January 28, 2008

A THRONEWORTHY ACT:

Prince Charles' Olympic-sized snub to China (Richard Spencer, 28/01/2008, Daily Telegraph)

The Prince of Wales has snubbed the Chinese government by refusing to attend the Olympic Games in Beijing this summer.

The Prince made his decision known to campaigners for a free Tibet, who had been calling on him to show solidarity with those who believe the Games risk obscuring China's human rights record. [...]

[R]ecently he has been wooed by the Chinese, and particularly their new ambassador in London, who had made it her personal mission to encourage him to go.


An American can't help but feel ashamed at having to look up at Charles to see the moral high ground.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 28, 2008 12:00 AM
Comments

Oh baloney!

We'll do a lot more good by exposing Chinese "security" measures to the rest of the world via the millions of pictures tourists send via cell phones and email.

If they try to block them, that'll be the big story instead of the Olympics.

Posted by: erp at January 28, 2008 12:19 PM

He should have gone to Tiananmen Square and made a speech about Tibet and democracy to thousands people with cell phones and web cams, and dared the authorities to arrest him.

Posted by: PapayaSF at January 29, 2008 1:49 AM
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