Berlin, Germany; Beijing, China; And Drapchi Prison City, Tibet: Sport And Architecture And International Human Rights
Berlin, Germany in the Summer of 1936; Beijing, China and Lhasa, Tibet in the Spring of 2008.
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What human rights legacy for the Beijing Olympics?
31 March 2008
Liu Jingmin, Vice-President of the Beijing Olympic Bid Committee, said in 2001 that allowing Beijing to host the Games would “help the development of human rights". Seven years on, China’s human rights record shows little sign of improvement, according to an Amnesty International report.
Photo credits: Britannica.com. Wikipedia Commons. San Francisco Sentinel. With thanks.
[Due to a cultural exhange snafu, in September 1972 my California youth orchestra, visiting the Herbert von Karajan International Festival of Youth Orchestras, spent its first night sleeping in spartan quarters under the 1936 Berlin Olympics Stadium, rather than in the cosy youth hostel near the original West Berlin Cafe Einstein.]