Analyses | 19 August 2004

The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games: China in the limelight

John Bowan, a former senior Australian foreign policy official, and consultant to Beijing's successful Olympic bid, examines how Beijing and China won the 2008 Games and what this will mean for China and its position in the world. The 2008 Olympics will open China to unprecedented international scrutiny, with consequences that will range far beyond sport.John Bowan

  • John Bowan

John Bowan, a former senior Australian foreign policy official, and consultant to Beijing's successful Olympic bid, examines how Beijing and China won the 2008 Games and what this will mean for China and its position in the world. The 2008 Olympics will open China to unprecedented international scrutiny, with consequences that will range far beyond sport.John Bowan

  • John Bowan