China AFTER the Olympics. Has hosting the world's most coveted sporting event fundamentally changed the country? And if so, for better or for worse?
Some analysts say they expect China's communist party to go back to business as usual - foregoing human rights issues in order to crack down on any anti-party politics. Can the Chinese people be expected to tolerate hardline policies just the same?
And - internationally, did the games confirm the emergence of a new world superpower, just as some say the '68 Tokyo games did for Japan?
Andrea Sanke's guests are:
Susan Perry, Chair of the Department of International and Comparative Politics at American University of Paris
Lucy Liu, Correspondent for Phoenix TV
David M. Lampton, Director of China Studies at Johns Hopkins University
Minky Worden, Media director at Human Rights Watch