It is unfortunate that the Olympic Games is now mixed with politics, which means that some politicians want to use Olympics to achieve their political goals, while many ordinary people all across this world are being exploited by those politicians. Both the Olympic Games and those ordinary people are the sacrifices of politics.
Politicians and ordinary people outside China, when you call on to boycott the Olympics, it is important and necessary to notice the great consequences of boycott. First of all, it really hurt the ordinary Chinese people’s emotion who have been making effort to prepare the Olympics for at least one decade. Chinese people, who had experienced invasions of western imperialism, the bitterness of Communist ideology, and Cultural Revolution, now has achieved extraordinary success in economy, after 30 years reform. Their road was not easy, and they are those people who deserve the host of Olympic Games. Ordinary Chinese people regard the host of Olympics as their own award and honor. You have to consider whether your aim is ordinary Chinese people, or not.
Second, and more important, to boycott Olympics is not only to hurt the emotion of Chinese people, but also to divide this world. After more than 40 years’ Cold War, people all across this world are so hungry to pursue peace and development, especially for those in the developing countries. However, some politicians in western are embracing the old politics of Cold War. To boycott Olympics, let some politicians, such as U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton and Germany prime minister Merkel, build a perfect image of the vanguard of human rights and democracy, however, after the Olympics, nothing will change. The most possible result is the division between China and western countries is widened, while the human rights of Tibetan will not be improved.
If you want to hear the voices from ordinary Chinese people, you can read a latest report from BBC. BBC has selected six Chinese people, to show their thoughts and feelings. Here I give you the URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/7340987.stm
If you are Chinese, you can express your opinion on that website, BBC will edit and choose someone’s to publish.
Huge damage was done to shops and government offices during Sunday’s riots in the Tibetan-inhabited Aba county of Sichuan province, the county government said Wednesday.
Many police officers and government officials were injured during the unrest, it said.
The riots began on Sunday afternoon when a group attacked the county government building, police stations, hospitals, schools, shops and markets. The protestors shouted slogans such as “Tibet Independence”, carried rocks and homemade petrol bombs, and waved the flag of the “Tibetan-government-in-exile”.
They set fire to houses and shops, torched a dozen vehicles, and beat civilians, police and officials, the government said.
Meanwhile, in Gansu province, rioters attacked government offices and schools, and burnt down shops, an official with the provincial government said yesterday.
The unrest started on Saturday in about five counties of the Gannan Tibetan autonomous prefecture, in southern Gansu, Mao Shengwu, head of the prefecture, said.
“Judging from all the signs, the destruction was organized and fanned by separatists inside China and abroad to undermine social order,” he said.
“But social order in the Gannan area is returning to normal,” he said.
In Lhasa, where riots started on Friday, about 325 people have been injured, and the cost of the damage has risen to more than 200 million yuan ($28 million), according to the latest figures from the Tibetan regional government.
Thirteen innocent civilians were burned or stabbed to death, according to earlier reports.
Sources with the government said that by 10 pm yesterday, 170 people had turned themselves in to police for their role in the riot.
This video reveals how western media make fake reporting about riot in Tibet by modifying and misjudging pictures purposely。