BEIJING, China (CNN) -- CNN International airs "Countdown Beijing," a special week of programming running August 4-12.
The week of live coverage from the Chinese capital examines China's preparations for the 2008 Olympics.
CNN hears from athletes and construction workers, business people, artists and environmentalists as it takes the pulse of a city seeking to define a global view of contemporary China.
Throughout the week, Kristie Lu Stout reports live from locations around Beijing for CNN's award-winning, morning news program "CNN Today," while Andrew Stevens reports live for the Asia evening prime-time show, "World News Asia." In addition, CNN's Beijing correspondent John Vause reports from the capital and beyond on the impact of the XXIX Olympiad.
"Talk Asia," CNN's in-depth interview program, hears from a remarkable line up of Olympic and artistic greats throughout the week. The first program sees host Anjali Rao sit down with 'China's Oprah Winfrey' and Olympic ambassador Yang Lan, while the next features Deng Yaping, Chinese female athlete of the century and four time Gold medal winner, who explains her new role in charge of the city's Olympic village.
Reports airing in CNN programming throughout the week to more than 200 million households globally include:
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Kristie Lu Stout reports live from Beijing for CNN TODAY throughout the week. Special reports also air throughout CNN news and business programming. (All times local)
Hosted by Anjali Rao in Beijing, Talk Asia interviews Yang Lan and Deng Yaping on consecutive weekends.
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Andrew Stevens reports live from Beijing for World News Asia throughout the week. Special reports also air throughout CNN news and business programming. (All times local)