“The decision in 2001 to give the games to China was made in the hope of improvement in human rights and, indeed, the Chinese themselves said that having the games would accelerate progress in such matters.” — IOC member Dick Pound
From Friday’s Wa Po:
A human rights watchdog says Chinese security forces have detained a former soldier who publicly expressed regret over his role in the bloody 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
From Friday’s NYT:
China’s grass-mud horse, the mythical and popular Internet creature whose Chinese name sounds very much like an obscenity, is being put out to pasture by censors, the Web site Global Voices reported on Wednesday.