Exactly 50 days to go

It is now just 50 days to go until the Beijing Olympics. I went to Tiananmen Square but there was very little happening. A huge crowd watched the flag lowering ceremony, but there wasn’t much else happening.

There is a huge anticipation for the Olympics, but it would be hard to describe that there is a feeling of much excitement. I have a feeling that once it is all over, many Chinese will wonder what all the fuss was about. Organizers are making the event more of a straight sporting competition than a reason to party and celebrate. When the torch relay passed through Xinjiang this week, residents were asked to stay at home to watch the event, citing security concerns.

I think these kinds of reactions are now setting the tone for how the Olympics will be played out.

Tiananmen Square 50 days to go

Tiananmen Square 50 days to go

Tiananmen Square 50 days to go

Tiananmen Square 50 days to go

Tiananmen Square 50 days to go

Tiananmen Square 50 days to go

Posted by Mike 11 years ago

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