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The Beijing olympics: China’s critics

China's most famous democratic activist, Wei Jingsheng, speaks to author Christian Tyler. And Chinese clothing and media millionaire Jimmy Lai reports on the moral crises of his nation and his hopes for its future

By Christian Tyler   August 2008

Also in Prospect’s Olympics coverage: read David Goldblatt’s guide to the political and cultural landscape of the Games; and his special online accounts of the Olympics from Athens 1896 to Athens 2004, as well as of the best Olympic books, films and websites.

You can discuss all these pieces at First Drafts , Prospect’s blog.

Christian Tyler interviews Wei Jingsheng

The man sitting opposite me in a Turkish restaurant in London is well qualified to talk about China’s Communist leaders. He has been a keen student of them for more than 30 years, 18 of which have been spent in…

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