8.30am – outside the tube entrance.  There is Olympics in the air today, I said to myself, as I sniffed  it…  smelling like tail gas.  “Beijing Morning Paper!  Beijing Morning Paper, special Olympic edition!…”  so one of our national slogans for the Olympics is quite true then: Quan Min Ao Yun = All People’s Olympics.

“How much is it please?”

“5 Jiao (=3p)!  Beijing Morning Paper!  Special Olympics Edition~!!” he shouted to the crowd..

He smiled as he took the money, leaving the high stack of papers aside to count the change..  “It is really not easy to sell a copy of this..”he said, but still smiling, under the especially sunny morning day which welcomes the one year Olympics countdown.