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Nations really should start to look at boycotting the Olympics

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Nations really should start to look at boycotting the Olympics

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/200803...t-39349ed.html
Wouldn't that be a little hypocritical when everyone is falling over to do business with China, particularly when Chinese demand is a potential cushion against a world recession?

The Dalai Lama, himself, has stated that he does not wish for a boycott - so who are we to demand that an apolitical, international sporting festival be boycotted? Better to exert leverage to get the Chinese to the negotiating table, surely?
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Wouldn't that be a little hypocritical when everyone is falling over to do business with China, particularly when Chinese demand is a potential cushion against a world recession?

The Dalai Lama, himself, has stated that he does not wish for a boycott - so who are we to demand that an apolitical, international sporting festival be boycotted? Better to exert leverage to get the Chinese to the negotiating table, surely?
it was ok to use sporting bans against South Africa but not China?

When China was given the Olympics the OC stated that it would help improve Human Rights there. Clearly not the case.

I can't see any boycott happening purely as those nations will fear an economic backlash.
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it was ok to use sporting bans against South Africa but not China?

When China was given the Olympics the OC stated that it would help improve Human Rights there. Clearly not the case.

I can't see any boycott happening purely as those nations will fear an economic backlash.
Sporting bans did not end apartheid... they're just a weak gesture saying "well, we don't approve of you but we'll still trade with ya..."

Very smart move by the Tibetans, tho, to rise up at this time. Looks like someone other than the Dalai Lama is at work there.... and with the Kosovans just getting their way it's a good set of circumstances.
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Nations really should start to look at boycotting the Olympics

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/200803...t-39349ed.html
Stop worrying......Great Britain will boycott it in their own way, ......by not winning a single Gold Medal !!
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