2012 London Olympics Officially Over, Chinese Netizen Opinions

Fireworks over the Olympic Stadium at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

2012 London Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, Big Ben.

Now that the 2012 London Olympics has officially ended, one of the top trending topics on popular Chinese microblogging service Sina Weibo right now (at time of translation) is “One comment to send off the London Olympics” with over 350k mentions. Below is a small selection, translated into English…

From Sina Weibo:

一秒空城:

The discrimination against Chinese journalists alone destined the London Olympics to infamy.

[Referring to a sign written in Chinese at the London Media Centre specifically targeting Chinese journalists asking them to ask permission before photographing staffers. Here is one Chinese journalist’s reaction written in English.]

舒小立:

More records were broken by referees/officials than athletes!

twenty兜神:

Farewell, Olympic Games, the event that people most anticipate.

[Note: This may also be interpreted as: “Farewell to the Olympics that has people most anticipating the next one.”]

刘雪织围脖:

London is very beautiful, the referees/officials were very lousy, China was very eager to be first, the referees were very feminine (I bet China didn’t invite those referees for the 2008 Olympic Games).

Flaming bird, 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony.

星满已足:

One must not be too London… good thing I’ve never liked London. No matter what the teaching material said (boasted), I’ve never liked it, and I wasn’t wrong about it.

永恒–麦迪–皇马:

Next time when you hold a major competition, don’t be such cheats/frauds!

铁打的星星星星:

The newest insult I’ve learned, “you’re so London!” [偷笑]

Elfinbo:

You’re simply a joke, but you can’t be blamed for it either.

poisonlierre:

A country that is currently experiencing a recession, that ran out of inspiration, where even a catwalk can be an act in the closing ceremony! [鄙视]

2012 London Olympics closing ceremony fashion show and catwalk.

庄嘉豪:

If you don’t have the ability to hold the Olympics, then don’t hold them, did you treat this Olympics as a the Olympics of Mistakes? And with such corrupt/lousy referees, did you do right by the Olympic Spirit? [抓狂][抓狂][哼][怒][怒][哼][怒]

火树青峰:

I will not be too London in the future, but good thing this Olympics has ended, and good thing I didn’t watch much of the Olympics.

L-A-晓柏-Wang:

From this moment I feel the British Olympic referees and the Olympic Organizing Committee are all idiots. China could’ve been first in gold medals, but the UK used fixing in order to get third place in the gold medal rankings. [怒][怒][怒]

隐藏轨:

The over half a month Olympics have ended, all of the athletes are heroes, all have not had it easy [to get where they are, do what they do], regardless of whether it is defending champion Super Dan or withdrawing from competition due to injury Brother Xiang, all of them are our pride, and so many post-90s generation members were also exceptionally awesome! I’m looking forward to Rio!

LucyHippie:

Thank you, London, for the happiness/enjoyment that you have brought us… The Beatles, John Lennon, Spice Girls, George Michael, The Verve…Queen, James Bond, Mr.Bean… Happiness is the most important. [嘻嘻]

Spice Girls reunited at the 2012 London Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.

李晓玲庚你红遍全球:

To steal Jacques Rogge’s assessment, I’m looking forward to the next one. [偷笑]

我卡罗:

The London Games was as boring as taking turns squatting on the toilet.

-大大大大大琦:

The lousiest, the most ridiculous, the most stupid, the most boring, the most arrogant Olympic Games ever. I think it’ll also become one of the classic Olympics! The worst worst worst Olympics. [懒得理你][不要][不要][不要]

禾口王木比白:

The concert they held was good.

Lrcz要努力学习:

I don’t care where they hold it, even if it is in a mountain village, I just don’t want to ever see it held in the UK ever again. [哼] [哼]

伟德福思:

The most “I don’t know whether to laugh or cry” Olympic Games in history, where one would regret not watching it, but would still regret having watched it!

What are your overall impressions of the 2012 London Olympics?

The Chinese delegation at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony, taking photos.

Fireworks over the Olympic Stadium at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

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  • cooter

    Good games!

    • cooter

      Wow, what a bunch of sour grapes. Everything was great about these olympics until the USA overtook China for good in the medal count…and then they’re crying that the host country took THIRD place in the medal count?

      Um…who won the medal count in 2008?

      • Interested

        Medal count based on legacy of slavery. China can be very secured about that.

        Black slavery breeded the most powerful muscle on the world, which dominates the field/tracks.

        Talking about sour grapes.

        • mr. wiener

          *braces for a diatribe from Nanny Hiccups*

          • Nanny Hiccups

            i don’t give a shit about slavery discussions. i already saw this.

          • mr. wiener

            Comment from my wife’s Chinese family:
            My mother in law: “Why are there no white or asian runners, why are black guys so fast?”
            My father in law: “All the slow ones where shot by white guys with guns”.

          • Harland

            Well, as long as we’re doing racist jokes, here’s another one!

            Why doesn’t Mexico ever win any medals in the Olympics? Because everyone who can run, jump, or swim is already in America!

          • jin

            LMAO wiener that is a good joke.

        • BigJ

          True story

          • cc

            For me the biggest disappointment was the gold going to that cheating shit Zou Shiming, the Thai guy won every round of that fight, the judges should all be shot.

        • cooter

          Yes, because Michael Phelps’ ancestry comes from slavery.

          • BigJ

            I don’t see too black swimmers. And if they started to train more for swimming they would win that too.
            “Black people can’t swim” was a term used alot.
            “white people can’t jump” was a term used alot.
            I can’t say something bad about someone without saying bad about my own too :)

          • Gaaad!!!

            Nah, it’s cos most black peeps on average are too poor to learn to swim and swimming pools are only for the rich white folks out in the suburbs who can afford to maintain them.

        • We also had a bunch of Chinese workers building our railroads. Why aren’t we dominating badminton and table tennis?

          • tai wai

            Because no one outside of China cares about those “sports.”

          • I loved watching the ferocious roar from the “athletes” in the ping pong matches when they’d score a point. I loved it because of how much it made me roll my eyes and want to tell them that they’re not real athletes. I got pleasure from criticizing them and their paddles.

          • ddd

            I can tell that you never played ping pong before.

          • I have a ping pong table at home.

          • I did, however, use to run track and field distance events back in high school, and fenced in college if that counts as sporting experience.

          • david

            um.. Chinese Exclusion Act?

            everyone who built the railroads were sent back to china.

            if blacks were all sent back to africa there’d be no Track & Field golds

          • Oh, so I see you take the joke about Chinese being somehow, genetically, good at badminton and ping pong seriously.

            I guess the US would have even less gold medals if it weren’t for white people going there, anyway. I don’t remember seeing many Native American athletes. I mean, if you want to be all racial about it.

        • wallimon

          Is that like all Australians are good at sport because there ancestors are all convicts? Or are all chinese good at sport because they come from homo erectus as opposed to homosapien. Here’s the true crime even though China did well in the swimming pool I would venture to guess that a majority of Chinese can’t even swim they’d drown in the pool. I bet the legacy’s of slavery get to see there family more then once every 6 years!

          • GodsHammer

            We humans are all homo sapiens… there is no we came from homo sapiens…homo sapien = human being.

          • Some are homo sapiens. Some are homo sapient. There is a difference. Please wiki this.

          • Mao Ze Shenme Dong Dong

            Don’t forget Richard that you are a homosexual.

          • HeeSaidSheeSaid

            Hey yo Richard!

            I can’t find anything on the internet except saying that sapient means ‘wise’ or ‘sapiens’, soooo, the same thing.

            I’m genuinely interested. I hope I didn’t just get trolled…

      • mr. wiener

        +1. to both comments.

      • sm

        Sour grapes? YOU are just too proud to say that. London Olympic Games is the most terrible in the history . and of course the SBishest award went to this Olympic . and no other can ever compete with that. CONGRATS.

        • cooter

          55555555555555555

        • The Dude

          And of course, you’ve watched them all to be able to make that judgement.

        • Josh

          baww, cry more. china lost by 8 golds and 16 medals overall. you really trying to tell us with a straight face that the refs cheated them that hard? oh wait, I forgot, everyone’s out to get the chinese

          • DKD

            Yeah 8 golds and 16 medals with a team that had 140 less athletes than US.

            Thats still pretty good

          • Kevin

            What a bunch of sad Yank wankers…

        • guy

          and of course nothing like that happened during the beijing olympics no gymnasts with dubious age records or points awarded in sports that maybe wouldn’t have been given in another country。lets face it any sport which cannot be determined by a clear winner is always going to have the results called into question。 it doesn’t matter which country is host the question of favouritism will always come up

        • Dr. Jones Jr.

          Definitely sour grapes. And doubtless in another 4 years, we’ll be hearing about how “this or that is too Rio”.

          Fenqing: A jingoist by any other name is just as stupid.

    • Young Man

      Q: why is Bill Paxton leering at me from one margin of this page while Edward Norton’s Dad threatens to fuck me in the urthethra with a paintbrush in the other (that’s what his eyes are telling me- I’m afraid… very afraid)?

      • hooots

        fuck you in the urethra with paintbrush. You young man, have made a man’s day.

  • John Smitfu

    #2

    SHAMFUL DISPRAY

    • Scott

      亂拼﹐shameful display 才正確。亂講﹐無法糾正。

      • sm

        I think you corrected it. why you say”無法糾正”?

        • Scott

          詞拼錯﹐內容也錯﹐無法糾正人亂講話。

      • sm

        and one more thing it is indeed shameful display.

    • tai wai

      Dude, that’s just wong.

  • Sea_Horse_Mirror

    Being sour.

    London’s wasn’t the worse. It just wasn’t Chinese. The British knew they could never beat Beijing in grandoise display of classical culture, so they went the pop culture root. Clever strategy I’d say.

    Much better than the Canadian winter show. I don’t remember what happened aside from moose and snowboarding.

    • donscarletti

      It just wasn’t held in China and China didn’t take 1st in the medal count.

      Everything else about it was fine.

      • sm

        that only means you really don’t much about it. some hints for you . the flag, poul vault, referees.

        • jon1259

          If you divide the Chinese medal count by population the UK did better than either China or USA..

    • BigJ

      Sea horse?!!??! What the fuck did you say about Canada???? I’m not your buddy no more,friend.
      I’m just joking buddy.

    • Trev

      Being British, I would have said London went the British way. It didn’t treat this Olympics as a stage on the world to make a point, unlike Beijing 2008, rather we made this a happy and friendly sporting occasion as it used to be before the “cold war”. The officials and judges at this Olympics, like them all, are organised by the International Olympics Committee and isn’t to the credit or discredit of the host nation. I guess Britain doing so well in medals means we can overlook the occasions British athletes lost out to poor decisions…like poor Victoria Pendleton being relegated twice and losing out on two golds and her tears.

      The Ceremonies were entertainment, but tried to show some truths about Britain and its positive contributions to the world – i.e. the concept of progress and industrialization, the concept of true universal health care, rather a lot of children literature, and of course a vibrant and changing youth culture especially as expressed in British music since the 1960s to the present.

      But enough…none of the comments on this forum are really worth much. Most Chinese are venting frustration over petty things – and generally presenting themselves in a very ungracious and poor light. You should be ashamed of yourselves. You won’t get invited to any more parties!

    • Shin

      When did this website fall prey to bubbleheads and Chinese pretending to be foreign? Where’s Kai? WTF?

  • BigJ

    If china had the most medals then it would have been the greatest games ever in chinese eyes.
    Are people upset becouse someone said something about that chinese girl who swam fast? Take that as a compliment. If someone said I must be on drugs to do so well, then wow I must really be great. It only makes the person who said the comments about her swimming look like a dick.

    • sm

      IT is not just about that.
      It is about fair . Obviously Chen yibing is “Hand Ring King”. he displayed us a perfect performance only to win a silver medal. and the gold medal went to a Brazilian. Obviously those are ass kissing referees. I really wonder why Chinasmack didn’t translate that event. Besides there are many things that you don’t whether you should laugh or cry.

      • sm

        follow my last comment ^ know.

      • BigJ

        Every olympics there is some bullshit like that. And it is not all aimed at china. I know chinese people would like to think that. Just google like “questionable olympic outcomes 2012” and see what comes up.

        • matt

          Totally agree. And it’s not just the olympics, there’ve been bad calls in every sports event ever. I never really understood the ensuing butthurt. If team A’s advantage is so small that a bad call will upset the result, then team A doesn’t have much standing to say they are better than the team B.

      • Andao

        Yes, because the West is incredibly biased towards helping improve the Brazilian medal count /s

        Bad calls and bad judges happen to everyone, in every sport. Enough with the sour grapes. Any calls you thought that gave the Chinese an unfair advantage? No? Didn’t think so.

      • kaka

        Perfect? Really? Is this based on some great understanding of the scoring system for that gymnastic discipline, different difficulty levels, actions that lose or gain marks, and so on, or based on what you read on Weibo? Your use of the word “perfect” would suggest the latter…

        Thinking that “his landing was better” – which seems to be one common justification for the righteous indignation being espoused – is a major factor in the scoring is indicative of the lack of knowledge that never impedes the Chinese in reaching their vehemently held notions.

