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Is Beijing ready for the Olympics?

Not yet, according to this bemused traveller. A completely non-scientific look at China's readiness for the Olympics.
Forget questions about infrastructure or pollution, Beijing has a country mile, and then some, to go before it is ready for the Olympics.

This sweeping statement is based on non-scientific evidence û a vacation û and relying upon the results of our FinanceAsia Business Travel Poll.

Most of our readers spend time in Beijing on business and would agree that the services have vastly improved over the past decade. But as a tourist, the city takes on a completely different feel, thanks largely to the upcoming Olympics. I spent the weekend in Beijing as a classic tourist û travelling with a toddler and my parents who are aged in their seventies. We flew up...
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