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A Chinese checklist for hosting major international events includes making sure the sky is blue, teaching locals some English phrases and banning a lot of activities

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
head of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and again for the upcoming G-20 meeting in Hangzhou, Chinese authorities have relied on spending a lot of money on appearances and controlling as much else as possible to ensure a successful event.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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