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Roxygirlz
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Should other countries boycott China over Tibet?

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Started: 5/24/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Roxygirlz

Con

It had been 50 years that Tibet became to part of china. But truth is Tibet was one country beside china. So I think now we have to help Tibet to be a one country. China is stronger than tibet, but it is not important that china is strong or not. They should not disregard tibetan. Today when I was looking for information about this topic I saw a video about tibetan was doing demonstrate to chinese government to free tibet. But chinese was throwing rock at them so tibetan head was bleeding. I knew that chinese treat tibetan like animal. Doesn`t treat like people..
paul_tigger

Pro

If you are arguing that China should be boycotted because of Tibet, which I believe is an internal matter, then I would have to argue that for every country that has an internal problem, every country should have been boycotted. Should we boycott Russia due to their differences with Chechnya? Should we have boycotted South Korea when they had the incident with their own citizens in Kwangju? Should we have boycotted the US in their civil war? Should we have boycotted England over Ireland? Simply put, China should not be boycotted over Tibet, a once country that has been a territory of China since the 1800 (http://www.iht.com...)

Moreover simply speaking, boycotts against countries seldom work to change a country's policies and boycotting China who is hosting the Olympics will only hurt the athletes and bring the ire of China upon those nations who boycott them as China is one of the world's strongest economies. For example, the boycott of Libya did not cause the immediate release of the Pan Am terrorist, the boycott of Russia hosting the Olympics for the invasion of Afghanisthan did not make the Russians withdraw. The Russians boycotting the US Olympics in Los Angeles did not stop the Cold War feelings either. Boycotting Iraq over the Persian Gulf War did not stop Saddam Hussein from ruling and continuing to brutalize his people. Boycotting the Olympics for example hurt no one but the athletes, boycotting Russia led to the further brutality of Afghanisthan for thirteen years, and boycotting China will only lead China to closing its doors and preventing the opportunity of dialog from occuring.

Last but not least, one must consider the consequences of an Olympic boycott against China which has invested billions of dollars. If nations retaliate by boycotting, the backlash from China will be stupendous in that they might deny their market from those countries who boycotted them. In the repercussion of events, it would only add fuel to a global market that is in recession. No nation wants to lose out on the economic market of China which potentially has 1.3 BILLION CUSTOMERS.
Debate Round No. 1
Roxygirlz

Con

Roxygirlz forfeited this round.
paul_tigger

Pro

I see that you have forfeited the round. Perhaps you were too busy. Reagrdless, I will not write any new arguments until I see your response to mine. Hope all is well and I will talk to you in the near future.
Debate Round No. 2
Roxygirlz

Con

sorry I went to english village.

The Beijing Olympics will take place from August 8th – 24th 2008, with some events such as sailing and sports taking place at other venues in China and Hong Kong. The event is a major priority for the Chinese Government and large areas of Beijing have been rebuilt in readiness for the Games, leading to some complaints about forced evictions and the destruction of historic buildings. Groups opposed to China's government are also seeing the 2008 Olympics as an opportunity to focus the world's attention on China in order to push for political change. One of China's greatest fears is that these groups may be able to persuade some countries to boycott (stay away from) the Beijing Olympics, spoiling the Games and diminishing China's international status. Both the 1980 Moscow Olympics and the 1984 Games in Los Angeles suffered boycotts from a range of countries protesting against the policies of the host nation, but the last five Summer Olympics have all passed without significant protest.
paul_tigger

Pro

Thank you for your point but there is nothing new to which you are adding. You simply mention that China should be boycotted to place political pressure for them to change. Using the Olympics as a means to have China change their political views is like using the absence of food to punish a child. Such punish seldom work to change a child's behavior. In reality to take a food from the child does nothing much to change the behavior rather to punish the child him or herself physically.

Rather, I offer an alternative to your solution in that we use the current forces in existence like the United Nations, the WTO and the G8 to discuss the matter with China. The US ignoring China during the Cold War did nothing to solve the tension. However, when President Nixon went to go visit China making him one of the first US presidents in a long time to visit, he helped to melt the tension between the two countries opening the doors for communication, cooperation and trade. Such a diplomacy has led to China working with the US, Japan, South Korea and Russia to ease nuclear tension in North Korea. Open dialog is the solution to helping the Tibetans with China, not boycott.

In conclusion, a boycott only deters away from the spirit of the Olympics and deprives young athletes to compete against other international colleagues. Creating the wrath of China for boycotting will only hurt economic cooperation and close the doors for communication. These are the reason why I believe you should vote against boycotting and uplift the argument that the Olympics continue peacefully in China.
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