For decades now, people around the world have been assailed by pirated wares from the most clamped down mega society in the world. As if fake Louis Vuitton handbags and Rolexes weren’t enough, reports from the Telegraph reveal a portion of the unbelievable “LIVE” video footage of fireworks during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics were inserted digitally and done over months of editing.
GOOD: Audience at the stadium and viewers around the world were able to see all of the fireworks on the giant screens.
BAD: A majority of those fireworks were digitally created.
GOOD: Fireworks resembling the ones on the screens actually took place outside.
BAD: People were made to believe the video they were seeing were real and clustered in one spot.
GOOD: The organizers had “good” intentions – safeguard the helicopter video recording crew from getting hurt by fireworks since it would be near impossible to capture them all live from the air.
BAD: Only adds fuel to fire about China’s reputation especially when conducted from the government level and designed to deceive people.
The official reason does seem plausible but my question here is since when did China care about safety? The shoddy construction of the buildings in the earthquake ravaged Sichuan / Sale of 90% of weapons in conflict zones like Darfur / their extremely unsafe cars (check youtube for videos) / lead paint poison in millions of regular everyday products / dangerous chemicals in their toothpaste / etc.
The Chinese government doesn’t even care for their own – forcefully evicting ordinary Chinese citizens from their homes, the Tibet issue, religious freedom, press freedoms and including muffling reporting on the murder of a fellow Minnesotan and entrepreneur in Beijing, etc.
Then there was the thing about how China would change for the Olympics. They went out and even granted designated spots in 3 parks for protests given that groups registered ahead of time. Only problem is they don’t hand out spots and the people who tried to register ended up getting threatened by the police. Some even went missing. Not to forget the mishandling of some Japanese journalists. Not a way to show the world that are a global player.
The world is getting tired of berating the inhumane acts of the Chinese government in this modern era. It’s time for all Chinese to rise up against this regime and bring back pride to their culture.