        He thought he would win, you thought he would win, he didn’t win – the scores being a matter of judgement of those better qualified, and one should note drawn from a range of nations, than any who find fault with it.

        Yours, and that of many Chinese, reaction to this event was that cheating or corruption must have taken place. Like a spoilt child at a school sports day who didn’t come first, even though their mummy told them they were the greatest athlete of all time… It is worth contrasting that with the reaction of the British public to the fate of their gymnast’s failure to take gold in the Pommel Horse final, although favourite and having given a “flawless” performance – on the basis of a rule technicality concerning tied scores in a final. I haven’t noticed people going on social media to harass anyone of a different nationality in the UK because an Athlete didn’t win a medal – as has happened on Weibo… which itself should be a story on Chinasmack…

        • Eddie Spaghetti

          I would also like to point out the French have been ranting on in their press about the British cyclists haul of golds, and how it could only be achieved by cheating. Do the British give a shit? No of course they don’t, because they built up an awesome track cycling program over the past ten years and they know it’s just jealousy.

          And the bitching about the female team sprint team getting disqualified on a technicality? – The exact same thing happened to Victoria Pendleton in the semis first. Just because you don’t understand the rules, doesn’t mean the world’s out to get you.

          The sample of netizens reactions is hilarious. Man the fuck up.

          • Jz

            The French were suggesting that there was something dodgy about the British cyclists wheels until it turned out they were made in France!

          • David

            Exactly true.

            The other cycling nations changed a lot of the rules after the British dominance in Beijing. New rules, same result in London!

    • red scarf

      Well that can I say London was the best games EVER, that is until the next games then traditionally that will become the best games ever.

      If I recall correctly the top sports official for China said that they wouldn’t win that many medals this time around because the home advantaged has been lost.

      After 2008 it seems Chinese demanded that their athletes, but this time around China fielded a team with 200 athletes less.

    • Capt. WED

      oh please. This is just people talking shit on the internet. I bet your were on 4chan/sp talking up a a storm of bullshit during this stupid ass game.

      • maja

        I just came here form there, they’re talking of this thread (and they’re really happy).
        many propose You’re so London for new meme of the month.

        • Capt. WED

          WELP

          I went back and actually read the chinese comments… yeah is a lot of butthurt. but like I said this website is nothing but negativity, they never do a fair representation of all the views.

          4chan is just being 4chan, nothing new there.

          • maja

            You’re so London.

        • jon1259

          Youre so London. Such an intelligent statement. Maybe youre soo Beijing.. P.S. Hows the dust storms, noxious pollution, floods and intolerable heat. It seems to be making you a little crazy. Come and join many of your countrymen in London where life is better!

          • maja

            recently the sky in beijing is quite clear… kinda strange.

  • Dan

    Wow, what bunch of butthurt fucking morons lol. our closing ceremony was awful, I will give them that. But at least our opening ceremony had some character and humour about it.

    Chinas opening ceremony was great but so robotic and un-human.

    Went to see the diving as I live like 3 stops on the tube from the stadium, was an awesome atmosphere.

    • Zappa Frank

      i think the world will never forgive the closing ceremony, in particular the spice girls.. why the spice girls? they were awful even in the beginning, now old and ugly that pretend to be sexy and cool…

      • mr. wiener

        What does David Beckham and Tiffany’s jewelry have in common?
        They both come in posh boxes.

        • Dan

          ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X_Ot0k4XJc

          @Zappa, because everyone in the world knows who they are I guess. but yeah. terrible. Not as a bad as One Direction though. Just awful.

        • anon

          Wow, strangely enough, that made my day.

  • Interested

    Olympic spririt: The Olympic Truce is a sacred tradition originating from Ancient Greece that dates back to the 8th century BC. A Truce (Ancient Greek: ékécheiria, meaning “laying down of arms”) was announced before and during the Olympic Games to ensure athletes and spectators could travel safely to the Games and peacefully return to their respective countries. During the Truce period (lasting up to three months),[1] wars were suspended, armies were prohibited from threatening the Games, legal disputes were stopped, and death penalties were forbidden.

    But: Morden Olympic full of shitty political activities including Western encouraged Tibet protest over China games, south korea football tema protest over island, russian war with some minority, Syria violence. Well, south korea was punished and bared to receive their bronze medal. On the other hand, tibet protest was encourage during olympic. Olympic spirit my ass.

    • Young Man

      Butthurt like you’ve been anally raped by a herd of elephants.

      • Interested

        Young Man be respectful to your old man who does love your mom. Dad did not nothing wrong. It is all your mom’s fault.

        • Young Man

          Why not write that again in Chinese cos something’s being lost in translation.

          Still can’t sit down I see.

  • tai wai

    [Referring to a sign written in Chinese at the London Media Centre specifically targeting Chinese journalists asking them to ask permission before photographing staffers. Here is one Chinese journalist’s reaction written in English.]

    Western culture stresses respecting others’ privacy, not only in journalism, but in other fields as well. In comparison in China, the competitive social environment makes people behave in a hurry without considering too much about others’ feelings.

    Well, that just about sums it up.

    • Alain

      1 reason it is not a nice place to live. People think they can just take your photo, even though it is illegal, without giving you a second thought.

      When it all implodes, and it will, they will be left scratching their heads wondering what went wrong, so I will ignore the collective arrogance for now.

      • Lakeman

        Many Chinese people actuallly do know about the problems in China, so I doubt that if something really drastic were to happen, many people will be “left scratching their heads” and “wondering what went wrong.” They really do know about the problems in their country. As for if the Chinese are showing collective arrogance, well, I don’t think they are. I think many Chinese might appear to be arrogant on the outside, but they actually lack confidence in their hearts about themselves and anything related to China. As for if China is going to implode or not in the future? Hard to say. I think it might not, but who knows? Even if it does, it’s hard to predict what will actually happen. It’s very possible that the Chinese can recover very quickly even if there is an implosion in China. It’s anyone’s guess, really.

  • Yesyes

    The Chinese are losers. The sorest of losers.

    1.They couldn’t beat the U.S. at the medal count in London ’cause they didn’t have the opportunity to fix the results/steroid-testing/judges/etc.

    2. Come Rio Olympic Games they’ll rank lower ’cause by then the CCP’s police state will have fallen apart and their state sponsored athletic camps will close.

    3. Which brings me to another point – young athletic Chinese kids are rare, they live in a shitty state education system and have no opportunity to develop natural athletic talent ’cause they’re too busy memorizing shite for their next monthly set of exams.

    4. The London Opening/Closing ceremonies were infinitely greater than commie Beijing’s ’cause:
    – Nobody was lip-synching, it was all real
    – It was creative, there’s no creativity in a single party police state where everyone is trying to please his/her commie leader
    – People / the spectators in London were genuinely happy and relaxed and enjoyed the shows singing ‘Hey Jude’ at the end of the Opening Ceremony or ‘Look On The Bright Side of Life’ at the closing ceremonies – never happen in China unless the Chinese crowd was instructed beforehand to do so and promised a bag of rice and a bottle of cooking oil when leaving = not spontaneous/inspired.

    5. The Chinese have a love / hate relationship with the West. The best of the Chinese aspire to be as cultured/sophisticated/relaxed/mature/refined/happy/genteel as let’s say the best of the Brits, or the French, or the Americans but they never will be and they’re jealous. So of curse most Chinese will put shit on the London Games.

    6. Generally speaking the Chinese are insincere and petty people who are pissy the Brits did a better job. And probably most of them don’t know that a great part of the London Games were run by volunteers – something you never see in commie China except when you’re getting dosed with propaganda.

    Big Pu and Little Weiner are seething.

    • justmega

      Wow, crying about the speck in their eye. “CCP’s police state”? “Shitty state education system”? “As cultured…as the Americans”?!?! “Opportunity to fix…”?!?!

      I’m no cheerleader for the PRC but check your plank brother.

      London games = 6/10.

      • Yesyes

        Justmega-arrived-in-the-country.
        OR
        Justmega-woefully-uninformed.

        1. Communist China is a police state.
        2. The education system is shitty.
        3. What’s not fixed in Commiechinaland?
        4. The only culture in China is single-party-state culture.
        5. You’re welcome Justmega-Grasshopper.

        • justmega

          (Chuckling) Thanks Yesyes for proving my point. Perhaps someday you’ll notice the plank and if you’re opportune enough to have removed it you’ll notice everything else. In the meantime maybe you can work on reading comprehension. Nowhere did I post that those things didn’t exist in or describe China.

          • Yesyes

            So you didn’t learn anything.

        • Alejandro

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1E9MiUECXU
          Apply it to America. Besides of the fifth point (ad hominem, of course) I am fully agree with your last comment :)

      • Nick in Beijing

        At least at the london games they didn’t have mandatory “make a queue and stand in line” practice at state owned companies. I had many students who had to miss class on certain days of the week for these “stand in line” practice sessions in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics.

        That in addition to the “volunteers” at the Beijing Olympics were composed primarily of university students coerced into doing it under threat of not being allowed to graduate. Many universities in the city had a quota of “volunteers” that needed to be “recruited”. Just like the above, many students of mine who were university students had to miss lessons to practice being a volunteer.

        • Twind

          First of all, I do want to say that I enjoy the London games overall. I thought the whole thing went fairly smoothly. It is normal to have controversies, so nothing special there. As for the Chinese’s view on this, as someone else said, it’s difficult to gauge.

          Regarding this thread, while I agree with some of the points, others can be somewhat misleading. For examples, China’s schools do have PE courses, so it’s not all on book learning. But it is also true that unlike countries like the US, their best atheles are mostly trained at a very young age, so very few top notch school atheles out there. As for many Chinese trying to be like Westerners, that’s true from my personal impression. Whether they succeed or not, that’s another story. As for volunteers, they do know about these things in the Olympics. As for the 08 games, while it is true there were quotas for universities students, the majority of these volunteers as I understand it, were students who actually wanted to become volunteers. Given the prestige China placed on the games, becoming a volunteer was considered a good thing by many young people. They get to meet foreigners and having this experience on their resumes also helps them down the road. They have to be screened so it’s not an easy process (a good friend of mine, a college professor at Beijing, was actually proctoring some of the exams). So sure China has a lot of problems, like corruptions…etc. but from what I can see, many of them do know the problems facing their country. Whether they can solve them, only God knows.

          My 2 cents.

    • tai wai

      This post is bad and you should feel bad.

      • Yesyes

        My dick felt bad after screwing your momma.

        • Gaaad!!!

          So your dick has a mind all on its own? Well that explains a lot. Gives a whole new personification to the term “dickhead”.

    • Glowndark

      lol. lots of people in the coffee shop where i watched the closing ceremony agreed on 1 thing: it failed! its just sum f*cking music concert with cheesy pop music. and the cat walk? wtf? show off much like the whole world didn’t know pop culture comes from England? i know you wouldn’t agree with me, since it is the brits alone who think it’s cool. though i think the opening was OK.

      • Yesyes

        I’m not a Brit and wouldn’t visit your coffee shop. F*cking is spelled fucking.

        • The Dude

          ‘F*cking is spelled fucking.’

          And that sentence is supposed to be ‘Fucking is SPELT fucking.

          In British English at least, and bearing in mind they created the language they should know… and everyone else can fuck off with their shitty (with a ‘Y’) ‘grammar’.

          • Harland

            Ben Franklin simplified the English language in a similar fashion of simplified Chinese characters. It made it better for everyone, except those still stuck using the old system, who bitch endlessly about how uncultured the newly literate are.

          • Young Man

            Everyone else being everyone except the USA.

            Monster arrogance.

            And the American dictionary was compiled by Noah Webster, not Franklyn you absolute jackass.

          • Harland

            Nothing but projection. You think of arrogance all the time, that’s going to be all you see – the filter by which you measure everything.

            <a href="http://grammar.about.com/od/readingsonlanguage/a/The-Case-For-Spelling-Reform-By-Benjamin-Franklin.htm"Ben Franklin was a spelling reformer. Who said anything about compiling a dictionary?

          • G$

            http://grammarist.com/spelling/spelled-spelt/ Do a quick google search next time.

            You can go on with your tirade of the British having invented the language all you want. The British, however, and in your case, unfortunately, are not the only ones who use it now though, thus your opinion on that subject is worth about as much as a grain of salt, though I fear that may be a bit of an overestimation.

            Similarly, one could make the same argument for Spanish and French, but there are entirely too many other countries that speak them both and their languages aren’t the same between those countries either and if you want a less classical example of English comparisons, try comparing BE, AE and Jamaican English. Get over it, it’s not gonna change just because you want them to.

      • Glowndark… The closing ceremony didn’t have to be brilliant. Most people were fatigued after 16 days ranging from exilarating 100m to comatosal dinghy “racing”. Monday morning also beckoned, so a short, sharp, tacky pop concert was just the ticket… All the best…

        • Glowndark

          say wot? short, tacky pop concert? with all due respect sir, it wasn’t short, 4 long hours! The athletes sit in their seats, not staged the event. they deserved good entertainment, not some cheesy music/fashion show on and on and on…! if it was about British pop, at least Led Zeppelin, Stones. Eric Clapton, The Police, Sex Pistols and Radiohead should there.. they are well-known worldwide, not some foul-mouthed rappers nobody knows but the Brits.

