No to Olympic boycott (English version)

Reasons NOT to boycott the Beijing Olympic Games:

Boycotting the games will only provoke the opposite of what it tries to attain. It won’t turn China into a «better» country, but will cause further isolation. China will feel insulted by the international community. She would dwell on the idea that the world is conspiring against her, and could repeat the political isolation she went through during decades. It is better to allow China to gradually open, because it is into open countries that democratizing ideals can enter.

Boycotting the Olympic Games politicizes sports. China was given the Olympic Games not for being a virtuous country, but for being a sporting power. If only virtuous countries were given Olympic Games, most of the countries in the planet wouldn’t be able to host them. And who would decide which countries are deserving of hosting Olympic games or not? Europe, the continent which once impoverished the world? USA, architect of many of the conflicts in the modern world?

Boycotting is useless. We wish Tibet and Taiwan could some day decide their own destinies. We hope for the release of Hu Jia and other dissidents. We want democracy to come to China one day, as well as freedom of speech. We don’t want Internet censorship. Will boycotting the games attain any of these goals? NO. It will only cause further fury.

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  1. Enviado por brujilda
    (Contacto Página)
    A ver….¿alguna página por ahí que lean los mandamases en las que se pueda firmar que NO AL BOICOT? No encuentro hada. Por favor, en cuanto sepais, pegad el enlace, plissssss.

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    Enviado por ChinoChano
    (Contacto Página)
    algunos sitios donde, si tienen dirección de correo, sería interesante mandarles el no al boicot:

    web de Reporteros Sin Fronteras, una de las organizaciones que pide el boicot con más ahínco

    web de Amnistía Internacional

    web del Gobierno tibetano en el exilio

    web de los Estudiantes por un Tibet Libre

    web de Human Rights Watch

    web del Comité Olímpico Internacional

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    Enviado por ChinoChano
    (Contacto Página)
    más:

    web de radio free asia

    comité olímpico tibetano

    Human Rights in China

    Chinese Human Rights Defenders

    y para entrar en todos los comités olímpicos nacionales, pinchad en el mapa de aquí

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