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    Speedskater Joey Cheeks denied visa for Beijing games

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/pres...darfur-ch.html

    Cheeks, a 2006 Olympic gold medalist, is active in efforts to highlight human rights violations in Dafur (China supports the Sudanese government.)

    I guess this means Joey won't be sitting with Michelle and Secretary Rice at the closing ceremonies.
    Last edited by Mathman; 08-06-2008 at 08:25 PM.

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    It just goes to show that China will never really be an open county!! It's a shame really.

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    It's really a shame. Chica could really use Beijing Games as an opportunity to change its image on global scene (in a much more productive and cheaper way than the futile attempt to change its climate).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sillylionlove View Post
    It just goes to show that China will never really be an open county!! It's a shame really.
    Why "never"? Give it a century or two - it can certainly end up an open democracy in the end!

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