Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Violence in Beijing

As Brandon and I were waiting for our connecting flight in Minneapolis, squabbling at each other after traveling for 26 hours, we were alerted to the news blaring from the televisions. Two Americans, in-laws of the men's volleyball coach, were stabbed by a Chinese man who subsequently killed himself. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/12/sports/olympics/12coach.html?_r=1&ref=olympics&oref=slogin

Guess the games won't go off without a hitch. I'm surprised the media seems to have moved past it so quickly, and already it's no longer headlining the news.

The security in Beijing was already so high that it was difficult to be a tourist there. Now it must be even more inhibiting.

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