Spotlight on China: The Olympics

Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Kenneth G. Lieberthal
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Political Science, William Davidson Professor of Business Administration, University of Michigan
Sophie Richardson
Asia Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch
Harry Harding
University Professor of International Affairs, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University

The increased international attention on China brought by the upcoming summer Olympics has fueled foreign demonstrations against China's political, environmental, and humanitarian policies, prompted a Chinese nationalist surge, and helped broadcast last month's tragic earthquake around the world. Join Kenneth Lieberthal and Tom Malinowski to discuss Beijing's reactions to the Olympic spotlight and the implications for China's domestic and foreign policies.

Top Stories on CFR

Climate Change

Fires in California and Oregon have been more devastating than ever before, but climate change means the worst is yet to come. Here’s how officials can prepare.


Although negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government are historic, they are unlikely to result in a quick breakthrough.

Diplomacy and International Institutions

Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of six leading global think tanks reflect on what reforms are the most important for the United Nations as it looks toward its next seventy-five years.