          • Glowndark… It was cheesy; but you’ll have to agree with me that due to time zone differences, most Asians couldn’t care less. However… for Britain’s trans-Atlantic and European neighbours, yeah it could have been beefed-up a bit; but then you’ve got to get the world’s best performers to play in the same gig as The Spice Girls. Tricky stuff!!!

        • Gaaad!!!

          Have to agree with Glowndark. Having seen all the opening and closing ceremonies seen LA 84, London was the only one I was bored with. It was sorta West End theatre musical fine-whatever in the beginning of the opening ceremony until they got to the “digital age”, which was like huh! wtf! in a bad mobile network commercial cum bespandexed and leg warmers Top of the Pops kinda way. Frigging cringe worthy embarrassing. Even dear old Queenie had a priceless wtf! expression.

          Highlights: The athletes’ performance, the volunteers, Kenneth Branagh, Mr. Bean, James Bond, NHS, Eric Idle (shoulda have all the Monty Pythons there) and the cauldron design. Oh and women water polo’s under water filiming and all the sexy flag bearers in their dominatrix getup, mmmmm.

          Low points: commentary (BBC), refereeing/judging (esp boxing, fencing, gymnastics), pointless red sculpture, crappy food, plug in the arse, overbearing control freakish corporatism and organisation, ridiculously over priced tickets. Generally forgettable disposable music.

          Verdict: a generous “Good Effort”, but unfortunately a large part was Meh!

    • Alex

      Might not be politically correct for you “MUST EITHER LOVE CHINA OR YOU ABOSLUTELY HATE IT AND SHOULD GET OUT”-people.

      He said truths, he obviously has been here for a long time.

    • cybercabo (aka Glowndark)

      whoaaa.. easy there mr Butthurt! you know you can always shove your penis into your own anus and call it “the fuck of the century!”

      [Note from chinaSMACK Moderator: Please don’t use multiple names.]

      • Yesyes

        I could but it’s dirty after shoving it in yours.

        • cybercabo (aka Glowndark)

          are you it wasn’t your sister’s hole since we’re having one hell of a 3sum?

          [Note from chinaSMACK Moderator: Please don’t use multiple names.]

      • Gaaad!!!

        That’s why his handle is Yesyes, he just can’t help himself.

    • Zappa Frank

      i agree on point 3, but for the rest.. -1 of course they didn’t beat USA, like it easy to beat USA..there’s a huge difference in developing, we should remember that in the end china is larglely undeveloped.Chinese use steroid? maybe, like USA, GB, Russia and everyone.. -2 I don’t think CCP will fall that soon.. if ever.-4 it’s just an opinion which was the better one. Anyway you suppose the beijing ‘s one wasn’t real and spectator weren’t spontaneus, but you don’t know..5-partialy agreeable, but here seems now that you’re victimizing like sometimes we say chinese do.. talking about other’s people jelousy you seem very chinese.-6 again your opinion, anyway i understood that if chinese are volunteers they have been brainwashed, if are english they are sincere and pures…

      • Yesyes

        “Chinese use steroid? maybe, like USA, GB, Russia and everyone..”

        The difference is that if an American, Brit, French, or Aussie athlete was using steroids there’d be a good chance he/she would be caught before they go to the Olympics and be off the team.

        The steroid use for Chinese athletes is state sponsored / developed. Most of my oldest Chinese friends were swimmers on Chinese provincial teams and they all used them. The Chinese athletics programs even have a special name for athletes on steroids, ‘Advanced Scientific Training’.

        I won’t bother taking the piss out of you Zappa Frank. I’d like some ‘cid.

        • Glowndark

          if anything sir, it’s USA that possesses advanced tech in pharmacology….

    • sm

      Three words for you : go fucking yourself.

      • ThinkBlue

        three words for you: go learning english

        • Sam

          Nice.

          • sm

            nice 你个头。

        • sm

          this is exactly the way I contempt you guys . I can still use English to teach you guys a lesson. what are you gonna do?

          • Kukuku

            You’re not really using English at all. You’re abusing the heck out of it though I’ll give you that. Please be more considerate.

          • Alain

            I suggest you learn the correct use of tenses, then come back.

    • point 3. incorrect just check out chinese mother amy chua”kids are not allow to play sports or attend sports” has nothing to do with public education system

    • Jz

      I enjoyed the Opening Ceremony, and the games themselves, but the Closing Ceremony was rubbish.

    • Richard Leonard

      Great comment.

  • You can look for excuses by saying the referees failed or discriminated against poor ol’ China, but: http://tinyurl.com/9fvpgy8

    • BigJ

      Freedom is the only way. China your game is through. Now you have to answer to….AMERICA!! FUCK YEAH. Coming again to save the mother fucking day.
      hahah sorry about that.

      • Cleo

        omg, I just realized the rice krispies treats pyramids in Team America are a shout out to the traditional Chinese snack that the Chinese claim came with traders from EGYPT. I have a brand from Sichuan with Egyptian cartoons on the packaging!

        I wonder if the Egyptians caught that when they saw the movie – it’s nice to get appropriate credit.

      • Interested

        Based on the same logic, Soviet Union was the greatest freedom then. Human studipity is really amazing.

    • Zappa Frank

      EVERY conuntry, except the host and the first ranked, feel discriminated, not just for London Olympics, but in every Olympics games. The very same kind of things have been said also in Italy, almost for sure have been said in Russia and i read something also on KoreanBang. And come on, GB get 3rd ranked. This is clearly a fake… High respect for GB, but there’s no way they can be ranked before Russia.. I’m sure at Rio even Brazil will be ranked withing the top 5.

      • Gaaad!!!

        Refereeing in boxing says it all…

  • chinese skid

    loving all the anti-london 2012 olympic ranting in China at the moment. lots of talk about corruption in the uk, recession in the uk and lack of taste in the uk………..lol!!!! I’d be more inclined to agree with all of the discussion if it came from khazaks. Sour grapes anyone?

    • Nanny Hiccups

      i don’t know if more things are being reported but there has seemed to be a lot of scandal this year, especially for korea, japan and china. never heard these things before this year.

      • BigJ

        It’s becouse was the last where in China. Chinese don’t want to loose face by talking shit about their own olympics.

      • Zappa Frank

        every year there are scandals. i’ve noticed that it’s always like that.

      • linette

        Athletes like Michael Jordan, Usain bolt, Michael phelps, Sun yang, they are outstanding with or without medals. It’s already been proven time after time from their perfomances. They know they are too good to pay attention to rumors.

    • Hi chinese skid… Most “corruption” in the UK is small nuggets, greatly overblown by the media. For instance, Britain winning the Olympic bid over Singapore? I know out of these two countries: 1) Who’s most passionate about sport; 2) Who’s got the land and civil engineers at the ready; 3) Who’s got the former sportsmen (e.g. Seb Coe) to manage it right. Plus, unlike Beijing, the Olympic stadium in London will have a regular tenant afterwards, which is a well-planned move. Also, the Olympic Park appears quite tasteful.

      • obiwan

        We made a bid for the Olympics?
        I think you are referring to the bid for the Inaugural Youth Olympic Games? For kiddies? which Singapore won and held successfully in 2010?

      • Jz

        They won the bid over Paris. Just the announcement was made in Singapore.

  • sm

    Fauna I think you might make a mistake
    twenty兜神:

    Farewell, Olympic Games, the event that people most anticipate.

    the original chinese meaning is like this

    I’m looking forward to the next one.

    but you translated it like the London Olympic Games was the even that people
    most anticipated.
    If I’m wrong, please tell me the reason.

    • No, my translation does not means people most anticipated the London Olympics Games.

      In fact, there are two possible interpretations. One is the one I chose: Farewell to the Olympics (all Olympics) which is the event that people anticipate the most. This is a positive feeling.

      The other is: “Farewell, the Olympic Games [referring to the London Games] that has people most anticipating the next one.” This one is negative feeling about specifically the London Games, because it makes people want to go to the next one.

      I think it could be either one but I am not certain.

      • sm

        Thx.

  • Alex L

    If the judges were biased against the Chinese athletes then China would not have cleaned out the gold medals in diving, table tennis, badminton, etc. Sure the Chinese cycling team got disqualified, but so did the British team for the same offense. As we all know the China did not appeal the ruling regarding their badminton team. It’s amazing (or maybe not) how some the netizen comments are so blind. Thankfully, some blogs and official news sources in China have talked about this in a level headed constructive way. It easily could have been the USA that came in 2nd or 3rd.

    • sm

      We were not saying the whole judges are not fair. You should really check on “Chen yibing” event.

      • BigJ

        Ok, lets say we gave “Chen yibing” his gold medal. Also give china 6 more gold plus 1 silver plus 5 bronze…..This conversation would still be taking place becouse china would still be 2nd in the medal count. America would be saying the same shit if they came 2nd place.

        • sm

          I’m only talking about “chen yibing”

          • A Chinese in England

            He might have a perfect landing in his final performance.
            But, in Gymnastics, IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT LANDING !!
            There are plenty of proofs out there showing the Brazilian dude has performed better than the Chinese dude. If he didn’t screw up the landing, it wouldn’t be only 0.1 point difference.

            Have you own opinion. And don’t be mislead by the most-biased-bloody-ever Chinese media. I’m a Chinese and it reads all bollocks to me.

            And more importantly, you should say ‘Go fuck yourself’ not ‘Go fucking yourself’. Don’t be embarrassing!

          • Gaaad!!!

            I kinda likely “go fucking yourself”, it has a certain panache and je ne sais quoi. I give it a 98.5 and I might appropriate it.

          • sm

            what,since new word can be made , why can’t I make new syntantic structure. I can make you guys understand, and that’s enough. it is not like that I depend on English to make money. English is a changing language. from old English to Middle English, what was considered ungrammatical became grammatical and what was grammatical became ungrammatical.

          • mr. wiener

            Too much change and you run the risk of sounding like Pada.

          • b. prichard

            Languages usually change because usage by a large group of people gradually changes, not because some clown on the internet mangles it without mercy.

          • Gaaad!!!

            All it takes is but a single pebble… even if it is wearing a clown’s outfit.

  • Li RuiKe

    Can’t really comment much on the closing ceremony because we had recorded it on tivo, and when we watched it, we kept fast-forwarding through the boring, stupid crap. The Spice Girls were revolting. The rest of the performers weren’t too hot, either. The dancing was random. The singing was flat. The cars were ugly. We got through it all in less than 10 minutes. Made me pity the Brits. Back to the pubs, folks.

  • tai wai

    And with such corrupt/lousy referees, did you do right by the Olympic Spirit?

    Oh, NOW corruption is a problem?

    • BigJ

      HAhahahahahahahaahah yeah for real

    • sm

      100% right.

  • Brit in China

    I actually find these comments hilarious. The London Olympics was amazing, ok the closing ceremony wasn’t so good, but the reaction to it around the world has been almost nothing but positive. It’s funny how when doing a round up of press reaction to the games from around the world, the only negative editorials were in Iran and China. As for the whole China coming in second, I’m glad because the arrogance that is increasing all the time in this country is mind blowing. If they were first they’d be saying how China is so much better than the West and blah blah blah, but as they came in second they’re saying it was all because of biased refereeing and a general Western conspiracy to keep China down blah blah blah. Just accept that the whole world doesn’t revolve around you, you’re a powerful country but with that should come some humility, and by reacting in such a childish manner all you’re doing is making yourselves look silly.

    • sm

      You know what , the problem is that CHINA is too humble. It is not about the first or seond, it is about how people should do that to China. Really, London Olympics ,enough.

      • Brit in China

        China’s too humble? Hahaha, that’s funny, you should go tell some other jokes, you’d be a good comedian.

      • ThinkBlue

        HA!

      • mr. wiener

        “humble” is not stereotype about Chinese people that is bandied around a lot

      • tai wai

        the problem is that CHINA is too humble

        The sage does not boast, and therefore his merit is acknowledged.

        *GONG*

      • Alain

        Tell that to airport workers/luxury shop workers in europe who have to deal with the pig ignorant manners of your fellow countrymen. Don’t you feel ashamed that your own government has to give out leaflets on polite manners when going abroad, even so far as say, Thailand?

        No, crawl back into your hole, and learn some humility.

        • Chom

          The U.S government did the exact same thing. Your comment is 100% suitable for U.S tourists also.

          • I don’t remember ever getting a leaflet from my government when I travel abroad…I guess I got left out : (

            Or maybe my government deemed me as being polite enough for worldly standards (aka not polite at all)! What an honor

          • Alain

            @ Chom: I am not sure for americans, despite the stereotype of the ugly american abroad. But I know for sure, and from personal experience, that mainlanders are really hurting the image of their country overseas.

      • Chinese

        I’m a Chinese in London. I thought my country is getting more and more developed nowadays. However, seeing this sick patriotism pisses me off. It’s getting as unhealthy as North Korea.
        If anything happens against China, it is unfair. If China wins, that’ll be normal. Fuck off. It’s just a game. Worst Losers.

