Monday, July 07, 2008
Reference: August moon rising over nervous Beijing, Bangkok Post, July 7, 2008
It is unfair for the West to point fingers at China with respect to its paranoia and heightened security measures ahead of the Olympics on which the nation has pinned its rising star (August moon rising over nervous Beijing, Bangkok Post, July 7, 2008). All the allegations of stifling security and eroded civil liberties in Beijing, though true, pale in comparison with the paranoia displayed by the West as soon as it felt threatened by terrorism. If you have been through an American airport lately you will find Beijing to be a walk in the park.