Blogger Zhang Shihe On Dissent During the Olympics

Zhang Shihe, 53, a blogger, has advocated for the rights of migrant workers who helped construct the Bird's Nest National Stadium and other Olympic venues and of people who were driven out of their homes by construction for the games. His blog, 24-hour blog bus, is routinely censored by the Chinese government.

Our news assistant Crissie Ding and I went to visit him in his office in Beijing. Here, he speaks about China's efforts to control dissent during the games and why the Olympics isn't necessarily good for ordinary Chinese. Zhang also talks about his opinion on the re-education labor punishment inflicted on two elderly women who went to apply for protest permits because they were evicted from their Beijing homes.

--Ariana Eunjung Cha

August 21, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  | Category:  Postmark Beijing
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