U.S. to not go to Beijing for Olympics

U.S. to not go to Beijing for Olympics

At a meeting Monday morning, U.S. ambassadors to China and China-Taiwan jointly decided not to travel to Beijing for the Olympics. (See associated stories here, here and here.) The New York Times says that…

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