        • sm

          I really don’t know what I can say to you. Just stay in London.

          • Alejandro

            I know what I can say: open your mind or learn the meaning of the word humble.

        • Gaaad!!!

          I’m an American in London. I thought my country is getting more and more developed nowadays. However, seeing this sick patriotism pisses me off. It’s getting as unhealthy as China.
          If anything happens against The USA, it is unfair. If USA wins, that’ll be normal. Fuck off. It’s just a game. Worst Losers.

          I’m a Brit in China. I thought my country is getting more and more developed nowadays. However, seeing this sick patriotism pisses me off. It’s getting as unhealthy as the USA.
          If anything happens against GB it is unfair. If GB wins, that’ll be normal. Fuck off. It’s just a game. Worst Winners.

          • Stu

            “If GB wins, that’ll be normal”? Did you see the British reaction to some of the gold medals? People were saying ‘holy shit, we can do sports now? Cool!’

            But yeah, there was a bit of complaining when things didn’t go our way. You’re probably right that every country does that.

        • Chom

          Agree. But it is not patriotism, it is nationalism. http://www.connorboyack.com/blog/patriotism-vs-nationalism

      • Alejandro

        humble???????????????????? wut????????????????????????

    • Xero

      Man this is the exact thing I was saying about 6 days ago. I called it all the way.
      I said to everyone, if the Chinese come 1st they will be super arrogant. If they come 2nd they will be criticizing the games and the officiating for picking on the always innocent Chinese.

      Typical mentality. If something didn’t go our way it was someone elses fault. I wouldn’t deny that certain refereeing and officiating was trash but it wouldn’t have made a difference anyways.

  • markus

    did the sina post not have any other pro london olympic posts?

    Did they all really hate it that much?

    i find that quite upsetting and to go as far as to say that the hosts cheated…
    i don’t know what to say…

    • sm

      The majority are talking about how much they hate….

      • BigJ

        The chinese are talking about how much they hate….

        • A Chinese in England

          I’m getting so fucking upset now cause I love both of my countries.
          All I want to say is:

          We Chinese are not cheaters!!
          And we Londoners did a fucking awesome job!

          Rant over.

          • Stu

            Bear in mind this is a few Chinese internet commentators with nothing better to do (kind of like this site…). I’m sure most Chinese people aren’t wasting their time raging about the judges.

          • Trev

            That’s the kind of Chinese I am familiar with in the UK, know and like, and respect. The arrogant and paranoid ranting in the media directly from China is new and rather disturbing. Reminds me of the cold war era from the other side of the “iron curtain”. China is a state that actually employs people to voice the state supported view on forums…how much of this paranoid twaddle is from such people I wonder.

          • jon1259

            China is the capital of corruption and everyone knows it. My wife is Chinese and that is her view

    • paxman

      …and come to ChinaSmack, read the posts here and you get a pretty negative impression of how foreigners see China. Do we all hate it that much? Of course not. Most of those idiots have never even lived in China, I’m sure. It’s human nature to bitch, especially when you can hide behind a nickname. The internet is where the trolls come to spew bullshit and hate, just for something to do and for the rise it gets out of others. And there are always the ones that go over the top. Pathetic.

      • markus

        I think most foreigners like China of course we always have things we don’t like about any nation in China’s case the thing foreigners dislike the most is the government.

        Generally speaking most foreigners like Chinese people, culture, food etc…

        However I do agree that is more common to talk about the bad experiences rather that he good because it’s the bad ones that you are more likely to remember and impact you. (Generally speaking)

        Back to the topic at hand, the comments on this sina weibo are mostly hate.
        How about other forums and the official media?

        How’s the official media reporting it? I read someone’s comment here on China smack that both Iran and China’s media are saying the games were bad. I can kind of believe that coming from Iran but I’m not too sure about China.

        • Davd C.

          Markus,

          I think my original post in this thread should be of help to you. There are certainly many opinions on the Chinese web sphere, and it is not easy to look at them all. But I did read a survey from the same site in my original post that has about 44% of respondents giving the London games 3 stars or better (out of 5). So there are certainly people who are fine with this Olympics. Another 30% who felt the London Olympics is either better or on par with Beijing’s games (again, internet surveys are what they are, but I think it offers somewhat of a reference). In addition, from what I’ve read, there are many discussions on the impact of the Olympics on Chinese society, whether China’s medals really related to the overall benefits of the society…etc. There are also people who viewed London as the games of the people, rather than something ran by the gov’t.

          As for the media itself, it is sort of like the net opinions, you have all kinds of things. Here is one report that has a positive view of the games:

          http://www.cqcb.com/cbnews/gngjnews/2012-08-14/1370498.html

          There are certainly media people criticizng London, but there are also others who felt it was a good experience.

          • Nanny Hiccups

            Hey Linette, I do enjoy Asian culture, but from what I read here, most of that culture is only in fiction. So I suppose I am burned out on American culture. Okay, American culture leaves me utterly breathless and disgusted. I only like old things, art things, movie things. Old classic movies, black and white ones, old fashion styles and dresses, helps me get away from it mentally. I miss a classier time. People today are too vulgar, new and tacky. I have been looking for a new country to live in for about six or seven years buuuuuut… I want a place where I am free and have a lot of rights like in America. I don’t trust other countries, their governments, their people depending on their views. It has to be good for my handsome sons. Me and daughter would get on well wherever we go.

          • Nanny Hiccups

            shit, how’d my comment get up here…

          • Black Stallion

            I did feel that the opening ceremony at the Beijing’s games was exceptional. But it appeared everything had to be perfect; all the women were the same height and complexion, all stunningly beautiful, all the men were the same, short but atheletic. And not letting the real little girl sing because she wasn’t pretty enough but still usued her voice was really cruel. It was an amazing show, but for all the wrong reasons.

        • Nanny Hiccups

          i agree, that bad experiences can define how you perceive people. im glad i did not visit there, and think it was meant for me to find this web site first. I had been looking to relocate for a while, but every time i think i want to move to a country (I started with canada, to france, london, and so on) , i found a reason why i did not like it there. i actually can’t stand our culture. so i was determined to move out of the U.S., and i wanted something different. somehow, i landed on china. when i told a coworker that i was thinking about it he shook his head and said, “china’s bad.” (this is an older guy, who served in vietnam, had been around the world),
          I thought, why is it bad? I thought he was overexaggerating and trying to discourage me. then, while researching my book i found this site and lo and behold. not a place for me to bring my boys, at all. or even myself.

          plus, a learned from chinasmack that a lot of the asian men are really prejudiced which ups the ick factor for me. and since men pretty much control the country, one can assume that it is a prejudiced country. i try not to judge everyone based on the actions of a few dumbasses, but i’ve surpassed just enough dumbasses on chinasmack to see a pattern with them.
          so worry not, china can breathe a collective sigh as i would not move there if it was all expenses paid.

          i remember a few years ago, back in 2010 i was on the really big hollywood web site. has lots of forums, and is very very active. i had just seen the movie Ninja assassin and went to the forum and was reading what people were saying. i left a few comments, and then one day, this chinese british guy sends me a private message. we chat for a bit, he admits to me, for whatever reason, that he hates black people. im thinking, hmmm why is he telling me this and why bother to contact me. so he continues to write, most of the time he civil, others he is really rude. so one day he shows me a video of this really plain looking news reporter, who was white, he had admitted that he loves white women and really want one. i commented that the woman was plain and that he has a fetish. the guy goes apeshit, hurls every racial epithet he can conjure up, and so without arguing with him i blocked him from sending me a message again. i kept him on block for more than a year, maybe a year and a half. forgot all about it, noticed his name listed on block, and deleted it thinking he’d gone away and would never write again anyway.

          a few days later i get a message from the dude saying he was “sorry”. I wrote back, “don’t worry about it” or something vague like that and never spoke to him again, hoped he would never contact again.

          Now, brings me to chinasmack, where every asian guy that comes here are just like that guy. so now i figured, okay after this many jackasses, it is very likely that they are 70% jackasses.

          we could argue that, people are dumb online and maybe i should go out and meet more people in person. but the truth is, when protected by anonymity, people often speak what is in their hearts, so it behooves me to believe that they are jackasses i’d much rather not even interact with on any level much less live in a country full of them. even though i dont diss china on here, and mostly stand up to stupid comments, i still would not move there.

          • linette

            what about Taiwan? Go find out more about Taiwan. Taiwan is pretty big. Maybe you will like it more. Or how about HongKong? Hk have a lot of foreigners.

          • Nanny Hiccups

            i would probably visit Hong Kong but i’d have to learn more about the views there. i know they deal with foreigners a bit more and are a bit more cultured and worldly.

          • I did lose a little bit of respect for Taiwan when, a few days ago on the Taipei metro, I saw every seat was full and people were standing up, except for the seat next to the one black guy. It meant a free seat for me, though, but still.

          • davd c.

            Well, many people on this site are not Chinese. Though it is true that China is not the best place to live. I think you could pay a visit and see what happens. Though I don’t recommend you to move there either, not sure why you need to.

          • Gaaad!!!

            A wise man once said, “Walking a thousand li is better than reading a thousand books” and another little green alien also said, “Do or don’t do, there is no try”. Sometimes, reading too much in preparation, risking over analysing what you intended to do, can result in doing nothing at all. Ultimately, our impressions of a place depends on our personality and the type and nature of the relationships we forge irrespective of where we are.

            Besides, within three months in a new place you are probably still enjoying the exotic, the other, after six months you’ll feel homesick, after one to two years you’ll hate everything about the new place, after five to seven years you’ll settle into resigned acceptance and after ten years you’ll either want to get out ASAP or have learned to love your adopted home. C’est la vie, cheri.

          • linette

            Nanny, you will find discrimination in every country. People will stereotype. Look at the white men living in Asia. They get discriminated being called losers who couldn’t find jobs in their own countries. The Asian women who married foreigners are considered low and whores and prostitutes. The Indians are smelly. The Blacks are robbers. The middle east people are terrorists.
            We live in a really crazy world with lots of stereotyping. It’s so crazy. :(

            note: I don’t hear too much bad things spoken against white or black women. Nobody call you girls whores. But if I seat next to my male friend alone who’s nonAsian, people will have that look thinking I am a call girl or gold digger or something. Sometimes I really resent that. :(

          • Linette… White men like ABCs because they often have beauty, intelligence and humour. If there were more ABCs and new arrivals such as yourself, this would brighten up a country even more. The gold-digger (e.g. Wendi Deng) stereotype may be unfair, but GODDANG you girls can pick’n’choose your Caucasian. That Caucasian ideally should have H.A.I.R. (Humour + Athletic body + Interesting demeanour + Riches / savings). You can’t dispute my obvious and common sense findings dudette…

          • Nanny Hiccups

            @linette, I agree with Richard (yeah, shocking to me too hehe), have you considered dating an American man? Or will you stick close to home when you choose a boyfriend or get married?

            “Nanny, you will find discrimination in every country. People will stereotype.”

            I know it’s unfair for me to generalize, but honestly that is all I have seen in my interactions with the guys, a bunch of racist little xenophobics, and namely niceness from the girls. Strangely though, I know some Korean guys, and then I knew only one Japanese guy who used to come to our office sometimes. He was a software engineer. The dude was super nice. One thing I remembered is that he always brought me some type of candy gift. But none for anyone else at the company lol

          • Nanny Hiccups

            hey guys, do laowai have to adhere to the one child policy or can they have as many kids as they want?

          • linette

            That Caucasian ideally should have H.A.I.R. (Humour + Athletic body + Interesting demeanour + Riches / savings)

            haha..Richardnorth, that is very good. H.A.I.R
            So now I know what to look for in a man.

          • linette

            Nanny, I myself have no preference. When I was younger I was looking for a HK boyfriend. My mom wanted me to marry to HK guy in case we move back to HK. But it’s really hard. Not too many HK guys around. In Hong Kong less guys than girls ratio. I was in some relationships in the past. All lasted not long because usually we both were too busy school and work.
            Now I am close to 30 my mom occasionally bother me trying to hook me up with some Taiwan guys. It’s so weird. I hate it. Like meet market. I hate it. Last time I told her I want to stay single for life she blew up on me in the car.

            Now I just don’t care. I am enjoying my life. I have females friends some are single like 40 something.

            But if I do find one I don’t care if the right man is purple, blue, green or yellow. Race don’t matter to me. :)

          • Linette… With the proviso that the Caucasian’s ABC girlfriend / wife must be A.B.C.D.… Amusing + Beautiful + Clever + Daring sexually (though minus the anal sex for D in my opinion). Follow the formula and hey presto! Linette will have a great husband and two children both fluent in numerous languages and at Grade VIII piano and cello by the age of 7!

          • linette

            Nanny Hiccups, sounds like you really enjoy Asian culture and got bored of western culture. One way to enjoy the culture even more is to marry a spouse from that culture. There are many men from China in USA that are single. Do luncheons for Asian community. Go to Chinese church.

          • linette

            A.B.C.D.… Amusing + Beautiful + Clever + Daring sexually….

            I need to work hard to fit into that category. lol…
            I have problem with ABC but not D….lol…..

