Olympic Journey of Harmony Takes a Political Turn

[This article contains a detailed map. Please see hardcopy of magazine.] For a snapshot of China's global influence, just look at the planned 2008 Olympic-torch relay. The 85,000-mile route includes Chinese oil suppliers Kazakhstan and Oman and cities with large Chinese communities like San Francisco. But supporters of a free Tibet decried its inclusion, and some activists saw Vancouver's omission as retaliation for Canada's human-rights criticism of China.

TIBET China recently deported five Americans who protested its rule over Tibet. The torch is set to summit Mount Everest

TAIPEI Self-governing Taiwan backed out of the torch relay as an act of...

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