Tibetan protesters during a silent peaceful protest in Kathmandu. Tibetans in Nepal were protesting against Chinese actions as the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Games in Beijing approach. (Reuters)
Before departing for Beijing, the Globe's John Powers continued our video countdown to the 2008 Olympic Games by talking about human rights and free speech in China. The big issue, he said, is whether China can stop being China long enough to have the Games?