            Have kids that are multilingual and are multi instrumentalists piano and cello . That is so amazing. Picture perfect!

          • Nanny Hiccups

            @ Linette – “One way to enjoy the culture even more is to marry a spouse from that culture. There are many men from China in USA that are single. Do luncheons for Asian community. Go to Chinese church.”
            ————————-
            umm no. lol I wish I could be like you and have an open heart when it comes to who I date or end up with but I’m very particular with what I want and he is tall, dark and looks like the Rock aka Dwayne Johnson hahaha YOWSA *drool* hubba bubba!

            http://​www.everythingaction.com/​wp-content/uploads/2010/02/​photo_19_hires.jpg

            But seriously though I would only consider guys that like black women. And even then it’s difficult because I don’t feel like bothering with cultural differences.

          • Linette. The list of WMAF marriages producing Eurasians grows daily. Do feel free to follow in the footsteps of Rupert Murdoch, Nicolas Cage, Mark Zuckerberg and Mr Wieners’ spouses. Ironically, maybe go to HK or SG to hunt for white men with H.A.I.R….? We get many expats down here who would jump off Niagara Falls in a barrel to have a long-term relationship with a HK woman. Cheers.

          • linette

            ……….We get many expats down here who would jump off Niagara Falls in a barrel to have a long-term relationship with a HK woman. Cheers………..

            Richardnorth, hehe..you are too cute. Tell them no need to jump off Niagara falls. Many Hk women would love to date expats who are nice and kind. Cheers. :)

          • linette

            …………umm no. lol I wish I could be like you and have an open heart when it comes to who I date or end up with but I’m very particular……………..

            Nanny, you will be missing out good men just because you put on this restriction. It’s like adopting a kid. Would you turn a child away who wants to be with you just because he is not black? A nice cute kid with good character and personality traits.

          • Nanny Hiccups

            Nanny, you will be missing out good men just because you put on this restriction. It’s like adopting a kid. Would you turn a child away who wants to be with you just because he is not black? A nice cute kid with good character and personality traits.
            ——————-

            I would adopt any child of any nationality. But children are innocent and cuddly and will love anyone if raised to be a good person so they are most definitely an exception.

            For me, the main criteria is that he is a black or of latino heritage with an education. The second criteria is that he is mentally sound (not a crazy wife beater or cheater). Third, that he genuinely likes me. IF the man is white or some other race, he would have to only dated black women. I would date a white male who has a long history of dating black women but would never date a white male who has never dated a black woman or only had one black girlfriend prior to me. For one, those guys have a ton of confidence that you can’t buy or fake.

            I would prefer that he has a specific preference for black women but the ones who typically do, generally like black women to look more ethnic and less americanized than I look. The rules apply to a man of any other race. Otherwise, I am waiting on my black king :o)

      • Scott

        “Most of those idiots have never even lived in China, I’m sure.”

        And I’m sure you’re quite wrong. Reading the comments and recounted experiences over the last several weeks it is painfully obvious that most of those commenting have long experience of China. It seems a wonder to mainland Chinese that anyone living in China would have a poor impression, but that you would be among them is a cause for greater wonder: Why would you assume that negative impressions of China are caused by ignorance?

        • ^^Good points. Add to that most Chinese endlessly bitch about the same things foreigners do here. And then when any of them get rich enough the first thing they do is leave. If China is so great, then why do most who have benefited from its recent development gtfo as soon as possible?

          • Scott

            It is also a wonder to me that most mainland Chinese are surprised that I, a foreigner, can see and get upset here by the same things that the Chinese see and get upset about. Most of the mainland Chinese really do think the foreigners amongst them do live in some kind of alternative reality in China where the vagaries and difficulties of life blissfully pass us by. Again and again, mainland Chinese in every respect find it difficult to impossible to credit foreigners with being human.

          • Gaaad!!!

            It’s call contempt for the familiar. After living in Germany for ten years I had enough and simply wanted to get out for a change of scenery. Besides, some are happy and feel secure to be surrounded by the familiar, like those Brits or Germans in Spain who go for fish n’ chips or currywurst and hang out at pubs and not speak a word of Spanish even after five years. While others simply want to experience the different or enjoy a different lifestyle or can’t stand the officialdom (Germany, Switzerland, China) nothing wrong with all that jazz.

          • A nicely loaded question…re: getting out of China as soon as practicably possible. The list could run into 1000 items in terms of the “pull-factor”… (1) USA – big long roads and ranch freedom. (2) Australia – from Melbourne to Perth – gorgeous. (3) Europe – a fucking living museum but this can be a good thing. What Caucasian wouldn’t want to escape to 1, 2 or 3 in terms of long-term planning with Chinese wife and kids given the resources?

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  • Rod

    I have a feeling that every Olympics hereafter will be less that fair/grandiose from China’s perspective. I’m just looking forward to what they’ll find wrong at the next games.

    • Everyone’s out to pick on them. I’m reminded of a Rucka Rucka Ali song…””I can see show called Simpson family. Why they yellow? That make fun of Chinese!”

    • Chad

      Let’s be honest, that’ll be from the perspective of most (outside of Chinasmackers of course). Few will be able to match the Beijing olympics. This one was crap with the amazing number of judging/ref scandals and awful ceremonies. Looking forward to the next one though.

      • mr. wiener

        I don’t remember the BJ games as being far and beyond any other olympiad. Was the judging really more putrid than usual for this one? Some stats would be nice. [pretty please]

        • I wasn’t that impressed with the Beijing Olympics. But, then again, I’m not the type to get too excited over big song and dance numbers. Fireworks are cool, though.

          • whiskersthecat Such is the loveliness, that Boris Johnson and Seb Coe will be perfectly happy with the Chinese-made fireworks. They were excellent – really symmetrical and well-choreographed. Americans, Africans, Europeans, Asians…rejoice! Here’s some people won’t have seen, but will be Chinese – Brits have no problems with this…http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/11/01/article-1224488-07095C65000005DC-287_634x777.jpg

          • Gaaad!!!

            OMG, my eyes, I just saw BT came all over London!

          • I thought you might like it. Americans don’t have a system of microwave towers like BT, as we were within reach of USSR ICBM and they weren’t. Microwave was to be the system of inter-city comms for the living dead once Britain had been nuked. A bit “Terminator” but very true during the “Frankie” years.

        • Chad

          Doubt there are stats on it, but anyone who has followed the Olympics must’ve noticed the jump in the number of high profile judging scandals.

          • mr. wiener

            Well, here in Taiwan we were crying foul about the judo, no doubt every countries media was muttering about unfair decisions. Of course if you are in China then I’m reasonably sure the media there would have been howling bloody murder…..but that doesn’t really constitute proof does it?
            “Judging scandals” , I’m not for an instant defending the IOC who are a sticky fingered bunch of Euro-weenies and world non-entities beholden to none but their own greed and appetites, but I don’t recall anyone proving that judges or referees were actually bribed. Again I would ask for evidence of this.

          • kw

            boxing?
            the last i heard was the boxing scandal where a japanese lost to an azer.
            well,it’s really funny how the referee and judges handle that one.
            not sure proven or not..the referee was sent back..
            check it out.

          • Mr. Wiener That was hyperbolic. Like a cooked sausage, bent round. I love it!

          • Chad

            I’m in Canada and yes the media was howling bloody murder.. even about calls not involving Canadians. Whether that has anything to do with the Brits hosting is yet to be seen.

            The Japanese boxer losing after KO’ing the Azerbaijan guy half a dozen times is probably the best example of bullcrap. Of course no one will ever pin down a bribing charge on him in order to save face (though he was sent home), but we all know what happened.

      • Rod

        I don’t understand how London gets blamed for the judging though. Weren’t the refs from different countries? Isn’t there some kind of international Olympic committee that oversees these events?

        • Andao

          Correct, the referees come from all countries. The gold medal basketball game had refs from Greece, Brazil, and Australia. Women’s bball gold medal game were from Russia, China, and Argentina.

          But of course the whole world is anti-Chinese, so bringing this to their attention won’t change their opinions much…

        • Chad

          When the Chinese were winning golds in subjective, judged events, there were tons of accusations about them bribing the officials. Why wouldn’t you expect the UK to receive the same treatment?

          Of course morons like Andao will think this is a Chinese-unique though process.

  • Bunny99

    Were the judges in the 2008 Olympics all Chinese?

    No, I think they were from many different countries, and were chosen by the International Olympic Committee, it would be the same this year too.

    Often they are or were athletes from the sport they are judging

  • Aldo

    WOW ….so much bleating and belly-aching from the Chinese !!!
    “Worst Olympics ever”. WTF!!

    I think these dumbass Chinese critics are just sore at some subliminal level because they know that the 
    WANK-FEST of POMPOSITY and OSTENTATIOUS chest beating —
    — “OH FUCK YEAH look, look look at us — we’re the greatest fucking nation in the world DICK-PULLING FESTIVAL — that was the BEIJING Olympics got stood on its stupid ass by a really really well run, happy, 
    Truly entertaining London Olympics —
    And I’m not even a Brit !!! I very much like to take the piss out of the British because they ordinarily are wankers…..BUT
    I gotta say — WHAT A FUCKING GREAT JOB THE BRITS  DID!!!!!
    And seriously — they showed the best of all they have in entertainment and they damn well entertained — it was uplifting, positive and fun to watch..
    — BEIJING Olympics opening and closing ceremony was like watching a troupe of Sumo-Wrestlers jerking off (not that I’ve witnessed such a thing….but I image that it would be just the same as sitting through the Beijing Olympics opening and closing ceremony) — fucking BORING, Over-the-fucking-top wank-fest — and I WAS THERE!! I couldn’t fucking well switch it off!!! 
    Shut the fuck up you dick-pulling Chinese wankers who are critiquing the London Games — cos most folk I know, including myself, reckon they were fucking GREAT ….. And we are NOT British…
    (and BTW Why the fuck does China even bother to have a swimming team — who gives a shit if you have some DNA manipulated, lab-rat that has been souped-up in a top-secret military laboratory, who can out swim all the REAL swimming athletes ??? 
    99.9% of you physically useless bastards CANT SWIM!!! just cos one freak from a lab experiment wins in swimming doest make you “great” — just makes China look like a bunch of cheating shits — funny cos that’s what all those belly-aching bitches in the Chinese comments were accusing the refs and umpires of being….ironic hah?
     
      

    • Middle Kingdum

      All righty then.

    • paxman

      Wow, took 3 posts down from my post to show a perfect example of what I was talking about.

      • Aldo

        Yeah yeah “paxman” you’re a regular prophet…and an ace analyst to boot

        ….See, thing is, I’ve been living in China….”long time”….and if you really, really knew your shit, you’d know that once China becomes part of you and your life….it develops into a love- hate relationship — it’s kinda fucked-up — but any foreigner who is living, has lived in China, short or long term or fucking years and years — will know exactly what I’m describing….

        Believe me, I will and often do defend China for many, many of the virtues of the people and how things are done—
        — just like my own country — and I will also vehemently take the utter piss out of my own country and countrymen as well China…

        You see “paxman” …a dickhead is a dickhead — no matter the nationality — and when a group of people are acting like wankers — and being nationalistic wankers at that (which I view as the very worst of wankerism) …. I am not being a “racist” or a “china hater” by expressing this…

        I was at the Beijing Olympics and in my view it was like the Chinese Government was shoving a big throbbing erection into the face of the world…..it was a typical Beijing-brained, pretentious, ostentatious show of political indulgence……that’s what I was taking the piss out of…
        And it WAS a BORING opening and closing ceremony compared to what we saw on the telly with the London Olympics….
        Does that make me a racist ???
        Do you live in China “paxman” ??? 
        You see I get mighty pissed off at many Chinese who are themselves racist and  ignorant bloody minded nationalistic wankers….
        …..and these wankers are the ones who have been leaving all their dumbshit criticisms over the Chinese blogs and forums on how shitty they thought the London Olympics were……and I just see this as a bunch of jealous wankers because everyone thought what an entertaining, fun Olympic ceremony it was and these douche-bags can’t handle that something was done better (greater) than China…..
        So stick your “ooooo sees I told you they were all racist China hating morons on this ChinaSmack site and here’s one only 3 comments down from my prophesy….ooooo oooo I told you” — up your ass —
        cos dude : ye be an ignorant wanker too……

        • Gaaad!!!

          Huh?

        • paxman

          All I’m saying is that you might get some respect if you toned things down 99% and didn’t come across like such an arrogant, racist prick. I’m not really arguing with any of your actual points. It’s just hard to find them amongst all your personal insults, sexual analogies and general verbal diarrhea. Assholes are always self-delusional, thinking that people are impressed by their “witty” dialogue, but it only makes them look like racist lunatics… just sayin’

          • It’s quite tough to take paxman seriously as surely most expats in CN are ToEFL teachers, businessmen, bankers or oil & gas like here in Singers. All would require a “stable” type of dialogue, unless they have squeezed through the filter.

          • Sorry dude… Take… ALDO… seriously . Correction.

