It’s no secret to anyone that China has gone to pretty drastic measures to insure that the Olympics are pulled off without a hitch. It’s only natural that hosting the Olympics would be a source of national pride–but who does China think they are fooling?
By shutting down manufacturing and stopping auto traffic in Beijing, do they think the rest of the world will believe that it’s a clean city? And now, in a move that shouldn’t come as any surprise from a country that isn’t known for placing a high value on women, officials apparently deemed a young singer–7 year old Yang Peiyi, wasn’t cute enough to be seen as she sang in the opening ceremonies. Instead, 9 year old Lin Miaoke lip synched Peiyi’s performance.
The ceremony’s musical director said, “The audience will understand it’s in the national interest.” In the national interest?? That’s a nation with some seriously screwed up priorities then.