YouTube back online in China

Video sharing site YouTube has been having some “technical difficulties” the last few days in China, but it looks like it is back.
More videos to come soon.
See the videos I have taken so far of the Beijing Olympics here.

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As the second round of Olympic tickets went on sale yesterday, the demand was so heavy the system took a beating.
“We sincerely apologize to the general public,” Beijing officials said in the statement. “Because of the overwhelming volume of page visits, the technical system was unable to perform the tasks well enough, and [...]

The second round of tickets went on sale yesterday for people living in China. For foreigners living in China to be eligible they must hold a visa valid for 6 months or longer.
Tickets can be bought online, at designated Bank of China branches or by calling (010)952008. People who missed out on the [...]

Jianguo Hotel Beijing

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Address: 5 Jianguomenwai Avenue Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
The Jianguo has a central location and some good restaurants and a bar within the hotel. There are also plenty of dining and entertainment options nearby.
Booking and availability: Jianguo Hotel

To meet the demand for next year’s Beijing Olympics, a third runway has just opened at Beijing’s Capital Airport.
‘The airport handles 1,100 arrival and departure flights every day. That will probably rise to 1,500 to 1,600 and peak at 1,900 during the Olympics next year, so the third runway is much needed,’ an [...]

Gloria Plaza Hotel

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Address: 2 Jianguomennan Avenue, Beijing, China
The Gloria Plaza Hotel offers a central location with good access to Beijing’s subway system. The Sampan Restaurant serves some the best dim sum in Beijing.
Booking and availability: Gloria Plaza Hotel Beijing

Jordanian King Abdullah II has given the Beijing Olympics a thumbs up and has said it will be an opportunity for the world to see Chinese culture and the economic progress they have made.
“I believe millions of people everyday read about China’s extraordinary growth and progress,” he said, adding that “there is a lot of [...]