German Olympians say ‘We’re all Chinese’ in protest

By Erik Kirschbaum – Reuters

BERLIN, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Under the slogan “We are all Chinese”, nine German Olympians have posed in their sports kit for a Munich magazine while holding pictures of Chinese dissidents in front of their faces.
The pictures were published on Friday in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung magazine under a headline recalling the famous 1963 “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech by U.S. President John F. Kennedy that paid tribute to West Berlin’s freedom after the Wall was built.
Swimmer Petra Dallmann was depicted holding a photograph in front of her face of Hu Jia, who the magazine said has often criticised human rights in China.[continues…]

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