Olympics Countdown Begins With a Flurry of Preparations

Olympics Countdown Begins With a Flurry of Preparations

The Olympics have revived China's second largest city. Today Beijing glitters with high-profile, modernist buildings, the world's largest airport terminal, and a new National Theater — one of the few cultural monuments built in China in the last 30 years. Now less than 30 days before 8-8-08, spectacular antiterrorism drills are underway and finishing touches are being made. Take a peek behind the curtains and see what China's up to — the Segways are just the beginning.

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