Olympics Pressure China: PM

Published: Wednesday, 08/13/2008 12:00 am EDT

Prime Minister Stephen Harper told reporters the Beijing Olympics will put pressure on China to remove restrictions within its political system, the Globe and Mail reported. "As China becomes an increasing economic power and player in the world, it will find increasing pressure to open up its system," Mr. Harper said in Banff, Alta. last week. "I think the Olympics will shine a spotlight on that."

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