When Beijing first sought to host the Olympics, China was still recovering from the upheavals of Maoist rule and adapting to a market revolution. Today, in a time of rapid transition in China, human rights have emerged as a central concern around the 2008 Beijing Olympics. How are China’s leaders managing the Olympic process and the internal and external pressures for reform? How are protest groups and the government expected to act in August? Panelists include Minky Worden, Media Director, Human Rights Watch; Emily Parker, Assistant Editorial Features Editor, Wall Street Journal; and R. Scott Greathead, CEO, World Monitors Inc. This event was moderated by Jamie Metzl, Executive Vice President, Asia Society, and was held at the Asia Society.
Posted: June 18th, 2008
China’s Great Leap: The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges