I will wear in red on May 7th!

@youless (104258)
Guangzhou, China
May 1, 2008 11:11pm CST
Actually right now I am watching the Olympics torch relay in Hong Kong from TV. I am so excited to it. The Olympic torch will arrive in Guangzhou on May 7th. It will pass by a road that is nearby our company. It's not so far away and we are lucky. My colleagues and I will wear in red at that day. Although we are not so sure whether we will go out to greet it at that time. But at least we want to prepare for it well. Nice to see the Olympic torch and it stands for the friendship and peace. We are looking forward to it. I love China
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@qdietz (244)
• United States
2 May 08
The olympic torch may stand for friendship and peace, but China, to the contrary, is a communist dictatorship. They are commiting genocide in Darfur and cultural genocide in Tibet (all while killing some of the families). Out of pure curiosity, did you see any images of the torch passing by in France, the UK or San Francisco?? Being in China, you probably saw only images of the torch on the Eiffel tower, but you did not see or hear about the massive protests did you? I watched the french news and they showed what chinese TV showed about the passing of the torch. It is pretty sad as what really happened is censured, you only see the torch on the Eiffel tower (only place no protesters were) but yet all the rest is censured. Going with the censure part, the chinese people cannot be informed of what is really happening and what their country is really doing because of this. Hell they will not let sports commentators (for the olympics) in China and accusing them of being Western spies. Yep, western spies. Now you may ask why China got the olympics in the first place. During the giving of the Olympics (8 years ago), China was a country that was quickly gaining power. A deal went on. China would get the olympics BUT they had to become democratic and stop censure and genocide. Well China obviously did not keep its end of the bargain... This is why I went to protest against the games in China when the torch passed in San Francisco. I do not get why you love China, unless you got brainwashed by the propaganda and the censure there (do you know what happened at Tianaman square? because the most famous picture of it is censured in China). Having been there, I know what China is like. It was a surprise to me when I saw giant paintings of Mao. For those of you who don't know Mao was a Chinese dictator, he is the one who created the Cultural Revolution ( you know, a way to seclude educated people and to try to put them in a state of ignorance and to take out their communication with the outside world. It almost ended in civil war by the way).
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@youless (104258)
• Guangzhou, China
2 May 08
You are wrong. In fact I can see the protests overseas. And I am afraid that you only see one image about the Tibet issues. Do you know that they are not protestants, I call them gangs. As they killed innocent people and burned the houses. In every country, this kind of behavior should be stopped. And did you see one gang even wanted to take away the torch from a disable girl in Paris? What a shame! And did you see besides the "protestants", there were also many supporters all over the world. When Iraq and Iran had the football game, they would also stop to fight with each other. The Olympic spirit is the friendship and peace. If you mix it with other factors, then why not call it as a political event? China also tried to boycott the Olympics in the past. And when we looked back the history, it's wrong. Now we are proud to join it and hold it. What you are talking about is the past. Every country has its negative history. We all shall look forward to the future. Please try to know more about real China today. The best way is to go to see her in person and make friends with Chinese. And you will know more truth. I love China
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@qdietz (244)
• United States
2 May 08
Well I am off to bed, I just wanted to say that I really enjoy talking to you about this and I am not saying its the people's fault all of this happened. I believe it is the government, not the people. I hope to continue to talk to you about this and I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed it
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@youless (104258)
• Guangzhou, China
3 May 08
As you know, I added you to my friend's list. I always don't mind diagreements. In fact I enjoy discussing in peace. I just hate to insult each other when one is unable to win another with the poor points. As to Youtube, I have to let you know that there is no problem for us to visit it. I am one member of it. I also uploaded some of my family videos. I have some good foreign friends. And sometimes they will tell me some news that they have learned from TV or other media. And tell you the truth, I also watched some Tibet videos. And one is a group of Tibitans to be killed by the Chinese soilders when they climbed the snow mountain of the border. I've watched this video very carefully and I found some big doubts. I also commented it there. The biggest doubt is this group kept going in good order rather than scattering when there was the "shot". If I were one of them, be sure I would try to go away rather than lining up to keep going. Nothing can be really blocked. If you want, you always can find more information. There is a famous saying: You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the time. And nobody agrees to the Culture Revolution. We have already realized that this is a big mistake. In our history text books, we already know that Mao is a good leader, however, he made such a big mistake at the end. We have never denied it. And China is quite different than before. Here there are some famous news shows about some of the problems of present lives. So you can't say that we just know one positive news rather than negative news. It should be we know the good news as well as we learn the bad one. And we also have some forums, news etc. via the net and if you know Chinese, you shall know how many people can voice their views. We are becoming much more open. If the government insisits in people not knowing everything. Then one basic rule is don't learn English. However, the fact is we start to learn it in primary school. English is one of the most main subjects from primary school until university. I think Chinese is known as the intelligent and diligent, so don't think we are so ignorant and don't know what happens from the outside world. Our country isn't perfect and we still have many problems. But I am still proud of being a Chinese and I love my country. We need some time to develop to be a better and stronger counry. And the jealous people can't stop us by the rumors. We still go forward anyway.
• United States
4 May 08
Oh My G-d! I am so excited for you! You have got to go out and see the torch. I hope your bosses will let you out to see the torch.You are wearing red because it is the sign of happiness right?
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@youless (104258)
• Guangzhou, China
4 May 08
Our national flag is red. And it seems the red becomes to a color that stands for us. Besides, red is a traditional happiness and luck color for us. I know you are very interested in sports. Just like in the Soccer World Cup. The Brazil fans will wear in yellow to greet for Brazil team. My son has some national flag stickers and I shall borrow them and use them on May 7th
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• United States
4 May 08
Wow. I just can't get over that you will get to see the torch, live, in your home town.That is just fantastic.
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@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
2 May 08
Hi youless! Wow, that must be really an amazing sight to see! If only I can be there to watch the Olympics, I will be really thrilled. Lucky you for having it in your country! I sure want to see the Olympic torch for real! That must be awesome! Such a proud moment for you and your country to host the Olympics dear friend! Just my thoughts dear. Take care and have a nice day!
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@youless (104258)
• Guangzhou, China
3 May 08
I think the Olympics shall be held in different countries and they all have fair chance to hold it. I hope your country will hold it one day and be sure I am one of the supporters
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@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
4 May 08
Thanks dear! It is good to always support one another especially us in Asia.
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@xialinye (1403)
• China
4 May 08
i will also wear in red on May 7th.lol.i will take apart in the torch relay.
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@youless (104258)
• Guangzhou, China
4 May 08
Did you mean "take part in"?
@moondan (714)
• China
4 May 08
How lucky are you!The Olympic torch will arrive at Zhejiang province.It will pass from Hangzhou,Ningbo,Whenzhou,Shaoxing.The Olympic torch will arrive in Whenzhou which is my hometown on May fifteenth.But at that time,i am in college which is far from my hometown.and the city which i study in will not have the chance to welcome the Olmpic torch.I am really sad for that.I want to watch the Olympic torch pass one by one from our country. My elder brother will to see it,i let him to take some photos for me.It is must a unforgetable time. I love China.Wish the Olympic game will successful!
@youless (104258)
• Guangzhou, China
4 May 08
Yes, let's the world to know how successful it will be for the Beijing Olympics
• Hong Kong
4 May 08
Hey, the Olympic Torch was here on Friday and we were all very excited. I'll bet you are too! I wore red on that day too even though I have to work and I couldn't go down to watch the torch! I just want to appear a little more supportive to the whole event! Yea! I think you should wear red on that day too!
@youless (104258)
• Guangzhou, China
4 May 08
That's great! I watched it from TV and I can feel the same happiness as well as you
@Alle91 (188)
• Australia
3 May 08
My dad saw it in Canberra! Take some photos and upload them!
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@youless (104258)
• Guangzhou, China
3 May 08
I would appreciate if you could provide a link here.
@MAMABLAZE (242)
• United States
2 May 08
Hi youless, I am glad to see that you are so excited about the Olympics. I have never had anyone I know get so into the whole thing as you do. That is not to say that many people in my country don't. Just no one that I know. I do not take the pride in my country that you do. I find your enthusiasm inspiring...Mamablaze!!
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@youless (104258)
• Guangzhou, China
2 May 08
No matter what, I am a real patriot