Tag Archives: Canberra torch relay

Unintended Consequences 101: An Australian Response to China’s Arrogant Display of Nationalism at the Canberra Torch Relay

Update Since this story was published, I received another tip-off from a reader who alerted me to some personal accounts of three Canberra residents who were present at the Canberra torch relay.  Their unpleasant encounters with the pro-China thugs were published on 26 April … Continue reading

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Canberra Torch Relay: 50 Chinese Terrorise Little Girl

Loathsome bloody cowards. One woman called Marie said she was mobbed by screaming Chinese students as she tried to watch the relay go past. She had to be rescued and escorted away by police…. … Alistair Paterson, 52, from Lake … Continue reading

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"The Martyrdom of Jin Jing" Sickens Australians

  Many Australians, including Olympic legend Dawn Fraser, Australian National University Professor Geremie Barme and one of this blog’s commenters named Aodaliyaren have openly expressed their contempt for the publicity stunts of the Beijing Olympics’ public relations agencies. These stunts … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just About Tibet.

From today’s Daily Mirror (UK):   The tracksuited Chinese security men guarding the Olympic torch are highly-trained killers from crack military special forces units, the Daily Mirror can reveal….   Thirteen Chinese security men surrounded the torch as it was … Continue reading

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A Challenge to Olympic Torch-bearer Bai Jian

This is our response to a story of a recent Chinese Olympic Torchbearer in London named Bai Jian, which has been translated by the Australian “China Hand” Geremie Barme (pronounced “Barmy”) and published in the China Digital Times. Our first observation … Continue reading

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