Many people are focused on China, as the 2008 Summer Olympic Games nears while asking tons upon tons of questions of how the said event would fare out. A huge success or a big flop for the billions of dollars of investments the Chinese government has spent the past few years creating another addition to its many tourist attractions. The event has been looked forward to by the communist state for it will open up China to the world as the premier place to be in terms of sports, tourist attractions and tourism is expected to boom even after the said games. The technological wonders of the new nest looking Beijing Olympic stadium, the ecological park surrounding it, the other venues that were put up just for the event that displaced thousands from their homes. Even the new Dragon shaped airport has been put up so fast that people are wondering why are the Chinese so engrossed with opening up their culture and borders to welcome foreign visitors which they have always eyed with suspicion and mistrust.
China is still the communist state that was founded by Leader Mao when the Cultural Revolution swept the country and forged a solid Socialist state, so solid it has outlived it’s former partner and neighbor, Russia. The past posts have also discussed a rising problem with the Chinese, economy, industry and even the people itself, too much freedom at so fast a pace that it is defying explanation. Ever since Hong Kong was handed over by the British, the tight grip on the freedom of speech had to be gradually loosened so as to alleviate some of the criticism they receive from the rest of the democratic world. many generations of Chinese who have always lived under the wings of communism are now suddenly thrust into a world where they must decide their fate by themselves.