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Cablegate: Jade in Olympic Medals: Chinese, Not Burmese

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SUBJECT: JADE IN OLYMPIC MEDALS: CHINESE, NOT BURMESE

Olympic medals for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing will
contain domestically produced jade, not jade imported from
Burma, Beijing Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games
Cultural Affairs Unit General Affairs Division Chief Liu Hao
told PolOff December 17. Liu confirmed that the medals would
indeed contain jade, but categorically denied that the jade
would be imported. He said Olympics officials are studying
several locations in China from which to buy the jade, but
have not yet selected a supplier.
RANDT

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