        • Glowndark

          “everyone thought what an entertaining, fun Olympic ceremony it was and these douche-bags can’t handle that something was done better (greater) than China…..”

          oh plz dont go so far as to say that ‘everyone thought what entertaining bla bla bla…just because everyone in our modern time dressed in western clothes doesn’t mean everyone shares the same preferences in English root culture and thinking..sometimes i think you guys (westerners) have poor ability in seeing things from other people’s perspective outside of your own. Just as an example, if you have lived in southeast Asia, you will know the most people here love and consider durian as the king of fruit. Now honestly, how many of you can stand the taste and smell of a durian? and what does it tell you? You view London olympic as entertaining, fun and happy, does it necessarily mean that the rest of the world should feel the same? i remember seeing a few headlines that say China’s Olympics training programs abusive, bla bla..well you just dont get it, do you? Chinese people have a long history and tendency to take thing seriously with handwork, discipline and dedication tiger mom style and you call it slavery. I am sure many of you have never touched or read ‘communist manifesto’ or seen film like ‘motorcycle diaries’ or at least try to understand why certain countries adopted communism as ideology, but you just hate..simply because they are: commies! and yes, i know you will say it’s a failed ideology and bla bla.. nuff said, hope you see my point and excuse my limited English.

          • Gaaad!!!

            Well said, but yum! durian lovely, drool! Miss fermented durian, tempoyak and belachan, ice kachang and chendol. Big massive YUM!

  • ThinkBlue

    I get this feeling that China thinks if they show the rest of the world we can beat them then they will finally respect us. Unfortunately that doesn’t work in today’s world. No one is simply impressed by athletes produced by a government machine. East Germany already showed it can be done so its nothing new. The world wants to see character and charisma and leadership among athletes.

    Once again China is failing at the soft power game.

    • Part of me wishes that North Korea would win every gold, silver, and bronze medal in every event just so people would suddenly realize that the amount of medals your country wins is not indicative of how amazing or great your country is.

      Unless it’s the USA.

      • Gaaad!!!

        Surely you mean China.

    • Gaaad!!!

      Uh, I don’t think China is doing this to “show” the rest of the world, but rather it’s more for domestic reasons and it’s the same reasons why practically all nations have a sports and culture ministry. The difference is that top athletes in China and elsewhere are majority government funded whereas in Western countries where there is a more developed consumer culture it’s corporate funded, read sponsored. So it’s all horses for courses and it’s also why everybody gets annoyed when their tribe/country didn’t win “enough” gold.

      • A Chinese in England

        Come on!
        They have pumped £25m or some ridiculous amount of money into British Swimming team. I’m sorry to say they did shit! Cause I’m a tax-payer.

        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/swimming/9465270/London-2012-Olympics-British-swimming-to-take-funding-cut-after-performance-level-sinks-in-Aquatics-Centre.html

        Needs to be gold medal!!! Gold medal!
        (Cause I’m a Chinese)

        • Thank goodness you’re bluffing. If you – or your grandparents – are from HK, then you would have GBP 25,000,000 in your pocket money account. Dude, I need to know the truth… Are you from Surrey or Cheshire?

        • Gaaad!!!

          Em, actually UK Sport is a government Quango that’s responsible for distributing lottery money to promote and develop sport, so very little of it is actually tax payers money (which mostly goes to the Quango’s internal budget). Most Successful full time UK athletes actually live off sponsorship and media work etc. and in comparison to what the US in swimming or basketball can leverage through sponsorships, donations and private grants from companies, universities and trustees, £25 millions are a pittance.

          By comparison I believe Chinese athletes are actually paid a salary and a pension plus performance related bonuses on top, that mostly comes from a common pool paid for by sponsors and endorsers. So just a different system.

    • Andao

      Yeah, the Soviets dominated the medal tables for years and years.

      Then they disintegrated and all the Stalin statues got blown up.

      Be careful what you wish for, China!

      • Gaaad!!!

        Which I believe is why this year’s China contingent is only 60% of what it was at the Beijing Olympic.

        • Trezoid

          The host nation gets an athlete or team in every event, even if they didn’t technically qualify. The host nation is always the biggest team, and are always smaller at the next Olympics

        • Jz

          China would have qualified automatically for all the team sports – handball, football, water polo, hockey blah blah blah. No teams this year as they didn’t qualify for those events.

  • The Beijing Olympics were the best I’ve ever seen. Considering the billions of dollars spent on the Beijing games, I would expect nothing less than perfect.

    Remember, the Chinese are going to moan about London and the West in general because they aren’t allowed to moan about anything else. They are about to experience a transition in power from comrade Hu to Xi, who happens to be a complete fucking mystery to the entire nation… and the Chinese people can do nothing about it. This happens whenever there is social unrest in China. Government fucking you over? -Blame Japan. Tired of corrupt leadership? -Blame western “imperialism”. Housing prices and inflation too high for your 2000 RMB monthly salary? -Gripe about the London Olympics being “unfair”. Bitch and moan all you want people…. just don’t fuck with Zhongnanhai.

    So let the Chinese have their Olympic glory, and hell, I say let them have their medals too.

    Cause they’ve got nothing else.

    • Scytheria

      Amazing post, so true.

    • bigj

      sad but true….

    • Davd C.

      Pretty true. The Chinese do moan about a lot of things, including their own gov’t. It’s just that no major, serious, political action is allowed from the people.

      • tai wai

        no major, serious, political action is allowed

        Dao De Jing:
        (Keeping the people at rest)
        Not to value and employ men of superior ability is the way to keep the people from rivalry among themselves; not to prize articles which are difficult to procure is the way to keep them from becoming thieves; not to show them what is likely to excite their desires is the way to keep their minds from disorder.

        Therefore the sage, in the exercise of his government, empties their minds, fills their bellies, weakens their wills, and strengthens their bones. He constantly (tries to) keep them without knowledge and without desire, and where there are those who have knowledge, to keep them from presuming to act (on it). When there is this abstinence from action, good order is universal.

        • Davd C.

          Well, I don’t think the CCP is really following Laozi. Sure, there might be some similiarities, but this is true with many political theories out there. Plus, there has always been controversies regarding what Laozi means. From what I know, what he wanted was a very isolated and small farming community, very different from the contemporary world.

          • tai wai

            Oh, sure. I just think that “keep the people fat, happy, and stupid, and there will be harmonious society order” seems to fit.

    • Dr SUN

      + 1

    • Gaaad!!!

      Ummm, doen’t everybody always bitch about something? Isn’t Chinasmack THE place to come to bitch about China. Does that mean it’s because we’ve got nothing else. Hmmm…

    • I think you are exaggerating. Actually, people just complain about everything especially on the internet. I am surprised foreigners think so much about why people complain or are negative. It is not really a special situation in China, just human nature. You look too hard for something to blame when the most relevant and realistic reason is just very simple.

      • Fauna… Your bringing together of the 3M’s – Moaning, Music and [sexual] Monkey-Business will – in time – be known as Fauna’s Formula for building a great website, and you will have your own Wikipedia entry. Mark my words…

      • Nanny Hiccups

        to boot, foreigners complaining about people complaining. it’s ironic in an hipster-ish kind of way.

        • lonetrey

          *snort* “Hipster” way

      • Stu

        Good call, Fauna. That’s why you’re the boss.

      • If my comment comes off as a typical foreigner/”hipster-ish” complaint about Chinese complaining, then my bad. But it’s not really my point. I agree, complaining in general is definitely human nature. Westerners excel at bitching and moaning too. But I think mainland Chinese society IS experiencing a unique situation where government power, propaganda and censorship have a huge impact on the lives of people. Yes, people here do vent their frustrations with the government on a daily basis on the internet. But if they take it up to the next level; organize, form a union, protest, and THEN see what happens. Everyone here in China knows this. I have met many self-described “fenqing” who feel extremely frustrated with their government but who also know there is almost nothing they can do about it. Instead they direct the majority of their frustrations to the outside world and exaggerate any perceived foreign antagonism against China, be it real or not. Case in point: the widespread criticism of the London Olympic games in China, and exaggerated claims of being treated unfairly. My point is, considering their situation, I don’t blame them.

        • Gaaad!!!

          Yup agree with you there totally, I mean the various Occupy This n’ That Movements in Europe and the Americas are like, so totally going places. My head like just, so totally exploded from your like, wow, deep, I mean deep understanding of the, whatsdaword, yeah nature of like political powow.

          • UH…What does any of this have to do with the Occupy “Movement”? Does Tiananmen Square 1989 ring a bell? How about the recent Wukang uprising? Or is that too bleeding heart hipster for you?

          • Gaaad!!!

            Wow! Wukang “uprising” eh? Tres dramatique, non? What’s next? The Boxer Rebellion? Sheesh!

            Maybe you can ask yourself what the difference is between TS and the Wukang “uprising”, how were the two resolved, why did the Chinese government took the approaches it did and what were the different context. Kinda pointless to just throw examples about without any real understanding and be carried away by emotions or your hatred for like, whatever.

            Frankly, I don’t buy the oft touted line in Western media that China is highly unstable or will disintegrate given half a chance. Personal freedoms are not absolutes but rather on a sliding scale that corresponds to each country’s historical social-political circumstances. Any society that enjoys varying or increasing degrees of personal freedom will inherently display expressions of concomitant dissent. The crux is not that such dissent exist at all in any given society but rather the nature of the dissent and how differing dissension are managed and addressed, be it in da US of A, ol’Blighty or wooo! The Inscrutable and Mysterious Middle Kingdom of the East or, like, wherever.

            Giddit?

        • Davd C.

          I wouldn’t say nothing can be done. The 2nd example you gave above was a success story. But overall, yet, it’s very difficult. That’s why China is a highly unstable society. As for criticisms of the outside world from the fenqing, some of them are genuine, some of them are fake.

    • Trev

      Like light breaking through clouds – the whole world has become as new to me and I see it as if for the first time!

  • ddd

    I prefer the 2008 Beijing olympics, and this is coming from someone who doesn’t like china

  • Davd C.

    It’s hard to say how Chinese net citizens really feel about the London games. But here are 2 online surveys that might add to the discussion.

    http://survey.ifeng.com/news/1062.html#p=result

    In this 1st one, 32.41% of people felt that London’s opening ceremony has surpassed Beijing’s, while 34.13% said it’s about the same level. In addition, 38.74% of people liked London’s opening ceremony better, compared to 39.99% who liked Beijing’s better.

    http://survey.news.ifeng.com/result.php?surveyId=17101

    This 2nd one says that 76% of respondents felt that using gold medals to determine who are heroes is a twisted value.

    Again, these are just 2 online surveys, and I am not saying they represent exactly how Chinese net citizens feel (online surveys can also have their own problems). Nevertheless, it is something to show that there are definitely different voices out there.

    • tai wai

      This 2nd one says that 76% of respondents felt that using gold medals to determine who are heroes is a twisted value.

      When wealth and honors are valued, arrogance brings about evil.

      *GONG*

  • ChinaWhina

    All I kept hearing online from the Chinese was how the every other country was jealous of the Chinese. Now that the Chinese lost it is all about how the Chinese were cheated and how bad this Olympics was. My how the tables have turned and shown who really is jealous of others better than them and it is the Chinese. I don’t think I have ever seen a country full of people so jealous and desperate to force themselves upon the world to like them than the Chinese. The Chinese act like the tranquility of their presence makes flowers blooms and when something doesn’t go according to their plans they suddenly turn into a horde of neanderthals. The Chinese are just going to continue to make enemies around the world with this attitude.

    • Capt. WED

      right yeah like how Americans was pissed & trolling & talking shit when they were behind on the gold count. Should’ve checked 4chan/sp you wouldn’t believe the amount of butthurt.

      Then you have American going “Haha Japs that’s for Pearl Harbor” after some soccer match.

      Keep on being total fascists, cos we know you ain’t gonna stop. lol.

      • mr. wiener

        Will please you stop throwing the word “fascist” around. It makes you sound like a spotty university student trying to get me to buy a copy of the “Socialist worker”.
        Mind you, You weren’t exactly Hulk Hogan in my imagination before.

        • At first, I figured he was a scrawny kid with shaggy hair and listened to screamo. Now I’m getting the feeling that he’s overweight, pale, and sports a neckbeard. In either case, I’m certain he wears black and probably one of those stupid mini fedoras. Maybe a wallet chain and one of those button-up shirts with a dragon or Asian-style tiger on it. It’s probably a 50/50 chance between the two descriptions.

      • Yes because 4Chan is an excellent representation of mainstream American attitudes and opinion.

        • anon

          How about Twitter and Facebook?

          http://www.japanprobe.com/2012/08/10/racist-tweets-after-u-s-soccer-victory-over-japan-japs-pearl-harbor-trending/

          Look, there’s an unfortuante amount of stupidity from every country. The moment someone starts declaring that some other country has some sort of monopoly or simply “more” stupidity than their own is the moment that person joins the rank of the stupid in their country. All of its based on either arrogance or insecurity. The very nature of international competition between nations predisposes the Olympics to nationalistic attitudes and reactions, lamentable at every turn.

          • Holy shitballs those ‘Merican tweets were just retarded. Thanks for sharing.

            Totally agreed, stupidity is a universal human characteristic. We live in a wonderful world.

