With the 2008 Beijing Olympics approaching, I can't help but remember the U.S. Boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics. At the time, I was disappointed, along with the athletes who didn't get to take part.
I wonder, though--should the U.S. boycott the upcoming Olympics in Beijing? China as a country, is far from a shining example of "human rights". Their one child policy of enforced abortions go against the ethics of even many secular people in the U.S.
Their continued persecution of Chinese Catholics is very worrisome. Reuters news service reports that China has arrested an underground Catholic bishop. None of this can be good for future relations between China and the Vatican.