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Human Rights in China and the Beijing Olympics

.: Li Changchun (C), member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau, attends a evening party for the up-coming 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, capital of China, on July 29, 2008. (Xinhua Photo/Li Tao)Li Changchun (C), member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau, attends a evening party for the up-coming 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, capital of China, on July 29, 2008. (Xinhua Photo/Li Tao)

London has a lot to learn from Beijing in preparing for a successful Olympics, Lord Colin Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA), said here Tuesday.

Beijing has a remarkable success story in terms of preparation for the Olympic Games, said Moynihan, who has been to Beijing six times and attended all the Olympic Games since 1980, adding that "the construction of Beijing's Olympic facilities and support service is No. 1 in the world."

From: Chief of British Olympic Association says Beijing sets good example for London

With Beijing hosting this year’s Olympic Games, Amnesty International hopes the event can create a positive human rights legacy for China. The Chinese authorities pledged that human rights would improve through the hosting of the Games. Amnesty International will hold them to their word.

We are monitoring China’s human rights performance, particularly in areas linked to preparations for the Olympics. We will judge their progress and inform the world. Our aim is to assess the impact of the Games on human rights in China, to highlight important related issues and to get the world involved.

From: Amnesty International

See also: China Human Rights Watch

.: Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (R) greets former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger before the Inauguration of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington July 29, 2008. (Xinhua/Zhang Yan)Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (R) greets former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger before the Inauguration of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington July 29, 2008. (Xinhua/Zhang Yan)


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