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Beijing Diary

Brendan O’Neill
China is borrowing some ideas from Chairman Gordon Brown...
How China's politics of behaviour is not a million miles from Britain's own brand, plus why we should celebrate Beijing, the universal city.

Friday 18 July 2008
Brendan O’Neill
Beijing is not as filthy or whiffy as we've been led to believe
The battle between Blue Sky Days and Grey Sky Days, and why it's time we tackled the many myths of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Thursday 17 July 2008
Brendan O’Neill
The People’s Republic of China is becoming the People’s Republic of PR
Revelations about China’s Western-style relationship with Hill & Knowlton, plus the truth about Beijing's sports academies for the Olympians of the future: they’re not Dickensian.

Wednesday 16 July 2008
Brendan O’Neill
The rise of Beijing is the second great humiliation for Europe's elite...
Why Beijing is the new New York, an exclusive on the Olympics opening ceremony (well, sort of), and the ironic world of Beijing's young artists.

Monday 14 July 2008
Brendan O’Neill
With its curving roof, its vast white pillars, Terminal 3 is a cathedral of modernity
The biggest building on Earth, how poverty is an argument for development - not against it, and how Beijing drivers tell you to get out of the beeping way.


23 April 2018
The Windrush fallout has shattered every Remainer prejudice
25 April 2018
How did Britain end up at No40 on the world press-freedom rankings?

21 June 2013:
Man of Steel, leaden film

28 June 2013:
Dispatches’ dirty little secret