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06 May 2008

Pay no attention to the nation behind the curtain...

What will happen during the Olympics? Will there be a smattering of feeble protests over China's long list of insults to the globe? Or will there be something more dramatic, such as the recent uprising in Tibet - which just as quickly vanished from the news headlines? China is playing with fire, in more ways than one. While I do not expect a Tianenmen Square revolt to mesmerize the world, there may be some rather dramatic actions which will highlight just how far the Middle Kingdom has to go before it is a reliable and honest player on the world stage.

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UPDATE - Now their repsonse to the recent quake underscores how little investment they have made in infrastrusture - 14 MAY 08

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the IOC are a bunch of boneheads for selecting PRC in the first place.

Citizen Deux said...

Concur - but they have never proven themselves to be anything other than infinitely corruptible.

captjackharkness said...

Which is, of course, how Atlanta got the games after hosting one of the most disastrous Democratic Conventions in History(well, except maybe for Chicago, but that had nothing to do with the meeting planning and accomodation availibility...) in 1988...

sonicfrog said...

I won't pay attention... unless he's HOT and Nekked!!!


Sorry. I HAD to go there!

captjackharkness said...

Before Deux gets a chance to say it...

"sigh"

Citizen Deux said...

Gentlemen, please.