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Beijing Glitters


Beijing Glitters, underneath it all is a different story… 

The Beijing Olympics has been in the news for all the wrong reasons and they claim to be doing all this to promote a good image amongst the other countries and people.

Promote the right image? They’ve been doing just the opposite of that. Take for instance the picture below…


The girl in red is the one we all saw in the Opening ceremony. She was apparently lip-synching the whole song and the reason given by the authories is that, the actually singer, the girl on the right had a chubby face and crooked teeth so they couldn’t put her on stage. Why? The Guardian reports

 “This is in the national interest. It is the image of our national music, national culture. Especially the entrance of our national flag; this is an extremely important, extremely serious matter,” Chen Qigang, the event’s general music designer, explained to a Beijing radio station.

“We made the decision that the voice we would use was Yang Peiyi’s. The child on camera should be flawless in image, internal feelings, and expression.

“Lin Miaoke is excellent in those aspects. But in the aspect of voice, Yang Peiyi is flawless,” he explained.

I pity the girl. Really. Imagine being told that your not pretty to you can’t go on stage, that too at such a tender age. It could turn out to be permanently scaring. Too bad she had to face the reality of the big bad world at such a young age.


IBN reports on how Beijing has glorified its modern side trying to cover all that is old.

“It’s simple — they want to hide things. He told me, ‘they (government) want people to see nice pretty things. If something isn’t pretty then they try to obscure it,” Hu says.

Entire buildings altogether are being concealed using various means. One store — undergoing renovation — is hidden beneath a painting of a department store on plastic sheeting.

Besides all this there has also been the news of the fake fireworks, the so called sold-out events, truck loads of cheering squads, underage gymnasts and so on.

In all their efforts to promote the right imagie to the rest of the world, I hope they realise they’ve messed up and badly. They have made great efforts to cover up their flaws and in the process exposed it to the whole world.

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