I may skip the Olympics altogether!
Hong Kong's English newspaper The South China Morning Post reported Friday that Chinese authorities have issued a secret ban on blacks, Mongolians and other "social undesirables" from Beijing's bars during the Olympics.
As the content on South China Morning Post's site is for subscribers only, here is an excerpt of the article c/o the Beijing drinking blog Beijing Boyce:Beijing authorities are secretly planning to ban black people and others it considers social undesirables from entering the city's bars during the Olympic Games, a move that would contradict the official slogan, "One World, One Dream".
Bar owners near the Workers' Stadium in central Beijing say they have been forced by Public Security Bureau officials to sign pledges agreeing not to let black people enter their premises....
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What in the world is going on? We just may need this scene at the Olympic games again... exactly 40 years later!! (not much has changed,huh)
...though I would prefer a full boycott by all black athletes.
If this story is true there is no way in the world I'll be watching the Beijing Olympics, and my view of China will just get much worse. I was prepared to give them a chance too considering how controversial China hosting the games already is! What do you think, will you still watch the games?
(Update: my further research on this story resulted in flimsy evidence backng it up, so all is clear...for now)