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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080315/...as/china_tibet

Another reason to boycott Chinese goods and Olympic Games' sponsors.
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In Lhasa, law-enforcement agencies issued a notice offering leniency for demonstrators who surrender before the end of Monday and threatening severe punishment for those who do not.
The part in bold means "executions".
post #3 of 15
Another depressing story. The news from Tibet just keeps getting worse and worse.
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Why does the Chinese gov't think that it can prevent the rest of the world from knowing what is actually happening in Lhasa?
post #5 of 15
It doesn't, but the rest of the world doesn't want to offend a rich and powerful country that owns shares in American banks.
post #6 of 15
I was at Target today.
A young girl of about 11, when her parents stopped to look at patio furniture, read a tag on a chair and told them "we can't buy this, it's made in China."
They all walked away.
post #7 of 15
BOYCOTT THE OLYMPICS and ALL their sponsers.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
BOYCOTT THE OLYMPICS and ALL their sponsers.


By the way, your original thread is now in the SOS forum, where more members will read it.
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=160535
Thanks for posting it.
post #9 of 15
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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (AP) - International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge poured cold water Saturday on calls for a boycott of the Summer Games in Beijing over China's crackdown in Tibet, saying it would only hurt athletes.
Article: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...show_article=1

The IOC says they will talk to China about Tibet and human rights...yeah, right.

The IOC is just as corrupt as any other political organization in the world. We all heard the slogan "Money talks....bull(blank) walks". How else do you think a country with the poor record of human rights abuses like China was awarded the Olympic Games? The behavior seen here is typical of communist regimes. The people in power are a paranoid lot and are quick to use violence to quell any political unrest. I'd love to see the US revoke their MFN trade status.
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Originally Posted by Essayons89 View Post
Article: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...show_article=1

The IOC says they will talk to China about Tibet and human rights...yeah, right.

The IOC is just as corrupt as any other political organization in the world. We all heard the slogan "Money talks....bull(blank) walks". How else do you think a country with the poor record of human rights abuses like China was awarded the Olympic Games? The behavior seen here is typical of communist regimes. The people in power are a paranoid lot and are quick to use violence to quell any political unrest. I'd love to see the US revoke their MFN trade status.
<sarcasm>

I agree with the IOC... it is vitally important that we do not get in the way of something as important as sports for the sake of such a trivial issue as human rights.

</sarcasm>

I am really annoyed at how impossible it is to know what is really going on. One thing is for certain though... whatever it is, China doesn't want us to know about it. That's a huge clue right there.
Unfortunately, for some people, it is too convenient to believe what the Chinese government tells us (that Tibetan protestors are out of control... and that the whole violence is orchestrated by the Dalai Lama) so that they can keep getting their cheap goods from China without guilt.

It's sad that the world only pays attention to that kind of issues when things turn violent.

On a lighter note, I will happily follow the Olympics if my favorite team makes it there:
http://www.supportteamtibet.org/teamtibet
Go Tibet!!
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
BOYCOTT THE OLYMPICS and ALL their sponsers.
As much as like the Olmpics, i guess i will end up doing just that.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by xocats View Post
I was at Target today.
A young girl of about 11, when her parents stopped to look at patio furniture, read a tag on a chair and told them "we can't buy this, it's made in China."
They all walked away.
Smart kid Colin and I are the same way- we try to avoid buying Chinese made or manufactured things as much as possible and always look for American made if we can find it.
post #13 of 15
Now the Dalai Lama is saying he will resign. How sad.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080318/D8VFQ2000.html
post #14 of 15
What we need are all the athletes to boycott the games - no athletes, no games.

I just read that China has blocked YouTube so people can't see what is really happening.
post #15 of 15
Here's an interesting article about what both sides have done wrong, and the open questions: http://www.spiegel.de/international/...541976,00.html

There hasn't been much mention of the Tibetan Youth Congress in the media.
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