Wednesday, April 23, 2008
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The Chinese response to the Olympics protest
In my last post on the Olympics brouhaha, I voiced some concern about how the mass Chinese public would react to protests and statements of concern from the West.
Over the weekend, we stated to see the blowback, as CNN reports:
Protests against Tibetan independence have continued Sunday in several Chinese cities, according to the country's state-run news agency.Over at FP's Passport, Drew Kumpf points out that we're beginning to see the blowback among Chinese expats as well:
[T]here were also demonstrations by the Chinese community on Saturday in five Western cities: Berlin, Vienna, Paris, London and Washington. Xinhua news agency reports thousands of participants in the European cities and hundreds here in Washington. With signs like "Love our China" and "You can't find this from BBC... Stop disrupting the Olympics" there is a clear, organized international effort to get the message out that many overseas Chinese also oppose the affronts to the Olympic games and the related media coverage. The silent protest in Britain attracted 3,000 participants and was the first public demonstration on the part of the Chinese community there.Developing.... posted by Dan on 04.23.08 at 10:17 AM
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