A new non-smoking ban will supposedly “take effect” tomorrow, June 1st. So hanging no smoking signs on the Birds Nest was apparently the best idea to support the campaign. Although it’s important to get the message across, the stadium does seem to resemble a giant ashtray…

A new non-smoking ban will supposedly “take effect” tomorrow, June 1st. So hanging no smoking signs on the Birds Nest was apparently the best idea to support the campaign. Although it’s important to get the message across, the stadium does seem to resemble a giant ashtray…

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Degen Hill

About: Degen Hill is a travel junkie, gym enthusiast, and avid writer who currently resides in Beijing. He is a 28-year-old graduate of Eastern Washington University where he studied Spanish & Communications and quickly learned that life's too short to not travel. Degen is aggressively realistic, open-minded, sarcastic, curious, and results-driven.

Currently: Degen graduated from Tsinghua University with a Master's of Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy in Beijing. He is now a reporter and editor for the political magazine China Today (今日中国). His Chinese language ability is a work in progress and enjoys the challenge. He is currently living in Andingmen (Right above the Forbidden City).