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The Dazzle of the Olympics...

by Ian on August 25, 2008

...seems to have affected a lot of people, including The One, Barrack Obama, who seems to think that the Chinese transportation infrastructure is far superior to the U.S.A.'s. I guess that as long as you only look at the things in Beijing upgraded for the Olympics he may have a point but I'm sure he wouldn't enjoy the dirt roads and lack of basic water supplies in other parts of the country.

The Olympics also temporarily drowned out the ongoing persecution of Christians, political protestors and Tibet. I did notice a few news reports of people getting arrested during the festivities and today comes news that 74-year-old Catholic Bishop Julius Jia Zhiguo has been arrested for the twelfth time in four years. His current whearabouts are unknown. It is especially strange that he would be arrested since he has been under house arrest since 2007 so it isn't likely he got himself into more trouble during that time.

Again, I have to ask: Why are you buying Catholic products from a country that has a governmental policy of religious persecution?

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Stephen DiCarlo August 28, 2008 at 1:51 pm

The only effective way to boycott a company/country is when you directly let them know that their policies have resulted in a loss of business. Otherwise they never have a clue that they lost business. How do you do that with China? I have done this with many American companies and when large groups of customers contact companies and stop buying their products we see results. Again, How do you do that with China?

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Ian August 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm

In this case all we can do is let our vendors know why we don’t buy as much from them. That can affect how vendors do business. One of the companies we buy statues from moved all their production to Korea after we talked to them about our problem with China.

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