Wednesday, March 26, 2008

France threatens boycott the Beijing Olympic Games

With the riot in Tibet, the French medias have been talking about the possibility of France boycotting the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic games. Almost everyday the 8pm prime time news will show how brutal the way the Chinese authority treats the riot, and how they closed and manipulated the information to the Chinese people. Due to this media cloture, the Chinese surveyed on the road said "they don't think it's that serious", "they don't care about the current situation in Tibet", "they are not scared". The French medias blame the ignorant Chinese about Tibet independence movement as the result of medias manipulation of the Chinese government.

Personally, I don't think the Chinese have no other way to get the information about Tibet situation. A lot of Chinese actually know how to hack the firewall and have access to many websites that are not authorized by the Chinese government. I kind of agreed to a statement by a Chinese girl during interview:"Don't mix politic with sport!"

I don't think it's going to do much if other countries boycott the Olympic games. The Chinese will just win more medals for themselves, with no change to the way they treat the Tibetans. The pressure has to come from the Chinese people themselves.

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