(Clearwisdom.net) Following a story in Denmark's biggest daily newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, entitled "Denmark's two parties demand that the Prince stay away from the Beijing Olympic Games," Denmark's biggest sports newspaper Ekstrabladet also carried an article, written by a Danish MEP, Gitte Seeberg, entitled "The Olympic Games in China." The article was published on July 7.

Danish MEP Gitte Seeberg has doubts about the Olympic Games in Beijing

Denmark's biggest sport newspaper Ekstrabladet carries an article entitled "Olympic Games in China"

The article pointed out that the Olympic Games will be held in a year and Beijing has been chosen to host the event. However, it doesn't mean that the Games can go ahead smoothly, as there are still many human rights problems in China.

In 2006, over one thousand people were sentenced to death in China. The Chinese Communist regime still employs its state machinery to suppress minority groups, such as the persecution against Falun Gong, human organ harvesting, the incarceration of pro-democracy activists during the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989, and the control over the mass media. In addition, in China the BBC News website cannot be found by search engines; if you enter keywords such as "human rights" or "Tiananmen" into Google or Yahoo's search engines, you cannot get any results.

Given the facts, how can we allow the Olympic torch to be ignited there? As there are so many serious human rights abuses committed by the Chinese Communist regime, how can the international society praise it and not condemn it?

Some may think that we can take advantage of this opportunity to urge all the leading media that have focused on China due to hosting this Olympic Games to pay attention to China's human rights so as to improve China's human rights situation. Perhaps it may be feasible and I sincerely hope that the world's attention can move in this direction. However, I cannot help doubting that the media may forget their mission should they be overwhelmed by the illusion that the Chinese Communist regime hosts such a splendid Olympic Games with short preparation time.

Then, after the Olympic Games are over, if China still returns to its original situation estranging itself from the outside world, what can Western society do about it?

As a member of the International Olympic Committee, would Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik really want to go to Beijing to ignite the Olympic torch on behalf of Denmark? It seems that this topic will continue to spark much discussion.

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