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Newsweek: Donít Feed Chinaís Nationalism

Author: Fareed Zakaria, Host, CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS
April 21, 2008


Newsweek International Editor Fareed Zakaria writes: "ordinary Chinese are if anything critical of the Beijing government for being too easy on the Tibetans. The real struggle here is between a nationalist majority and an ethnic and religious minority looking to secure its rights." And a boycott of the Olympics would have "precisely the opposite effect that is intended. The regime in Beijing would only become more defensive and stubborn. The Chinese people would rally around the flag and see the West as trying to humiliate China in its first international moment of glory."

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