          • Capt. WED

            that’s what I’ve been saying this website doesn’t really represent all the views. It makes it seem like everything is negative.

  • xv

    The chinese whining about corruption and cheating? How ironic!

    • Dr SUN

      ROFL !!

  • Capt. WED

    LOL at these Chinasmacker comments.

    Still not over the Pearl Harbor thing huh?

  • You sour bastards, for one the ammount of fixing and corrupt referees in the beijing olympics would be tenfold what was at the London games. You really are not all that good at sport . it takes more than a billion people to get thirty medals most of which in sports nobody has any interest in. China, the proud nation but what exactly is all the proudness about?

    • Capt. WED

      Stop acting like everyone gives a shit about the olympics. Many people don’t.

    • Capt. WED

      same as curling. no one gives a shit about curling yet it’s still an olympic sports.

      The entire thing is kind of stupid.

      I’ve been saying China should stupid giving a fuck about this. LOL some Chinese government offical was saying how this is the only thing they’ve got over US because US is dominate in cultural softpower.

      I was like WHAT? Just give up please.

      • mr. wiener

        It obviously has you upset.

        • Capt. WED

          yes for a second. It’s because I see the same thing on 4chan/sp. Plus it makes Chinese people look bad cos every Chinese people are exactly the same! Then I thought I really shouldn’t give a shit about this, or anything else on this website.

      • bigj

        same as ping pong/badminton.no one gives a shit about ping pong/badminton yet it’s still an olympic sports.

        The entire thing is kind of stupid.

        • I saw there was a Racewalking event.
          Needs more contact sports. Maybe a paintball tournament. Give the people what they want. Countries fighting other countries. That’s why we watch the Olympics anyway.

          • mr. wiener

            I’d buy that for a dollar.
            But it has to have voice overs from those “X” game guys. “Knarly duude, the Estonian just made the Russian his biiitch! Righteous!! stiick that behind your iron curtain”.

          • Or maybe the whole thing should be based off of MXC (Takeshi’s Castle if you want to get original and less funny about it) obstacle courses.

          • BigJ

            Fuck yeah MXC!!! It’s been so long since i’ve watched that:) So funny. In Canada they have “Wipe out” now instead of MXC. MXC is 100 times better:)

          • Oh yeah we have Wipeout in the States, too. It comes on TV in Taipei, as well. It’s decent but nothing compared to MXC. The announcers make it.

      • bigj

        I do agree with you many don’t care about the olypics. And truth be told I would rather watch ping pong then curling. Curling is a fun sport to play….but watching it just kills me. Baseball same thing.

  • Alain

    I am going to go out on a limb and say that if Britain can pull this off in the middle of a belt tightening recession, then we can do anything.

    Granted it was not as flashy and high tech as the Chinese games, but then style over substance is not everything, something that needs to be learnt.

    No, for the humanity, humour, and showing that winning is not everything, the Ugandan marathon runner who only got 1 gold for his country was inspirational, yeah, these games were great, and I think Rio is going to have to pull off something pretty sensational to top them.

    Not going to bother with the pro cpc chinadaily nonsense in the reactions above.

    Good luck for Rio in 2016.

    • Sean

      There was no belt-tightening recession when they were awarded the games 8 years ago, but… yeah, they still did pretty well.

      • Britain is in technical recession because most of the EU aren’t able to buy anything right now. Many China expats will probably be able to confirm whether Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Range Rovers are evident on China’s roads. I know that all of these have seen their exports continue to rise.

        • Young Man

          Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Range Rovers…

          …are not British cars. Not anymore- so seeing them on Chinese, Portugese or anywhere-else-ese roads proves jack shit.

  • Sean

    Jesus fucking Christ, will someone just give the Chinese some more gold medals, a Nobel Prize for their highest officials, and an island or two so they’ll stop fucking complaining about how unfairly they are treated?

    • The Dude

      Well, the Dalai Lama was awarded the nobel peace price, and since Tibet is China now, that makes him Chinese… so a Chinese was awarded one.

      Happy days!

    • red scarf

      Theres been quite a few Chinese ethnic Nobel prize winners, in fact more than that for India. The problem is that most of these winners went to work overseas.

      • bigj

        And one was in jail. lol

        • red scarf

          See even a Chinese criminal can get a Nobel prize, so what they complaining about!!!!

          • Dr SUN

            LOL

      • Sean

        That’s why I specified officials! Liu Xiaobo doesn’t count because he “doesn’t represent that vast majority of Chinese.”

    • Dr SUN

      Know that’s funny, but alas so true.

    • True that !

  • Kitty

    I’m BBC (British-born Chinese) and I find their conduct and criticisms painfully embarrassing. My grandparents were embarrassed when they read Chinese newspapers last few days. They always said that old China was all about doing its best, taking it on chin, cheer others when it loses, bow with respect when it wins, and keep going. They’ve been blaming the revolution years for making new China so corrupt, weak, whiny and self-entitled. They’re depressed about the post-90 generation for wanting all in return for doing so little.

    I rolled eyes whenever they complained about new China. I didn’t know if they were right, but having read those comments in this post, I’m starting to believe that their concerns may be justified.

    Those people are just as bad as that American coach who suspected Ye Shiwen of duping. China and the US deserve each other if they don’t know how to recognise humility and Olympic spirit. Where’s your sense of good sportsmanship, people? Why not simply shake hands with everyone and move on while hoping to do better at the next Olympics?!

    Good luck, Rio. I’m sure you’ll do your best. Please do ignore China if they dared to complain about how you cheated them out of their gold medals.

    • Harland

      Old China was about doing its best? Uh, someone hasn’t seen the “SMASH AMERICAN IMPERIALISTS WITH CLOSED FIST” posters from that time period. China hated the outside far, far more that it does now. It’s just that it’s visible over the internet nowadays.

      • Gaaad!!!

        I would say they had every reasons to.

        • Harland

          Yeah, the United Nations repelling the invasion of South Korea was a real hum-dinger, that’s for sure. China was right to aid the North Koreans into making the entire peninsula a socialist paradise. Gotcha.

          • Gaaad!!!

            “China was right to aid the North Koreans into making the entire peninsula a socialist paradise. Gotcha” – HUH?!?! Did I actually said that???

            Ahh, but the gazillion question is, would China or the USSR have intervened had MacArthur stopped at the 38th parallel rather than pushing towards the Yalu River. Btw just love your black and white POV, very retro and classic porn dear old chap. Splendid.

            Ultimately twoish words to sum up: “National Self-Interest”.

    • Gaaad!!!

      Obviously you haven’t met Thatcher’s “children” yet. Now what was that about the summer riots?

  • mightysix

    wow do people really think it was the worst olympics ever? I dont think so, I was in china for 2008 and in London for 2012, there are just different, China wanted to win, but they did not, so they lost face. Uk wants to win but they never will. Like someone said if China won, the games would have been the best. Where ever the games are the home team always do better. Suck it up get a bigger track team, get some better rowers , and you will beat the USA,

  • kodi

    I think its so sad that some people can’t take criticism with a smile. If someone accuses someone else of taking drugs when they did not, then the reply to the accusation is simple, I did not dope or cheat to win this title, but if you can prove I did then I will be happy to relinquish my title and world record.” There is no need to be so hurt about it. I have found from experience that when someone is defensive after being accused of something it may be a sign of guilt. The girl was not defensive, but her coaches were. I personally don’t think she doped, but its not out of the question. Look what is happening to Lance Armstrong right now!

    An opinion is just an opinion! I think the Chinese get too defensive about the opinions of others because they usually aren’t allowed to voice their opinions openly. Many would rather keep quiet and act as if they are going along with the status quo, while secretly acting to the contrary. Our straight forward method of confrontation is very offensive to the Chinese, but thats life. If we have to deal with their shit then they have to deal with ours. No one is going to start acting Chinese just for the sake of their fragile feelings, just as no one should expect them to start acting like Westerners, however many Chinese do make the switch to a certain extent.

    That crap about the world being bias against China is so stupid. Look at how many disqualifications there were. Were all the people Chinese? Were the rules not reinforced in other instances besides the badmitton matches or the cycling matches? They can be as butt hurt as they want and no one cares because they enjoy making themselves suffer. Happiness is not what someone else can give you, but something you must decide for yourself.

    China did well in the olympics and they should just Americans did not cry when they lost in the medal count in 2008, they simply congratulated the Chinese and were actually amazed at how spectacular they performed in Beijing. We Americans celebrate every medal gained in the olympics and are happy to just be honored with attending. Our athletes love the competition and love the sports they compete in. For some the sports are hobbies they just so happen to be great at, for others the sports are a dream they will pursue for a lifetime. Its a choice they make. They don’t turn to sport and forgo education, to make their family gain status, or to give the country honor. They do it because they love it. I think if Chinese would compete in sport simply because they love it then would win the greatest victory of all every time (win or lose).

    For those people online to be so bitter is very foolish. Im sure its more than just the olympics that is pissing them off. Frustration with oppression and pent up aggression has to be vented somehow, so it comes out on the net, which for many is the only outlet for such frustration. They can’t tell their parents, their boss, or their government because most of those people are “old school” and some did not even have food when they were young, so they will be like, “Stop your fucking whining and get some money, buy a house, and find a wife/husband. You should be lucky you have the opportunity to do even those things.”

    “Sick man of Asia” has nothing to do with physique, but definitely has something to do with the thought process.” Take your medicine China! Stop being so……. what so many Chinese refer to as “Traditional”, and wake up to the world outside that will not wait for you to catch up. Crying won’t change reality. Its not whether or not you fall, its how fast you get back up and try again.

    USA won the medal count in these olympics, so deal with it. Perhaps lobby to add more ping pong or badmitten events to the olympic games.

    • Gaaad!!!

      Dude you’re obviously from the better side of town. Congrats!

    • fenqing basher

      So true, chinese and a couple of other asian countries have no idea what sportsmanship means. In china just challenge the guy next to you on a red traffic light by rev-ving your engine, they go nuts, just to save face. They try the dumbest maneuvers trying to be faster, even though they drive a three cyl qq and you a Lexus V8, pathetic…

      • Gaaad!!!

        That’s what makes it so fun. But then again a few years down the line the guy driving the three cyl qq could be driving a Lambo and you might still be in an- OMG! it’s a – Lexus V8 (sniggles), pa… Never mind.

        Ahhh, I do so love to swing my dick, the sense of freedom and the cool breeze, oooh, ooh!

        • fenqing basher

          What makes what fun? The QQ dude driving a lambo, aehhhh sure and why exactly ? And its not me in the lexus, its you (just in case you cant read), not that you would know why because you have no clue of what good solid technology is but ehhh you like to swing ur wiener, right?

          • Gaaad!!!

            Dude if you don’t get it, you never will and I am not just talking about the dick swinging. Sheesh, irony and sarcasm are obviously rare commodities these days. Guess you can’t teach that at schools, that or you must our good cousins from across the pond.

            As for “good solid technology”, well, the Bosch washing machine my cleaner ordered for me is a piece of “good solid technology”, but like toast most sane people don’t hyperventilate over it and frankly even my girlfriends complain that they don’t shake enough. Frankly give me a Morgan 3 wheeler, a BMW CSL E9 or a Camaro (old or new) any day.

          • Gaaad!!! Shit! Dude! I was brought up in Malvern UK where Morgan (the world’s oldest continuously manufacturing car plant) happens to be. Thanks for the plug for the town…All the best to you sir!!!

    • Chom

      “Americans did not cry when they lost in the medal count in 2008, they simply congratulated the Chinese and were actually amazed at how spectacular they performed in Beijing.”

      Are you joking? Do you have one article that congratulated China for topping the medal count in 2008? If I remember correctly some U.S websites tried to make out that the U.S should be on top because the won more medals in total; rather than going on the official method of compiling the medal table: most gold medals comes first.

      • Jz

        I read an article on the Washington Post today that suggested the US had topped the medal tables at every olympics since 1992.

      • kodi

        People are entitled to their opinions I guess. America has just as many ignorant assholes per capita as any other country. Although the USA had the most medals overall in Beijing, the athletes know who won. Ask any athlete and they will tell you which medal is most valuable. Gold is worth more to the athletes than 100 bronze and silvers! The total medal count is often refuted by many. Some believe the total matters without regard for gold, silver, and bronze. What do you think? Are 10 second place finishes and 30 third place finishes equal to 20 first place finishes? I don’t think so. The fact that the medal count of the 2008 olympics was even discussed without giving the Chinese their due respect is embarrassing! The athletes know who won, the population knows who won. Must have been the sting of defeat setting in.

  • kw

    London Olympic is the worst Olympic.
    their opening and closing ceremony are so ugly.
    i couldn’t believed their opening ceremony.
    if you want to do cheap opera,don’t do it on Olympic.
    deal with it,moaning westerners
    stop with your moaning

    • Gaaad!!!

      Sheesh! Moaning is fun. What do you have against moaning? My girlfriends love to moan and I love it when they moan, because when they moan I moan too, sometimes all too soon cos their moans are sooo moany that they make me moan. BIG TIME. The whole world needs to moan more and you my friend for sure needs a good long mooooan!

