Amid protests, China promises a cheap Olympics

With less than a year to go to the start of the 2008 Olympic Games in China, conflicting views are being communicated by Beijing and the rest of the world.

11th August, 2007

With less than a year to go to the start of the 2008 Olympic Games in China, conflicting views are being communicated by Beijing and the rest of the world.

While the Chinese authorities were keen last week to announce that next year’s games would cost less than the 2004 Olympics in Athens, the world’s media were equally keen to focus on the multitude of protests in and against the eastern country.

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