"Putting out the flame is really going to upset the Chinese people"

The Olympic flame had to be put out for half an hour during its tour around Paris because of havoc wreaked by mainly pro-Tibetan protesters. ChinaWolf, who set up a YouTube channel to "defend the Chinese reputation", explains to us why he thinks the protests were unacceptable.

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"Without Chinese censorship (...) people would end up getting very violent, especially against westerners"

ChinaWolf, 24, moved from China to Vancouver six years ago. He runs a YouTube site "campaigning to defend the reputation of China":

I've lived in Canada for a long time and studied political science at uni here. And I know what human rights are. I agree that it's not one of China's strong points. But the western media are manipulated by Tibetan organisations who want to manipulate China's image. There's no genocide in Tibet. That's just rubbish the Dalai Lama makes up.

I was in Beijing when we got the Olympics. There were a million people in Tiananmen Square. Everyone was so happy that our country would be organising the event. And it's an incredible opportunity economically for the nation. It's not fair to make it into a political event.

I started the YouTube channel two years ago to defend the reputation of my country. I did it at first to protest against the Japanese prime minister visiting the cemetery where we buried all their war criminals. That time it caused a massive polemic on the net, and web users got really violent. Now the same thing is happening. What's happened with the flame in London and China will only amplify anti-western sentiments in China.

The western media say that it's Chinese censorship that incites nationalism. But I think it's the opposite. It's a good thing that there is censorship because if not, Chinese people would end up getting very violent, especially against westerners. The government just wants to keep people calm. I know that the communist party is also trying to protect their reputation. But personally I find that normal. They've worked hard in the last few years and improved the economy a lot. You live a better, and cheaper, life in China today than you do in Canada."

ChinaWolf's videos: a pro China protest in London

ChinaWolf says that Western media only cover anti-Olympic Games protests and not pro-Beijing supporters, even if they're in the majority. This video was shot in London during a demonstration by pro-Games Chinese protesters.

Video posted 6 April 08

"Chinese hero" assaults Tibetan "liar"

A video of the same demonstration published by ChinaWolf. You can see a pro-Games protesters chase and then hit a Tibetan campaigner. ChinaWolf explains why he posted this video on his site:

I'm not someone violent. But when the situation is extreme, you have to defend yourself. This guy's a Chinese hero. In Japan, England and the US there are loads of racist people, and they publish their anti-Chinese propaganda on YouTube. This type of video is my way of getting back at them."

Photos sent by MMS

These photos, taken at Place de Trocadéro in Paris, were sent to us at 2pm by MMS by protesters.

Reporters Without Borders put up a banner on the Eiffel tower illustrating the Olympic rings as handcuffs.

Pro-Tibet protesters.

Pro-Beijing protesters.

Commentaires

Beijing is an ugly place,

Beijing is an ugly place, it's really polluted and obviously, China is really oppressive. China has the Olympic games because of politics, so that they would hate Westerners so much and so that they might improve human rights. However, the Olympics seem in some ways to actually make human rights worse, and although they have made some improvements since getting the Olympics, it is likley that they will not last. China really should NOT have the Olympics and that is why the media reports it in that way. It doesn't matter wether or not the majority Chinese people really want it or not. There are actually more important things. They might want it, but they shouldn't have it!
The pro-Olympics Chinese majority are like that because they are brain-washed. The Western media might only show the anti-Olympics protestors but the Chinse media is much more one-sided (so why should they complain?).
That person is MAD.

China will never rule or be of great influence to the world

To Chinawolf:
My maternal grandfather is Chinese from Canton. He left the country in his youth because of poverty. China has not changed much since the ancient time. China does and will never know what democracy is all about. China and the Chinese are themselves very racist. They think that they are superior that most other Asians. You go to any other country in Asia and they tend to look down upon the other people. Did you ever wonder why they were[Chinese] were much hated in Indonesia, and Malaysia? Taiwan is another question. Most Taiwanese would rather be labelled as Taiwanese than Chinese. So Chinawolf wake up and see your country for what it is. China will never rule or have a great influence to the world like any of the Western countries because it does not know how to respect human rights. The ruling Chinese elite in Beijing considers most Chinese commoners' lives as expendable; Cheap. What more can I say.

what is your problem?

Please, even just do not mention you are a so-called half breed Chinese.
your grandfather will be so shamed to see what you are writting here even he is already living in the heaven.
without the blood he had brought to you, you are just a piece of pork living without a soul...and that blood is Chinese origin.

Or in fact you are not, do not pretend to be to support your point here.

go to Indonesia and Malasia and talk to those Chinese people by yourself.
especially those people who had suffered in the riot.

Local Chinese people were being hated there not because they look down at other Asian people in those countries but because they are managing the main wealth from local society through their non-stop hard working!!!

Please, even just do not

Please, even just do not mention you are a so-called half breed Chinese.
your grandfather will be so shamed to see what you are writting here even he is already living in the heaven.
without the blood he had brought to you, you are just a piece of pork living without a soul...and that blood is Chinese origin.

Or in fact you are not, do not pretend to be to support your point here.

go to Indonesia and Malasia and talk to those Chinese people by yourself.
especially those people who had suffered in the riot.

Local Chinese people were being hated there not because they look down at other Asian people in those countries but because they are managing the main wealth from local society through their non-stop hard working!!!

Have you been China?

Have you been China?

The Dalai Lama is talking

The Dalai Lama is talking about the genocide of the past 50 years, not just the past 50 days. You can't deny that there has been genocide in China! It isn't just the Tibetans, of course -- lots of others were killed, and it isn't just China -- lots of countries have genocide in their history. The difference is that Tibetans did and do have a markedly different culture that has been dismantled and decimated. I won't argue that it's anyone's duty to preserve other cultures, but it does explain why they're so upset.

For wolf

China wolf::: just like your name, you seem cunning and mean. A loser and a psychopath on the road to vengeance. Down with you and your moronic behaviour.Grow up and take a look around. World hates China.

World does not hate China! I

World does not hate China! I am french and I live in south-east asia. I regret that sometimes french people/politicians/media are a bit narrow-minded and arrogant. France is a Democracy but french Media only spread the demagogue thought. And in order to maintain their popularity, politicians and sportsmen have to follow this thought. There is no space for any opposition except for denigration. That's a pity in a country like France which claims for Democracy and Human Rights.

Whether you like it or not, China will rule the world

Let me say clearly why the West hate so much China. Because it fears China. China will dominate the world for the next millenium. The arrogant european and american who were so used to steal other nations will at last see what it means to be on the wrong side of the planet. China will make the rules and restore order in the world. It was already a great civilization when westerners were still eating roots. I'm sorry to tell you that, but after what you did to the other people of the planet, you're in no moral position to judge China. You have done enough damage to the world, it's time to leave it into wiser hands.

Don't offend others

Don't forget that we are here to defend our value, not to make more trouble. WE LOVE PEACE and respect all the cultures around the world. We are not going to dominate the world.

If there is something we did wrong to the Tibetans we should apology for that. I think everybody know Tibetean have their value to defend. (They are not Han). So let ask ourselve that is there anything we did offend the Tibetans but we don't know. (sometimes, something that we do, according to Han value standard, is no problem but to our people that is a hugh offence. Remember what the West called us? (Pigtail).



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