Who knew? The 2008 Olympics is China’s personal Achilles’ heel – Delaware Online

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]

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