March 15, 2008

Run-Up to the Olympics

Reports of at least 30 dead fromTibetan exile groups.

Sun Weide, a spokesman for the Beijing Olympics organizing committee, said the unrest would not have a negative impact on the Games or the torch relay.

Preparations to carry the Olympic torch across Mount Everest and across Tibet "have been proceeding very smoothly and according to schedule," Sun said.

"The hosting of the Beijing Games is the 100-year dream for Chinese people and I think the Chinese people, including our compatriots in Tibet, very much look forward to hosting the Games," Sun said.

The United States and other governments have urged China to show restraint on the protesters, though International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge deferred, saying he didn't have details.

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keyboardjimmy's picture

I read a quote from Sun Weide in another article from Yahoo news: "The act of defiance from this small group of people is not popular," said Sun Weide, a spokesman for the Beijing Olympic organizing committee. "It will definitely be criticized by people who love peace and adore the Olympic spirit. Their attempt is doomed to failure." ......Not popular? It's spreading around the world like wildfire. I think people are waking up and learning that they adore the TRUTH, and that true peace will never be attained by holding people prisoner. Because of the allusion of privatization, we have been pacified with just enough to keep us happy and peaceful. We are finding out that our planet's governments are ALL full of lies and deceit, not just China's. All counted "citizens" are prisoners.