Friday, August 01, 2008

The Great (Fire)Wall of China.

Seems (why am I not surprised) that the Beijing games is off to a censored start.

After the IOC giving the impression that journalists in Beijing would be given full internet access and free reign to report, it isn't happening like that at all.

Censorship and restrictions
are the way it will be it seems (although there has been some relaxation after world outcry).

China thinks of the Olympics as a huge PR exercise.

I hope I'm wrong, but I think the world may get a glimpse of what China is really like, and may not necessarily like a lot of what that glimpse suggests.

Makes me even prouder of what Sydney was like as an Olympic host city.

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Blogger Peter (Worldman): said...

Well, everybody is "glamoured" about China, about how it has opened to the world by letting everybody in to make big business and construct fancy buildings and towers and develop the country. Which it does. But everybody seems to forget that it is still a communist regime. And of course, cannot allow "liberties". Or only state controlled ones.

Sunday, August 03, 2008 1:19:00 am  

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