Difference between revisions of "The 'Genocide Olympics'"

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|author=Ronan Farrow, Mia Farrow,
 
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|quote="Beijing is uniquely positioned to put a stop to the slaughter, yet they have so far been unabashed in their refusal to do so. But there is now one thing that China may hold more dear than their unfettered access to Sudanese oil: their successful staging of the 2008 Summer Olympics. That desire may provide a lone point of leverage with a country that has otherwise been impervious to all criticism."
 
|quote="Beijing is uniquely positioned to put a stop to the slaughter, yet they have so far been unabashed in their refusal to do so. But there is now one thing that China may hold more dear than their unfettered access to Sudanese oil: their successful staging of the 2008 Summer Olympics. That desire may provide a lone point of leverage with a country that has otherwise been impervious to all criticism."
 
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{{Opinion|Darfur conflict|China should pressure the Sudan to end the conflict|for}}
 
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{{Opinion|Darfur conflict|United States should threaten to boycott the 2008 Olympics|for}}
{{opinion|Darfur conflict|China should pressure the Sudan to end the conflict|for}}
 

Latest revision as of 02:56, February 3, 2008

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Author(s) Ronan Farrow, Mia Farrow
Source The Wall Street Journal
Date March 28, 2007
URL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mia-and-ronan-farrow/the-genocide-olympics_b_44476.html
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Quotes-start.png "Beijing is uniquely positioned to put a stop to the slaughter, yet they have so far been unabashed in their refusal to do so. But there is now one thing that China may hold more dear than their unfettered access to Sudanese oil: their successful staging of the 2008 Summer Olympics. That desire may provide a lone point of leverage with a country that has otherwise been impervious to all criticism." Quotes-end.png

The following other items refer to this item: Khartoum's enablers in Beijing, Moving China on Darfur

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This item argues for the position China should pressure the Sudan to end the conflict on the topic Darfur conflict.


This item argues for the position United States should threaten to boycott the 2008 Olympics on the topic Darfur conflict.