Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Boycott the Beijing Olympics Sponsors

Here is a list of Beijing Olympics sponsors who I will be boycotting because of the persecution of the people of Tibet by the Chinese government:

Links that are in bold and red are my primary boycotts.

Links in bold are secondary boycotts.

Links not bolded are tertiary boycotts. Chances are that I will not be purchasing anything from these companies anyway.

Boycott the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and the sponsors!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, that shouldn't be hard for me. Only things there I'm likely to use are visa and johnson and johnson. I made my last electronics/appliance purchase three years ago, and I already refuse to do MacDs, Coke, etc.

Anonymous said...

You should put Adidas in bold-red, too, I think. Plenty of competing companies not tainted with Beijing olympics sponsorship to choose from.

Skinny Dipper said...

Adidas is now in bold red.

Anonymous said...

Is there a movement to promote the return or turn in of Visa card by card holders to protest Visa's sponsorship to the Beijing Olympics? Doing it alone may not be very effective. But a mass movement of people may be effective.

Anonymous said...

I'm canceling my visa card for a master card. Thanks for the list, a google search brought me here. Is there any site with a complete list?

Anonymous said...

Is there any site with a complete list?

Sure ... the Olympic site itself at http://en.beijing2008.cn/90/53/column211995390.shtml

Anonymous said...

great job
I will cancel my visa
Buy only newbalance shoe
Eat no mcdonald pizza hut taco bell kfc

Anonymous said...

I plan to boycott as well. Although the list already includes General Electric, I think we should list NBC explicitly. I plan not to watch any TV coverage of Olympics whether or not it is by NBC. Otherwise I would be just giving the media sponsors advertising money.

Anonymous said...

"China to Limit Web Access During Games"
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/31/sports/olympics/31china.html?ref=asia

"... The report accused China of reneging on its promises of greater freedom, with activists jailed, journalists detained and more people sent to labour camps. ..."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7530308.stm

There are many reasons to boycott.

Elisabeth said...

GE owns NBC, Bravo, TiVO, etc. I'm just going to not watch TV.

Don said...

Hello,

May I suggest a link related to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games?

Our site:

URL: http://www.2008chinaolympics.com
Title: Beijing Olympics

Please let me know if you want a link back.
Many thanks for your reply.

Best Regards,

Don
chinaolympics8@gmail.com

Watch Winder said...

Are you boycotting Olympic Sponsors or are you boycotting China all together? Lots of things come from China.

watch winders

Skinny Dipper said...

I should have clarified that I was boycotting these companies before and during the Beijing Olympics. I know that it was and is still impossible to do a complete boycott of products that either come from China or from all companies that do business with China.

My boycott is finished as the Olympics are done in Beijing.

I don't know how much money the sponsors lost because of people like me. Some may have lost very little. I do know that some of the sponsors had to change their marketing focus from "support Beijing" to "support the athletes."

Anonymous said...

No problem about not drinking Yanjing Beer....it's a crappy watery lager brewed by industrial giant Beijing Yanjing Brewery that claims to be gluten free but is not. Celiacs, AVOID this beer.

Here is something interesting in how Yanjing does business in China

Snow Beer, the number one beer in China, is facing an agressive and unethical Yanjing Beer in a battle for market share in the Chinese capital.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2010-06/02/content_11506548.htm

Swellhead said...

Is there a movement to promote the return or turn in of Visa card by card holders to protest Visa's sponsorship to the Beijing Olympics? Doing it alone may not be very effective. But a mass movement of people may be effective.