“Talking of China, most people must be thinking about The Great Wall, low cost Made-in-China goods, and the fast growing economics in the past 30 years. Well, let’s leave those behind and have a look at of modern Chinese people’s life.
5,000 years of history makes China a mystery to the western world. However, same as everywhere else, money is always important to Chinese, but it has never been so important as it is right now.”
I new addition for the Ovi Team; Lily Jade. 20 something native Chinese lives in Malaysia, studying for a master in women entrepreneurship. Loves cats, traveling, pop corn and simple life style. She believes smile is the best make up for a women and happiness is the best medicine for all the illness. The greatest interest of hers is to travel and meet people from all over the world and get to know the world she’s living in.
The Beijing Games draw to a close on Sunday after what many have described as one of the best Olympics ever held.
China, having beaten the United States to top the medals table, will hand the Olympic flag to the 2012 hosts London at a closing ceremony from 1300 BST. Kenya’s Sammy Wanjiru won the men’s marathon on the final day.
Let’s see how long it will take till we find out what really happened in this Olympic games of fraud, drugs, corruption and deception!
Chinese climbers bearing the Olympic flame have reached the summit of Everest, the world’s highest mountain.
Chinese television showed the team of climbers, carrying special high-altitude torches, reaching the summit at 0920 local time. Huddled in the snow they unfurled flags and cheered for the cameras. Correspondents say China is hoping the dramatic feat will counter some of the damaging publicity from the protests during the torch’s international relay.
So the Chinese brought the Olympic flame where there is no air, no freedom to move and breath …just like Tibet!
Chinese President Hu Jintao has begun a five-day state visit to Japan, the first such trip in a decade.
He is expected to discuss trade, security and a dispute over undersea gas fields with Japanese PM Yasuo Fukuda – and play him at ping-pong. Mr. Hu said before he left Beijing on Monday he hoped the visit would herald an “everlasting warm spring of friendship” between the two neighbors. Correspondents say there has been a deep chill during the past few years.
China suspended high-level contact with Japan from 2001 to 2006 during the premiership of Junichiro Koizumi, after he made repeated visits to the Yasukuni war shrine; a place most Chinese believe glorifies militarism. Mr. Fukuda has tried to repair the damage by promising not to visit the shrine while he is in power and by calling for Japan to be humble about its past.
In the temple of the Olympics the Chinese are willing to do anything, even meet with the Japanese!
Chinese state media has renewed its criticism of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, as two of his envoys prepare to meet Chinese officials.
The Tibet Daily repeated accusations that the Dalai Lama had masterminded anti-Chinese riots in Tibet in March. This is a charge he denies. The Tibetan government-in-exile said his envoys would convey his suggestions for bringing peace to Tibet.
Sunday’s talks will be the first such contact since the protests. Western governments have been pressing China to renew dialogue with the Dalai Lama. There have been six meetings between China and the Dalai Lama’s envoys since 2002, but no breakthrough.
The Tibetan envoys “will convey His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s deep concerns about the Chinese authorities’ handling of the situation and also provide suggestions to bring peace to the region,” a statement from the Dalai Lama’s office in Dharamsala, India, said.
There has been no official comment from China about the talks. A spokesman for the Dalai Lama told Japan’s Kyodo News agency that the envoys had arrived in Hong Kong and that the meeting would take place in the southern city of Shenzhen.
That’s for the ones who believed that the Olympic Games will change something in China!
The latest leg of the Olympic torch relay is well under way in South Korea with protesters vowing to disrupt its run through the capital Seoul.
The 24-km (15-mile) route from Olympic Park to City Hall is heavily guarded by 8,000 police officers. Human rights groups have said thousands are preparing to protest over China’s forced repatriation of North Korean refugees and its crackdown in Tibet.
But flag-waving Chinese supporters have so far vastly outnumbered protesters. Police have warned anyone trying to disrupt the relay would be severely punished.
This Olympic torture …sorry Olympic torch will be in familiar …democratic ground soon …North Korea!!!
The Olympic torch has met with more protests and scuffles on the latest leg of its troubled relay in the Japanese city of Nagano.
With security tight along the route, two demonstrators tried to seize the torch and a third threw eggs at the flame. All were arrested. But correspondents say the relay passed off without serious disruption.
The streets were lined with thousands of Chinese supporters, as well as dozens of protesters. A sea of well-wishers greeted the torch as the final runner completed the relay at a city park. Officials said four people were slightly injured in separate incidents, and a smoke-emitting tube was thrown at the relay without effect, according to reports.
Is getting closer to China, let’s see if anybody will dare to demonstrate inside China now!
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