At 8pm on 8th August 2008, China will showcase itself to what will probably be the world's largest television audience. In response to international pressure and a threatened boycott, the country yesterday announced that it is to withdraw all its support for Robert Mugabe's regime in Zimbabwe except humanitarian aid. The largely unpublicised move represents a significant shift for Chinese foreign policy and holds out hope that they will also soon start making concessions over their support of the Sudanese regime.
Here are the results of our recent poll, which showed a surprisingly high level of support for the boycott proposed by Conservative MEP Edward McMillan-Scott. Keep an eye on the sidebar in the coming days for our next poll!
|Should British athletes boycott the Beijing Olympics?|
|Yes 16% (18 votes)|
|If no improvement nearer the time 12% (14 votes)|
|No 72% (82 votes)|
|Not sure 0% (0 votes)|
|Total voters for this poll: 114|