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Berlin 1936 — Beijing 2008?

The Olympics in Beijing 2008 will present a golden opportunity for the Chinese leadership to demonstrate the resurgent power of China. Expect the regime to pull out all the stops in the medal race, with Chinese athletes competing not just in the traditional events — swimming, acrobatics, table-tennis — but in the “real Olympics”: athletics.

Also expect ruthless crackdowns on any people or organizations that might try to harness this opportunity to challenge the leadership: Tibetan separatists, Falun-Gong, Muslim separatists in Western China…