Yes, I am shocked *shocked* that gambling is allowed at this bar:
China breaks Olympic promises on rights, media, pollution
With four days left before the start of the 2008 Summer Games, Chinese officials have not lived up to key promises they made to win the right to host the Olympics, including widening press freedoms, cleaning up their capital city’s polluted air and respecting human rights.
Really? The communists lied? This has obviously never happened before, right?
When they applied to host the games, Beijing officials also had completed a Candidature File, in which they agreed to meet specific requirements. Although the International Olympic Committee said the file is a public document, Beijing Olympics officials didn’t follow through Monday on a request by McClatchy to see the Candidature File they completed.
Reached by phone, the Beijing Olympic organizing committee’s head of media operations, Sun Weijia, declined to comment.
Ahh, the openness and honesty of China, paragon of freedom and liberty throughout the world. Did we expect any difference?