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Argentina plays Brazil in the football semi-final tonight

Argentina play Brazil tonight in the semi-final of the men’s football. The match starts at 9:00 p.m and will be played at the Worker’s Stadium in Beijing.
Belgium and Nigeria will play in Shanghai in the other semi-final.
The Argentina - Brazil match is being billed as the Ronaldinho-Lionel Messi clash.
“It’s a match between [...]

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Thanks to Twitter user Fotograf I discovered that the Gumball 3000 will arrive in Beijing tomorrow 19:30 - 20:30 at the Westin Hotel (1-3 Xin Yuan Nan Road, Chaoyang District).
I hadn’t heard of it before, but is sounded interesting. Wikipedia has some details on the Gumball Rally 3000. If you aren’t attending any [...]

This weeks hasn’t been a good week for the air in Beijing. It has been hazy all week and Thursday’s prediction of rain just never came. With some luck it could rain tonight, but it didn’t feel that way when I was out earlier.
Some United States and Australian swimmers have reported seeing haze [...]

Not surprisingly Amanda Beard’s nude photo shoot in front of the Water Cube stadium was shut down today by police.
She was posing nude as part of a publicity campaign run by the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
“What happens with animals when their skin is ripped from their [...]

Beijing is preparing for the arrival of the Olympic torch arrival back in the capital. The torch is expected to pass the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square. Security will be tight wherever the torch travels after yesterday’s attack deadly attack in Xinjiang.
“The different departments of the Beijing police have taken detailed precautions for [...]

The haze has come back over Beijing this morning with just four days to go before the Olympics begin.
Here is the forecast for the week:

I am kind of expecting the pollution to build again this week after a week of almost clear skies last week. The forecast is for showers on Thursday [...]

The sky in Beijing was very clear this morning and I could even see out to the mountains, west of the city, which is fairly rare. Yesterday’s rain would have helped and perhaps the traffic control measures are starting to have some affect.
A lot also depends on the weather. Here is the forecast [...]