Beijing’s forced evictions. What’s new?

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In the UK, there has been a lot of coverage of ‘forced evictions’ surrounding the Beijing Games. This latest clip from the Guardian newspaper website offers a brief insight.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/video/2008/jan/21/beijing.protests

It extends what Channel 4 did in November 2007 with its documentary, China’s Olympic Lie, which, is on You Tube. It’s very difficult to penetrate these issues as an outsider, but while evictions seem to take place around many mega-events, it’s hard to dismiss the testimonies of people in this footage as to how difficult it can become if you pose an obstacle to Beijing’s Olympic progress.

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