Tag Archives: Olympic Torch

Our article on Jin Jing disappears from Google

Now here’s a mystery.   Yesterday our article criticising China’s PR agents’ cynical exploitation of Jin Jing was on the second page of Google under the term “Jin Jing.”    It has received more traffic than any other article on our blog has ever received. … Continue reading

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Tibet, Olympics and Chinese Nationalism

One of the hot topics of debate in the last couple of days has been: whether the protests directed against China at torch relays in London, Paris and San Francisco have been used by the Communist regime in China to … 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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Jin Jing, Beijing’s Parody of Martyrdom

If you’re in a wheelchair, stay the hell out of China. There are virtually no facilities for the disabled in China, let alone any traditional ethos of compassion for them. The Great Hall of the People – the seat of … 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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France Defies China’s Torch of Shame

Today, the French met China’s Olympic “Torch of Shame” with passionate protest – AND THEY STOPPED THE TORCH! Shame on China, and VIVE LA FRANCE!    

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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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Foreign Stormtroopers Invade London

  How welcome do you think a pack of Nazi Stormtroopers (SA, aka “Brownshirts”) would have been in London in, say the summer of 1939, a few months after Kristallnacht, when all the world knew of Germany’s escalating purges, disenfranchisement … Continue reading

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China’s Flaming Bag of Poo on Britain’s Doorstep

The Torch will visit London today.   At least among the civilians, its arrival will not be especially welcome. An American friend of ours once told us about a bizarre American custom of filling a paper bag with poop, setting it on … Continue reading

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Further discussion regarding the Kitsch of the Olympic Torch

  One of our especially interesting (and in the China blogosphere, controversial) commenters, Mark Anthony Jones (MAJ), has proffered some incisive thoughts on the Olympic Torch in the comments section of one of our prior posts, here. Of course, as … Continue reading

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