This summer, from Aug. 8-24, the 2008 Summer Olympics will be under way in China's capital of Beijing. For the past several months, loud protests about China's human rights
violations, particularly in Tibet, have been casting a dark cloud over this global extravaganza. Thanks to several high-profile demonstrations, the controversy surrounding the
host country has been rising unabated. As a result, several major nations (including the U.S.), have begun to consider the possibility of boycotting the games in light of China's
repressive actions in Tibet.