medal Count
Every country is counting the medals their Olympic atheletes rack up, but not all systems are the same. How each nation tabulates victory speaks to its character.
- Transport: Building a Fast Lane
A herculean effort to unclog Beijing roads for the Olympics led to new subway lines, a truck ban and lower bus fares.
- Death Toll for Xinjiang Attack at Eleven
Xinjiang security department says 11 people, including one security guard and 10 suspected terrorists, died in the August 10 bombings in Kuqa County, Xinjiang.
- American Tourist Killed in Beijing
An American tourist was stabbed dead August 9 at the Drum Tower, Beijing. The victim's wife and the couple's Chinese tour guide also sustained injuries.
- Bomb Blasts in Xinjiang
Several attackers hurled explosives into a Xinjiang police station, killing at least two. Five assailants were shot dead by police.
- Science: Big Win for High-Tech
Behind the competitive arena, scientific and technological projects are playing a major role at the Beijing games.
- Doping: Let the Testing Begin
Chinese and international experts are doing all they can to prevent athlete doping from tainting the Beijing games.
- Social Harmony: An Olympic Opportunity
A positive result is that actual problems can be resolved. But there is also a chance that local governments will try whatever they can to stifle complaints during the Olympics.