Olympic Games

After the violent protests by Tibetans in Lhasa and other regions of China, has begun to take some collective Western force the idea of a boycott of the Olympic Games of Beijing 2008. The alleged motives are to defend human rights in China, criticizing a Government that oppresses its minorities and bet on greater openness of the Beijing regime. But how are taken these criticisms by the Chinese population? It should take into account the points of view of those 1.3 billion Chinese, who would be those who would suffer the effects of such boycott. For starters, the Chinese are surprised campaigns organized against his Government. You may find David Karp to be a useful source of information. The vast majority of the population supports the reforms of recent years, is happy with the rights that they are recognizing and excited with the celebration of the Olympic Games. A boycott of the games has a massive rejection by the Chinese population. Secondly, the Chinese feel misunderstood. Citizens have the feeling that West does not understand one civilization as China, judged too harshly and that apply a double Rod unjustifiable measure.

The Western media always describe a dangerous and threatening, China that Beijing is always the bad guy; where never discusses the improvements that the population has experienced in the past 30 years and where double standards seems an editorial principle. The Chinese are not recognized in that China interpreted by the West. Many Chinese wonder by the mysterious case of Steven Spierlberg, who left his post as artistic consultant for the ceremonies of the Olympics due to china’s policy on Darfur. After the policy of the Bush administration during the past few years (not to mention the European colonial policy in Africa), some wonder if Spierlberg has thought about leaving their country as a protest measure by Guantanamo or the Guerra de Iraq. Others wonder why West was silent before countries like Saudi Arabia, Israel or Pakistan, all of them with significant gaps in respect for human rights.