No More Chinese Communist Party

July 6, 2008

Presence of Bush and (probably) Sarkozy at opening ceremony called “stab in back” for China’s dissidents

Reporters Without Borders has for several months been calling for a boycott of the 8 August Olympic Games opening ceremony by heads of state and government and members of royal families. The governments of Poland, Estonia, Austria and the Czech Republic have already announced that they will not send any representative to the opening ceremony. Britain’s Prince Charles was the first to let it be known that he would not go to Beijing for the games.

With a month to go to the Beijing Olympics, around 100 journalists, cyber-dissidents, bloggers and Internet users are imprisoned in China. The Chinese authorities have not kept the promises to improve respect for human which they gave in 2001, when Beijing was chosen to host the 2008 Olympics.

There’s lot’s of good stuff at that site, such as:

Xinhua: the world’s biggest propaganda agency

The Reporters Without Borders’ report includes accounts from several Xinhua journalists who agreed, on condition of anonymity, to explain how the control imposed by the CCP’s Propaganda Department operates on a daily basis.


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