China hasn’t exactly been under the radar lately, but as August grows near, more eyes are trained on Beijing than ever before. Far from celebrating the grandeur of Tiananmen Square and the glory of the Great Wall, this week’s headlines focus on protests, kidnappings, and public rebukes.
We’ve revived a message board thread begun in February to discuss the topic. Visit the boards to discuss how these developing stories, from pro-Tibet protesters derailing the torch relay to a foiled kidnapping plot to a very public dressing-down of the host country, influence your travel plans—if only imagined—this summer. Is all the bad press much ado about nothing, or does it sound a warning bell for you? Have you changed or reconsidered your travel plans? Would you gladly visit Beijing this August regardless of protests and boycotts? Join other IgoUgo travelers in parsing the stories and the situation.