Pundit Likens Beijing Olympics to Nazi-Era Games

From Chosun.com:

A political commentator renowned for his sharp tongue has likened the Beijing Olympics to the 1936 Berlin Olympics under Nazi rule after Chinese mobs ran rampant here during the Seoul leg of the Olympic torch relay on Sunday. “China seems to have no intention of making the Olympics a festival that people around the world can enjoy together,” Jin Jung-kwon, a lecturer in German language and literature at Chung-Ang University, said in a radio program on Monday. “Instead, it seems it’s trying to use it as an opportunity to display its power and bring the whole world under its red flag.” Jin said it was “in keeping for people with such thinking to cause open violence in the streets.

… Asked whether some critics were muddying waters by linking the Tibet issue and the Olympics, Jin answered the matter should be judged based on universal human values. “The global modern mindset requires breaking away from a totalitarian way of thinking,” he said. “China should be able to take an objective look at itself if it wants to be respected in the world.”

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