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Chinese Children Train for Future Olympics

 

With all the interest in China's performance at the London 2012 Olympics, distressing photos have emerged on Chinese blogs and forums of the way in which many children are forced to train by the state.

Every time a Chinese athlete does well in international competition, it "adds powder" to the face of the Chinese Communist regime, so apparently, brutalizing young children is an acceptable price to pay.

Many Chinese netizens were horrified by the photos, although some had experience of being pressured by the regime to allow their own children to join the 'elite' training squads in gymnastics, particularly.

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Beijing Smog Red Alert - First Ever PDF Print E-mail
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Beijing has issued its first ever red alert warning for smog.

Half of the city's vehicles have been ordered off the road, and factories and schools are closing as the PM2.5 particle readings climbed toward 300 micrograms per cubic meter, compared with the World Health Organisation's safe level of 25. The heavy smog is not expected to improve until Thursday.

Since November 28, toxic air has smothered northern China, increasing to hazardous levels in the ensuing days.

The red alert appears to be a delayed response to the online criticism from citizens in the last few days. Authorities are supposed to issue alerts 24 hours before the onset of serious smog conditions.

One online comment said: " If it is red alert today, what was it last week?" Another said: "So what, we live in a gas chamber anyway."

The smog is expected to last until at least Thursday 10th December.

The regime usually tries to downplay the warnings issued by the US Embassy in Beijing on air pollution, but these warnings are well appreciated by Beijing citizens.

 

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