Thursday, December 21, 2006

Beijing to raze final 22 migrant villages before Olympics

How much suffering will the 2008 Olympics bring to the people of China for the sole purpose of boosting Beijing's profile in the free world thereby glorifying a brutal dictatorship. This is only the tip of the iceberg. Look here to see a video on land seizures. About 200 villages have been demolished so far to make room for Olympic venues.

dpa German Press Agency Excerpt: Beijing- Officials in Beijing plan to demolish 22 remaining "urban villages", which are home mainly to poor migrants, in a six-month clean-up before the 2008 Olympic Games, state media said on Wednesday. The 22 villages will be razed during a campaign to demolish 3.32 million square metres of "illegal constructions" by the end of June, the Beijing Daily said. (more)

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