China - Human Rights and Olympic Dreams

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From Hitler's Berlin to the terrorists in Munich, politics have stormed the Olympics. Now, still in its bid to host the 2008 games, China finds its human rights record under the microscope. Both the US and UN have criticized China's record on human rights. Will the International Olympic Committee sidestep human rights issues for the regime's ability to address traffic, technology and safety concerns? We examine China's human rights and Olympic dreams with a spokesman from the Chinese Embassy, representative of Human Rights Watch/Asia, and Chinese-born practitioner of Falun Gong. (Diana Nyad guest hosts.)
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Business Day

People's Republic of China (Embassy)

Falun Gong

Human Rights Watch/Asia

The Wall Street Journal



Warren Olney