Shut Up and Watch the Games

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Chinese police arrested Huang Qi after he posted an article on his website about the shoddy construction of government schools and the role it may have played in the deaths of thousands of children in the Sichuan earthquake. He is being held on charges of illegal possession of state secrets. The Washington Post reports that Huang is among dozens of activists and lawyers the government has detained, arrested or otherwise harassed in preparation for the Olympic Games.

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