04 April 2008


Stephen Harper announces he will not attend the Beijing 2008 opening ceremonies.

It's not what you think; rather, he has tried to decouple his attendance from the Tibet issue, and it's not a protest move.

The best of both worlds. Anger China, given the current sentiments in favor of boycott in the West, possibly provoking retaliation in 2010, and refuse to make a symbolic gesture on behalf of human rights!

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