China Rejects Attempt to Link Developments in Burma to Beijing Olympics – Glenn Kessler

From The Post:

A spokesman for the Chinese Embassy said yesterday that his is working hard to stem the in Burma and argued against efforts by activists to link participation in the -based 2008 Summer to China’s handling of Burma.

Linking the two is “totally irresponsible,” Wang Baodong, spokesman for the Chinese Embassy, said at a hastily called conference. He said that the Olympicmovement is based on “non-politicalization,” and that China’s “consistent stance is that irrelevant issues should not be linked to the Beijing Olympic .” [Full Text]

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