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Old 01-17-2008, 03:46 AM
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News Beijing Olympics behind iron curtain

In the July/August issue of Amnesty Magazine it reviews the promises made six years ago on Human Rights when Beijing was 'awarded' the 2008 Games. It lists 10 serious violations across the country which they say are "fuelling instability and discontent".

China's one-party regime executes more people each year than the rest of the world put together; two thirds of the 68 crimes punishable by death are non-violent crimes. Re-education through Labour' camps have been used to hold critics of the dictatorship for up to four years without charge or trial. RTL is also being used, the report says, to "clean up" Beijing in time for the Olympics. 'Evidence' in courts can be the result of torture and verdicts given after political interference. Many prisoners, subjected to torture, die in custody.

The IOC rejected the objections and said, "A Beijing Games would leave a unique legacy to China and to sports". Equated with the award of the Olympics to Japan in 1964 and South Korea in 1988, the event is seen as an economic 'coming-out party'. But Amnesty International says that far from improving, as the Chinese economy has opened up to the world, repression in China is getting worse.

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Old 01-17-2008, 03:59 AM
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China getting the Olympics surprised me a bit too.
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Google turned up 52 instances of the same thread.

Regardless, economy is the new human rights. You have the right to buy crap, to believe crap and to manufacture crap. Any crap you refuse to buy, can and will be held against you in a court of public opinion.
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:19 AM
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I love that user name.
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:39 AM
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I don't know if he's being clever or trying to use Chinese characters. In any case, his last username was considerably less interesting.
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:49 AM
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If he's trying to use Chinese characters, he's succeeding on my browser. What do you see?
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All I see are three question marks.
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:50 AM
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I see Chinese characters, that I am going to ask about at work tomorrow when loads of Chinese people will be wandering around.

Here's a Great Wall of Spam though
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Pfft! Of all the reasons to edit, 抵制北京奥运会 is the lame-est I have seen yet! As if! :rolleyes:
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Pfft! Of all the reasons to edit, 抵制北京奥运会 is the lame-est I have seen yet! As if! :rolleyes:
If I was going to the Olympics I'd edit myself to boycott them? Why do you hate China?
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Too breakable. I prefer high-impact glass.
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If he's trying to use Chinese characters, he's succeeding on my browser. What do you see?
Huh, weird. I see Chinese characters on my desktop but question marks on my laptop. Same OS and browser on both.
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If he's trying to use Chinese characters, he's succeeding on my browser. What do you see?
Huh, weird. I see Chinese characters on my desktop but question marks on my laptop. Same OS and browser on both.

你能看到这一点,恶性山雀?
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You can see this point, malignant tit?
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我的山雀并不恶性。
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Default Re: Beijing Olympics behind iron curtain

In a related note: the Chinese ambassador to the Netherlands wrote a letter to the editor of the Volkskrant (People's Paper, it is kinda fitting I suppose) complaining that the Chinese people are 'hurt' by the discussion here about human rights in China.

Well, if they are, imagine how hurt the wusses must be by the daily torture that goes on in their country.
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I said "My tits are anything but malignant".
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I said "My tits are anything but malignant".
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:28 PM
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I read this exact same thing in a web news article early this morning. I'm still trying to find it, but I'm tossing the allegation of "not just spam, but plagiarised spam" in here for good measure. :glare:
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Default Re: Beijing Olympics behind iron curtain

From what I've heard, China wont have their Iron Curtain completed by the time the olympics start, along with part of the olympic village. Will you settle for a Martha Stewart collection curtain instead?
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I thought China had the Bamboo Curtain. I suppose the Iron Curtain is a consequence of China's industrialization.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:52 AM
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I had a bamboo curtain once. From Pier 1. It was cool in a hippie-type college student sort of way.
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Iron curtain? Bamboo curtain?

I thought they had one frikkin' humungous brick wall.
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