Chinese ‘not’ politicising Olympics

It’s great to see some consistency from the Chinese Regime. In keeping with their firm desire not to politicise the Olympics officials at a ceremony in Tibet ‘celebrating’ to torch relay keep politics well out of it with these sophisticated comments…

“remarks made during a ceremony marking the passage of the torch through Tibet. The Communist Party boss there spoke of “smashing the separatist plot of the Dalai Lama clique”. China said it had a “solid position against politicising the Olympics”.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7475441.stm

Everyone knows they are full of it, but the double standards are quite breathtaking really. As I’ve said before these guys really desperately need some PR help, using words like ‘clique’ is soooo yesterday – as in cultural revolution yesterday. I guess the really impressive thing is that this bunch run a country with the largest population in the world and they’re still stuck in a surreal time warp where capitalist roaders and running dogs are conspiring against the people of China.

It’s curious how some people jump on the Americans for the slightest thing (especially Bush), but comments like this go un-commented on. This is the biggest country in the world and they get away with this sort of thing. Where are all the ‘defenders’ of human rights that bleat on about Guantanamo Bay and how awful the American Government is? We don’t see many films about Chinese or Tibetan citizens being carted off in their thousands to reeducation camps, but there’s plenty hype and fuss over a few hundred people the USA has locked up under dubious circumstances.

If people made as much fuss about the way the Chinese Regime behaves as they do about Bush, maybe there would be some more changes – because predictably, they have seen the awarding of Olympics as an affirmation of their rule and have no intention of loosening on human rights up as some people have nievely suggested.

 

 

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    • naj1237
    • June 27th, 2008

    You forgot the “paper tigers”, I was always fond of the paper tigers

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