Beijing’s Bad Faith Olympics
Published: August 22, 2008The Beijing Olympics still have one more day to run. But the final gold medal — for authoritarian image management — can already be safely awarded to China’s Communist Party leadership.
Administration officials admit that Chinese leaders see the imposition or threat of duties, or litigation at the W.T.O., as an act of bad faith.
“They think if you sue them, you’ve insulted them,” said an American negotiator, speaking anonymously to be more candid.
A Bloggingheads debate on whether China’s government is becoming more democratic.
bad faith noun [U]
dishonest or unacceptable behaviour:
They acted in bad faith by selling her a car that they knew to be faulty.
demanding total obedience and refusing to allow people freedom to act as they wish:
an authoritarian regime/government/ruler
His manner is extremely authoritarian.
My father was a real authoritarian so we were brought up very strictly.