Bill Moyers Journal: Denver Reality + China 2008 + Journalist Philip Pan

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Bill Moyers Journal
August 22, 2008

Denver Reality

With celebrations set to kick off in Denver for the Democratic National Convention, the JOURNAL travels to Colorado where tough economic times are hitting suburban communities.

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China 2008

More than 30 years after the Nixons visited China, where do relations, and finances, stand?

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Journalist Philip Pan

When Beijing was chosen to host the 2008 Olympic games, China pledged to improve its human rights records. And before the games, the government announced that Beijing would have three designated “protest zones” where citizens would be allowed to gather and seek public redress — after filing the proper paperwork.

But, as the Olympics progressed, the protest zones remained empty. According to the government, of the 77 requests received, 74 were withdrawn after the grievances were redressed through the proper channels, and the remainder were rejected as incomplete or against the law. Eyewitnesses, though, report that several of the applicants were taken away by plainclothes police and many are still missing.

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Brian Conley and other American activists Detained in Beijing

2 thoughts on “Bill Moyers Journal: Denver Reality + China 2008 + Journalist Philip Pan

  1. Pingback: In Denver, Police and Protesters Try to Prepare for Each Other « Dandelion Salad

  2. Honestly, did anyone really expect the Chinese Government to improve their human rights practices for the Olympics. Instead of looking to make things better, it seems they decided to use the “Out of sight, out of mind” tactic, instead.

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