China, Olympics and Human Rights

China continues to violate the basic, universal human rights of its citizens, even though their leaders campaigned to host the Olympics on the promise that human rights would improve in China. Sadly, that has not been the case. Many civil rights advocates who are peaceful citizens have been imprisoned, and censored. Chinese journalists, for example, so far are not given the same privileges as international journalists covering the Olympics. Also, a Google version search engine in China censors such words as: human rights and Amnesty International. For more on the suppression of human rights in China go to Amnesty’s You Tube video here.