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China's Olympic Promise

As the Beijing Games approach, award-winning journalist John Sweeney travels across China to discover whether the Communist Party has kept its promise to allow foreign journalists to report freely in the run-up to the Olympics.

Sweeney has no problems meeting the beneficiaries of China's economic boom, but what will happen when he ventures into darker territory and seeks out those campaigning for democracy and human rights? He crosses through China, following the Olympic torch on what the authorities claim is 'the journey of harmony'.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 10 Aug 2008 20:30


Role Contributor
PresenterJeremy Vine
PresenterJohn Sweeney