The Olympics

There has been a lot of talk in recent months about the Olympics being held in China and subsequently Tibet. Tibetan protestors have gone so far as to disturb the passing of the torch, and several world leaders are refusing to attend the games (so far President Bush will be attending).

This week we learn that China has agreed to speak with the Dalai Lama's envoy. This is a great step towards Chinese peace with Tibet, but I'm afraid that China is reaching out only in a public relations capacity.

As someone who works in the world of public relations this is a very good move by China. However, if China does not honestly make an effort to move forward with Tibet the world will see through them. The Olympic games will become a platform for discussing the Tibetan conflict and China's world image will not be helped.


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