China Deports U.S. Protesters

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BEIJING, China (CNN) — Eight Americans arrested for planning or staging protests in Beijing were deported to the United States on Sunday, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said. The U.S. Ambassador to China, Clark T. Randt Jr., had criticized the Chinese government for holding the Americans for several days. He said it was the first time he knew of that a foreign national was detained for more than a few hours after being detained for protesting during the Olympic Games, which ended Sunday.
Six American members of the group “Free Tibet Reporters” and two Americans who unfurled a “Free Tibet” banner were put on a China Air flight to Los Angeles about 9 p.m. Sunday (9 a.m. ET), said Nick Snyder, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
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Why can't people just hold onto their tongue until AFTER the games are over? I dislike when people try to take advantage of this situation due to China hosting the Olympics.
 

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Why can't people just hold onto their tongue until AFTER the games are over? I dislike when people try to take advantage of this situation due to China hosting the Olympics.
Because timing is part of the strategy. Imagine this happened 5 months from now. Nobody really cares much about people getting arrested in China (if people cared and knew stories they would be protesting too, lol). The only reason this piece even got media attention is because the Olympics is happening and people actually have their eyes focused on China. But yeah, some are still things through rose-colored glasses....

Anyway, being deported is so much better than staying there in their jails.