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Issue Guide: China and the Olympics

August 7, 2008


The 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing put China under increased international scrutiny regarding its role in the world. This is a selection of content focusing on a range of issues in China including governance, human rights, economy, the environment, and Chinese relations with the rest of the world.

Overview of Beijing Olympics 2008:

Engagement with the World:


Terrorism and Security:

Politics and Society:

Human Rights:

Managing China's Economic Rise:

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