Despite all efforts from the Dalai Lama, the Olympics 2008 in Being are the event that draws finally the attention to the problems of the occupation. The whole world is protesting right right now. And what Amnesty shows us explains why. Amnesty (2008): "According to information published by the Tibetan Center on Human Rights and Democracy, 15 Tibetan monks were detained on 10 March for staging a peaceful demonstration in Barkhor, Lhasa, the capital of Tibetan Autonomous Region in China. There is no information of their current whereabouts or of any charges brought against them. They are at high risk of torture and other ill- treatment." Besides this significant and important action there is also the important issue on the Human Rights situation in China. Amnesty (2008): " Expressing an opinion online in China can result in jail, torture and death. People are silenced and what happens in China is often clouded in secrecy. Sign up to take the pledge to stop the Chinese Government and large internet companies restricting freedom of expression on the Internet, and we’ll keep you up-to-date with ways you can help create a more transparent society in China." You can directly participate in signing the form online….
and to express their peaceful beliefs online without fear or interference.
I call on the Chinese Government and large internet companies to stop the
unwarranted restriction of freedom of expression on the Internet."
The pledge is typical, any person can participate in the actions of
Amnesty. China is a powerful country in the World, the economic position
has grown immense over the last years. Cheap labour, hardly any costs drives
many companies to China to build factory’s. China is important, it is number 4
of the list in fast growing Economics, important trading partner for many
countries in the world including Australia. However in the part of human rights
nothing changed at all. Till this very moment people still die or are prisonised.
Shocking to read is this part Amnesty (2008) "By allowing Beijing to host the
Games you will help in the development of human rights" Liu Jingmin, Vice-
President of Beijing Olympic Bid Committee, April 2001 . What can be said
after reading this Dit we miss something in the last couple of years or is
China changing here and there Many questions we may ask ourselves. Amnesty
remains however optimistic as we can read. Amnesty (2008) "The 2008
Beijing Olympics provides us with an unprecedented opportunity to help create
a more transparent society in China. Freedom of expression is a universal human
right, and Amnesty International believes the Games can be used as a positive
step towards creating a society in China that upholds basic human rights.
In Australia, our campaign will challenge the Chinese system of internet
repression. We want to see freedom of expression in China. We would like
citizens everywhere to have the same access to the