July 2001 Archives

Boston Herald: The Smog Olympics

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Tiananmen Square Having visited Beijing recently, I was shocked to hear that Beijing's bid to host the 2008 Olympics was accepted last week.

My first thoughts had nothing to do with China's dismal human rights record. I wasn't thinking about the massacre in Tiananmen Square 12 years ago, and I wasn't thinking about China's abuses of Tibet either.

I was thinking of only one thing: pollution.
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