Posted by: Ken Brown | August 8, 2008

The Opening Ceremony

I have to say, tonight’s Opening Ceremony was incredible. When it was announced that they spent over $300 million dollars on the event, my first thought was: Is this really a worthwhile way to spend the Chinese people’s money? But the truth is, that amounts to less than 25 cents per Chinese person, and it went to produce a spectacle for which they should be proud.

There is much about Chinese policy that is tragic and reprehensible, but I can only hope that these Olympics might be a step towards a freer and more open future.


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