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Inside China’s Forbidden Olympic Village

by | 2nd, August 2008

IN the forbidden Olympic village, China is making hacks do their research the old fashioned way:

(Picture: Beau Bo D’Or Website)

OLYMPIC organizers unblocked some Internet sites at the main press center and media venues Friday while others remained off limits for journalists covering the Beijing games.

The move falls short of the “free and unfettered access” the organizers and Chinese officials had promised for months. However, it was an improvement from earlier in the week when sites for the likes of Amnesty International or Tiananmen Square could not be opened.

Senior International Olympic Committee officials met late into the night Thursday with their Chinese counterparts and said they reached an agreement to unblock sites, although the IOC statement said the details were still being formulated…

Are the hacks allowed to take reference books?



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