An editorial from the Delaware Online:
It seems that hosting the Olympics next year means more to China than its often-stated stance of noninvolvement in the internal affairs of foreign governments.
Within the last week, a senior Chinese official traveled to Sudan to push the government to accept a United Nations peacekeeping force, according to the New York Times.
China had been the major holdout against U.N. Security Council sanctions of a government that has habitually presided over or ignored the genocide of nearly a half million of its citizens. More than 2 million have been left homeless in unprotected refugees camps.
Now it seems the threat of a campaign by Hollywood elites to link the world-uniting athletic event to the wholesale slaughters and rapes of mostly non-Arab civilians brought about China’s policy change. Of course, Chinese officials say, not so, and even threaten that no one individual should try to capitalize on their unplanned visit.[Full Text]