March 25, 2008

THE SHOCK OF A DECENT FRANCE:

French leader considers Olympic boycott (ANGELA DOLAND, 3/25/08, Associated Press)

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Tuesday that he cannot rule out the possibility he might boycott the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics if China continues its crackdown in Tibet.

An official from France's state television company said the broadcaster would likely boycott the games if coverage was censored, and the European Union, United States, Australia and Canada urged China to show restraint as it tries to quell continuing unrest in its Tibetan areas.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 25, 2008 1:50 PM
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