At a six-way security meeting in Central Asia with Russian and Chinese participants today, Russia's invasion of Georgia got tepid support from four of its Asian allies -- leaving China stuck in the middle. Scott Tong reports.
Now that the Olympics are over, optimists are hoping China's most polluting factories will stay closed and replaced with cleaner energy facilities. Scott Tong talks to Scott Jagow about how that might affect the economy.
Puma had an excellent jump in sales thanks to Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who won a gold for the 200-meter run. But other Olympic athletes have had less success selling their official products, as Scott Tong reports.
Sponsors spent a lot of money to have giant versions of their logos at Olympic venues. Was it money well spent? What lessons can be learned for London in 2010. Kai Ryssdal talks with Scott Tong in Beijing.
Olympic hurdler Liu Xiang has had to pull out of the games due to an ankle injury, and that's become a marketer's nightmare over there. Bob Moon talks to Scott Tong about what this might mean for sponsors and fans.
So you're one of the lucky tourists in Beijing to see the Olympics. Are you having trouble getting good deals when you go shopping? Scott Tong strolls through the Silk Market and shows us how it's done.
If you want to get into the stadium for the Olympic games, it's going to cost you plenty of yuan -- and even then, it's hard to find good seats. Scott Tong reports in order to get to the games, people are getting creative.