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===Should countries boycott the 2008 Olympics in China due to human rights concerns there?===  ===Should countries boycott the 2008 Olympics in China due to human rights concerns there?===  
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Since China received in 2001 the honor to host the 2008 summer Olympics, one of the primary questions was whether it would be able to improve its human rights record to a level deemed appropriate by the international community for the purposes of hosting such an international event. Many believe that, as of 2007, it had failed to do so. In protest, many suggest that the most powerful tool that a country can level against China's alleged abuses, is a boycott of the 2008 Olympics. China, desiring very much to see its 2008 Olympics become a success, is fearful of such moves, and defensive against threats that move in this direction.  Since China received in 2001 the honor to host the 2008 summer Olympics, one of the primary questions was whether it would be able to improve its human rights record to a level deemed appropriate by the international community for the purposes of hosting such an international event. Many believe that, as of 2007, it had failed to do so. In protest, many suggest that the most powerful tool that a country can level against China's alleged abuses, is a boycott of the 2008 Olympics. China, desiring very much to see its 2008 Olympics become a success, is fearful of such moves, and defensive against threats that move in this direction.  
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Revision as of 21:29, 8 May 2009
Should countries boycott the 2008 Olympics in China due to human rights concerns there? 
Human rights: Has China failed to improve its human rights and is a boycott the right response?  
Yes

No

Tibet: Has China been abusive in Tibet to the extent that it warrants a boycott?  
Yes 
No

Athletes: Could boycotting the Olympics be fair to athletes?  
YesSome athletes have chosen to not participate in these Olympics. 
No

Politicizing Olympics: Is it acceptable to politicize the Olympics with boycotts?  
Yes

No

Historically: Have Olympic boycotts been effective/desirable in historically?  
Yes

No

Darfur: Would a boycott positively influence China's position on Darfur?  
Yes

No

Burma: Should China's response to the Burma crisis be cause for a boycott?  
Yes

No

Pro/con resources  
Yes

No

Videos: Pro and Con Video Resources  
Yes

No 
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