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July 12, 2007

Limit Involvement in Beijing Olympics?

Just after executing the former head of the government food and drug administration for corruption, the Chinese government “announced steps to safeguard food at next summer’s Olympic Games.” Hurray for them. If you’ve visited Beijing recently, or have been following things, China is creating a showcase city for the world to see when it visits Beijing for the 2008 Games, or watch it on the tube.

At the same time, there a troubling development: the government clean-up includes foreign Christian missionaries. According to China Aid Association, from April to June China expelled more than 100 suspected foreign missionaries to prevent evangelistic efforts at the Olympics (Assist News).

It should also be troubling to Christians that the Chinese are now the worst CO2 polluters in the world. China’s output of greenhouse gasses surpassed those of the U.S. last month. Business is booming at the expenses of the global climate.

Nothing would upset the Chinese more than suggestions that the world consider Beijing games to be anything less than a total success. They are pouring everything into making the Olympics a Chinese public relations wonder. That means the world has some bargaining power now. It would be a good time to suggest that Chinese preparation include human rights, religious liberty, and limitation of toxic emissions.

Protecting the food is fine, too.

Posted by Jim at July 12, 2007 07:04 AM

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And you forgot to mention China's own genocide - eliminating the Falun Gong through organ harvesting. That's pretty horrible isn't it? Those prisoners of conscience are killed on demand to supply organs to rich foreigners. This macabre practice is state-sanctioned and the CCP are laughing all the way to the bank. Fresh organs are advertised on websites for huge sums of money. Their laws on banning organ trafficking are just for show as usual.

Check out "Bloody Harves" if you haven't yet and pass it on.

Posted by: Makina at July 12, 2007 01:16 PM