- Pope sends pre-Olympics greetings to China - 08/03/08 - BRESSANONE, Italy (also known as ITA) -- Pope Benedict XVI sent greetings to China (also known as CHN) on Sunday before the Olympics and said he hoped the Games would offer an example of coexistence among people from different countries.
- China Jailing Dissidents Before Games Edward Cody, reporting for The Washington Post, writes: "The Olympic Games have become the occasion for a broad crackdown against dissidents, gadflies and malcontents this summer. Although human rights activists say they have no accurate estimate of how many people have been imprisoned, they believe the figure to be in the thousands." China (also known as CHN)
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