OK - at the start of everything, China promised a lot of things would change leading up to the Olympics. Frankly, we haven't seen any of that.
Beijing has hijacked all the water that used to go to the villages to fill up swimming pools and fountains and to make sure that there are no water shortages in Beijing. Meanwhile, their own citizens are without water at all in the villages and the Chinese government is not letting journalists out of Beijing to show the world. They're stopping them with MSS (Ministry of State Security) officers without ID and then when spoken to on the phone with a government official, they tell the other official they're just normal citizens and the journalist doesn't have a clue and must be confused. I saw all this go down on the news last night.
They've destroyed people's homes and only given them a pittance of what the home was actually worth. All to make room for new stadiums and Olympic stuff.
A political prisoner (and from what I have read, he isn't the only one) who should have been released in July is being held until October. They don't want him out in public causing trouble during the games. They've rounded up a lot of people and are doing this with them, too.
So what do you think --- does China deserve to host the 2008 Summer Olympics???