Blowing out the torch on China's olympics
April 8, 2008
The Olympic torch run across the world is becoming an 85,000 mile publicity campaign for supporters of Tibet and human rights activists protesting against this years host country, China. But despite the negative publicity and international pressure, China has not made any concessions. A University of Minnesota expert who can analyze the situation is:
Ted Farmer, University of Minnesota history professor
Farmer can explain why, despite the poor public image the pre-Olympic events are creating, the Chinese will be very inflexible when it comes to dealing with its issues. He can explain the genesis of the conflict with Tibet and put it in context with American history.
To interview this expert, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.