There is NO WAY I am watching or keeping up with the Olympics, this year. The Chinese are killing hundreds of people a year (some say thousands), and have killed millions of their own citizens for crimes such as tax evasion and sedition. I can't in good conscience support anyone going to the Olympics in a nation where more people have been killed for their own personal beliefs than any nation in the history of the world.
Say you fail to pay your graduated income tax in China... If you are found guilty, you have only 2 weeks to mount an appeal to the Chinese Supreme Court. If the court takes your appeal, and still finds you guilty, you are executed immediately. That is exactly how it sounds: you are taken from the building into a field and executed on the spot. The most common form of execution is a fragmentation rifle round to the back of the head. Very brutal and grotesque.
But the horror doesn't end there. Your body is then rushed to an organ extraction vehicle where your organs are removed and refrigerated while in transit to the airport. Your emptied, disfigured and mutilated body is then destroyed. Your surviving family members may even be charged a bullet fee for the round that took your life.
China treats its citizens like numbers. If your number has been selected for deletion, you're gone. There is no compassion, no mercy, no freedom. I will NEVER support giving them ANYTHING unless and until they become a society that recognizes the rights of all people to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I don't think buying items from China is a crime, nor do I think doing business or visiting the country is criminal. I do, however, think that it is a very poor moral choice. Legality does not equal morality. The fact that our nation contributes so greatly to the economic success of China is disgusting, but not illegal.
It boils down, once again, to personal responsibility. If you support the oppressive government of China, you are morally responsible for the crimes it commits against humanity. I refuse to take that responsibility, and will avoid any support of that country, including the 2008 Olympics.