Monday, July 23, 2007

China blundering (?) pre-Olympics

Here's a link to the Register's editorial on China's clumsy and tyrannical moves against journalists duiring the run-up to the 2008 Olympics. China is trying to burnish its image, but in some ways failing. It plans to relocate a bunch of scruffy rural people who have moved to Beijing and other major cities in search of work to make the city seem "cleaner." And they're cracking down on opposition leaders and journalists. Not exactly a good way to make your country seem the very model of openness and modern, enlightened attitudes as you showcase yourself to the world.

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