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Human Rights and the Beijing Olympics

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The article focuses on the issue of linkage between human rights and the Beijing Olympics. The article concludes that the long term legacy of 2008 Beijing should include a lasting awareness leading to improvement in the human rights of Chinese citizens.

Keywords: Beijing Olympics; China; democracy; human rights; ideology

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Western Sydney

Publication date: 2009-01-01

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