Journalist James Fallows, blogging from Beijing today writes:
I simply do not have the heart to show what it looks like today -- August 8, the magical 08/08/08 chosen for its positive auspices for the Olympics. I'll just say, it looks very much like this view [photo left] from six weeks ago. This is a disaster.**I suspect many Burmese would call China's predicament "karma."
*For more about the 8888 Uprising, see Wikipedia or the Irrawaddy.
Photo: left one is by Fallows. The photo on the right is by Jotman. It shows U Pan Cher, a leader of the 2007 Burma anti-government protests -- demonstrations which had been inspired by the '88 generation.