Diary by Tashibod: A glimpse into life in a remote Tibetan area as the Olympics were being celebrated in Beijing; originally posted in Chinese.
“If Chinese citizens can watch the torch when it passes through other cities, why can’t we? Are we not citizens of this country?”
Poem by Tsoltim N Shakabpa: With the dawning of August 8, 2008 / The vicious lies and hidden traps nest at Beijing’s gate
Poem by Tsoltim N Shakabpa: When in the Beijing Olympics / Win for free speech / Run for human rights
In Beijing’s case one important reason for hosting the Olympics is, without doubt, to rehabilitate its image; to reprogram people’s memories about the past.
You might also ask how can denying China the right to host the Olympics for the second time help bring China in the global family?