One of the ways China convinced the Olympic committee to hold the Olympics in China was by saying they would be more open and would allow protests. It now turns out that they allowed none:
In the end, official reports show, China never approved a single protest application — despite its repeated pledges to improve its human rights record when it won the bid to host the Games. Some would-be applicants were taken away by force by security officials and held in hotels to prevent them from filing the paperwork. Others were scared away by warnings that they could face “difficulties” if they went through with their applications.
To my mind, that should disqualify them from further consideration for quite awhile. If a country lies in their application, then they should be off the list until they have proven they can be trusted.