Even if you chose not to look at China’s record on human rights, there’s still some pretty dirty stuff going on in the People’s Republic and I’m sure all the Olympic-sized PR and spin won’t even begin to touch on these issues come August 2008.
This is why I was glad to see the New York Times publish a great series of articles on China’s short-term “green turn” for the 2008 Bejjing Summer Olympics, even though the outlook still looks pretty “grey” for China’s water, energy, bio diversity, and air pollution crises.
They have been an interesting read over the past couple weeks and I encourage you to take a look at them before the Beijing Summer Olympics begin in August 2008.
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