April 11, 2008


UN chief to miss Olympic opening ceremony (Haroon Siddique, 4/11/08, guardian.co.uk)

The United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, will not be attending August's opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

Although the reason for his absence was cited as "scheduling issues", it will only add to China's concerns that it is being unfairly vilified by the international community.

Haven't they ever read the UN Charter?:

Article 1

The Purposes of the United Nations are:

2. To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace; [...]

Article 2

The Organization and its Members, in pursuit of the Purposes stated in Article 1, shall act in accordance with the following Principles.

4. All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.

The PRC regime is illegitimate by definition.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 11, 2008 7:11 AM
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