      • kw

        lol..yah it’s good…hahaha..

      • Just like The Queen needs a shit at 430pm every day, men need to give a high-pitched moan as they slowly come inside their GF’s mouth, because their pussy needs a break. This is life. Most people can get over such facts of life.

        • mr. wiener

          Does crying when I masturbate count?

          • Only if half way through you can’t take it anymore and you punch the mirror, shattering it, and you slowly collapse against the bathroom wall, sobbing, holding your bloody mirror-shattering hand as you slide down the tile wall onto the ground, crying as hard as you’ve cried in years. It’s just not fair, this life we live. Why do men need to give this high-pitched squeal during a blowjob? Why does the pussy need a break? What do we do with ourselves when this is the only life we know?

          • simon

            i hear you comrade.

          • Gaaad!!!

            Dude! That’s just freaky.

          • Mr. Wiener Now who’s creeping who out??? Toodle-oo.

          • mr. wiener

            Some one posted that on Koreabang, The image was so disturbing I thought I had to share it.

    • moonmickey

      One better thing about people with a moaning complex is that they haven’t rolled over on their backs in submission to a defeated victim complex.

      Well done London and also on the new visa restrictions that will keep far more leeching commies out of the country.

      • Gaaad!!!

        Fuck Yeah! Screw the Russians! Dem Oligarchs and their dirty money! Keep the City of London clean, man!

    • mimomimo

      Why don’t you stop your moaning. You’re the one moaning about how you didn’t like it. No one forced you to watch it. No westerners are moaning. Only Chinese. The rest of the world was having fun while China sat in the corner crying and soiling itself at how unfair these Olympics are because they didn’t top the gold medals.

      • kw

        well..you are moaning right now..
        seriously,you need to just look at yourself in the mirror.
        you are moaning about how i said that i didn’t like it..
        oh please..no westerner are moaning?
        and only chinese?
        you sounds just like how chinese respond to something like this..
        and you say that westerner do not moan?
        look at the opening ceremony olympic thread somewhere.
        rest of world was having fun?please stop with your self-delusion
        i am sure there are people that do enjoy it

    • jon1259

      Absolutely everyone I know (Americans, Europeans and Hong Kongers) much preferred the free spirit of the London opening ceremony to the drab, Stalinist, professional hand clapping version in Beijing. Not to mention your unknown music stars that sung those uninspired muzak

  • moonmickey

    The difference is that London featured live musicians, was filmed live and broadcast live.

    Beijing was filmed over two days running to a timecode so if anything happened all would appear as absolutely normal because an incident free “rehearsal” was always in sync – there were NO live musicians, even Liang Liang was miming – there were only 2 active mics, for speeches – CGI fireworks were added to the first recording of the closing ceremony and the broadcast signal flicked between the “rehearsal” and live.

    London was live, a lot of Beijing wasn’t and they got caught!

    • Plus One dude

    • Trev

      Too true. Though it’s a real shame that Gallagher didn’t mime.

  • Hongjian

    “What are your overall impressions of the 2012 London Olympics?”

    It’s shit.

    • moonmickey

      UK visa refused?

    • Alain

      How succintly put.

      When HK hosts the olympics (and have they got the land space, you can only keep reclaiming so much land from the sea) then get back to me, meanwhile, shut your canadian-canto yap.

      • moonmickey

        canadian-canto yap? I’m not Canadian but if that’s who refused your visa then bravo to them!

        • Alain

          Not you mm, but the troll *HJ*

  • xiaopengyou

    Beijing was the most magnificent, spectacular, and perfectly choreographed. It really showed what money can buy. The girls were a truly perfect beauty. But if you had any flaw, you were rejected. Yang Peiyi could never sing there. If she were a Brit, Lin Miaoke would never exist. London wasn’t about perfection, it was about raw talent, community, and fun. These are concepts most Chinese have difficulty with. Chinese are a humorless people who don’t appreciate their kids growing up in a rock and roll band. Chinese pick on people who are a little bit shorter, uglier, and make less money than themselves. The 24 girls will always turn their lights off. Brit’s don’t. Some of the best talent comes from the most hideous looking people in dire situations. Beijing was beauty to the eyes, but not fun. London was just the opposite.

    • Chom

      “raw talent”….u mean like One direction, Spice girls? LOL

      • moonmickey

        Scary spice was raw booty!

        • She did look fricking attractive, and the US womens’ relay team had a positive effect on my attraction to black women which is second to “general Asian E or SE and may include some Indians”.

          • BigJ

            Scary spice is my fav:) I love a black girl is a british accent:)

          • BigJ

            *with a*

          • I oocasionally fly from Paris or Frankfurt to Birmingham to see my folks. Sheesh these chicks on the Virgin trains are high-powered lovely women at rush hour. I really have got into trouble before flirting too heavily with these chicks. Black women are rare, and they *occasionally* have the hots for white men. Unfortunately with 10’s of millions of white men, they have done what women in Asia do… they only want retirees… dude this is true…

      • xiaopengyou

        Sure, why not. There’s a lot to be said for live performances, without using more attractive “doubles” who lip sync. It’s OK to be a girl who doesn’t meet exacting height, weight, and other factory-reproduced prefabricated beauty standards. At least you know who are the Spice Girls. What internationally famous Chinese acts (or even songs) can you name? Lang Lang? Oh yea, there’s an international icon we all remember. I got all his records. FFS.

        In Beijing, they needed to deploy weather rockets to control rains that could spoil the girls expensive makeup and short out the LED’s on everyone’s head. Would Lang Lang play in the rain? London would rock on, even during a flood.

    • +1

    • Alain

      Chinese are a humorless people who don’t appreciate their kids growing up in a rock and roll band. Chinese pick on people who are a little bit shorter, uglier, and make less money than themselves.

      I would agree. And that is one reason many to leave to other friendlier and lighter vibed climes.

      It is a place that makes your heart heavy, and you can feel the inhumanity and sadness all around you, Thailand is paradise by comparison….

      • baroke obama

        so because chinese people don’t like rock and roll music they are now a humourless people? you sir are a moron.

        • Alain

          Wrong, I am just replying to the OP’s post in the top of my post.

          If you can’t handle my opinions here, then cease with your gambit of diversion!

      • baroke obama

        You are pretty much gauging the attitudes of Chinese people entirely on what your own opinions of what you perceive as “fun” or “humorous.” Just because they don’t submit to your specific tastes, like rock and roll music, you conclude that they are “humorless.” Well there are actually a lot of rock and roll musicians in China and some of them are quite popular. Chinese people are not this humorless bland group of people you claim them to be. MAYBE some of the older generations are a little more conservative in their views, life styles, manners of clothing, etc, but your comment comes off as overly simplistic, exaggerated, and biased. Some of the older generations come off that way because of the way they grew up. They were poor and under an oppressive communist regime that stifled creativity and free-thinking. Thus they became super conservative. But what about rednecks in America from the 1950s. Are you going to say all Americans ignorant, racist, barbaric people that like to pick on people that are darker than them?

        Thailand..Thailand is pretty much white people’s bitch and that’s what you like about it.

        • jon1259

          The problem is no one knows these so called Chinese music stars you talk about apart from the Chinese. All I can say the music appears to be very bland and lacks creativity. But then that is the society they live in.

          • jon1259 Oh I dunno. Most exported Chinese music is from Taiwan, and the acquired taste of Carpenters harmonies bastardized to fit Mandarin wording is great fun to listen to. All it needs is beer and chit-chat and Mandarin KTV becomes fun. All the best!

  • China did a wonderful job! Why are there so many idiots complaining about officials and others? Why ruin your image by being such cry babies and un-sportsman like behavior? Im confused. China did a fantastic job (great). How can you not show your athletes the respect and honor they deserve? I love China and so do most foreigners who live here and who watched the competition. China should hold its head high. Why is it when Chinese lose they always blame the lao wai for cheating them? Don’t be a Pussy! Take it like a man…don’t be poor losers. Must be so frustrating when you can not pay off officials like in 2008.

    • fenqing basher

      They are running out of cash…

    • Chom

      Joe, these type of things usually only attract angry Chinese nationalists. They are just as stupid as some war-loving red-neck American nationalists. I don’t believe the majority of Chinese people hold the same views as most of the Chinese comments above.

      • moonmickey

        They aren’t allowed to express other views because the weak ass fengqing suck up to the PTB and help repress the others and themselves. Without realising!

  • JC

    worst olympics ever; boring, just like the english

    • fenqing basher

      Boring because of Asian athletes first trying to loose then desperately trying to score… but then as usual wham….. kaboooooom

      • kw

        boring…for someone that does not understand sarcasm..and then try to bash someone…
        you sure are stupid..

        • fenqing basher

          Boring cause 16 year old kids trying to be funny the “sarcastic way” without even understanding what that means.

          • Gaaad!!!

            Most meh! Comeback, like, ever!?!

  • not to forget that we also used Chinese as sex slaves .do you still remember this slogan”dogs and Chinese are forbidden”. Check your history

    • kw

      err….so you used dog as sex slave?
      i guess that’s what can i expect from barbarian…

      • fenqing basher

        Whoaaht? Dude you need help, lots and lots of help.

        • kw

          oya..you want to help me?
          hahaha..you are still too weak ..
          go back to school first..

          • fenqing basher

            Nobody wants to help you, not even ur own moma. So why would i?

          • kw

            zzzzz…
            i told you..you are boring…
            full of negativity in life..
            i wonder whether you are the one that need help.

    • What do you mean by this? Are you a retard? To pick stupid slogan from history (which was totally wrong) and use it to attack foreigners of today??? What a twit! Whenever someone wants to rag on foreigners they pull some stupid quote from the past out and try and hang it on the world as if they are now owed some sort of pay out… so f@&*$*#@ ridiculous.

    • Young Man

      The sign read:

      “No dogs, no blacks, no Irish”

      The dogs, blacks and Irish have all moved on- China still enjoys too much cheese with their whiiiiiiine.

  • linette

    Bolt usain is the best Olympian of 2012. I love his famous “bolt pose” he does every time he crosses the finish line to win. I love it! He was just awesome to watch. His country must be so proud of him. Bolt you are the boss just like Michael Jordan.

    My favorite olympian is Sun Yang and Michael phelps. How can I not like Sun with that cute smile. The faster swimmer in the world. LinDan is cute too but I don’t like to watch badminton.

    • kw

      wow..you have new picture now…
      nice:)..

    • linette

      It so funny watching Bolt run. It’s like he wasn’t even trying. He runs so fast outrun all the other runners. It’s like—hey..I just want to run so I can do that bolt pose at the end of the finish line.

      Watching the relay was amazing. Once that baton gets to Bolt’s hand no hope for the other team. lol… Bolt like usual use his bolt power and easily leaves the other runners behind in dirts and smoke. The legend of Usain Bolt.

      http://www.businessinsider.com/usain-bolt-will-run-in-the-2016-olympics-2012-8

      note: Sun yang did the same thing leaving the other swimmers far behind him in the longest distance swim 1500m free style. A world record.

      • kw

        all his events are very good..watched the 100m,200m and the relay..
        he is the superstar of this olympic.

        just knew sun yang win another medal…good for him..

      • And you’ve got my +1 here. You’re a star.

    • Linette You’ve got my +1here……

      • linette

        richardnorth. hehehe..I can’t be an olympian. I am not fast. lol

        • You need to compete on loveliness. Your words are like those of Kenneth Branagh or JK Rowling at the opening of the London Olympics… Magical… (To trolls: I am not gay or chasing Linette. She is just a lovely person and I am thanking her.)

          • linette

            Your words are too kind. :)
            LOL. I am not that sweet. I have my bxtchy side too. Sort of like cat personality. lol

          • Hey, sorry to invade you guys’ romantic love special happy time, but…Linette, you said “cat personality” as if I, the resident cat, have some sort of personality other than cuddly-but-sheds-a-lot.

          • linette

            cuddly-but-sheds-a-lot…..

            lol

            Whiskey, most men prefer dogs. You like cat?

          • I like both, but I think I prefer cats. I have a dog, though. A little blond autistic shih-tzu.
            I think the guys who prefer cats to guys who prefer dogs is 50/50.

          • mr. wiener

            I like both, but the cooking style is different , as is the sauce.

          • Cat ribs, if the cat is small enough, can serve as a toothpick afterwards. You’ll need it, too, as tough and stringy as their meat is.

            I’ve actually tried eating both animals. Dog isn’t bad but cat is disgusting and barely edible. Maybe it’s because I just chased them down and started eating immediately.

          • linette

            whiskers and wiener, you guys are so crazy. You never ate cats or dogs. I don’t believe you. How can you have pets dog and cat and go out to restaurants to eat cat/dog meat.

          • Having a pet is basically a form of food storage.

  • sm

    Done with this page.

    对于伦敦奥运会,我们总是能找出一个可笑的理由来

  • GodsHammer

    Comments ( in no particular order)
    1. 16 year old athletes raised by the government machine don’t know the difference between Vitamins and Oral steroids. Or injectable vitamins and injected steroids…
    They also don’t look like powerful young men. Questioning the athlete in an interview is very immature and kind of pointless. The entire program is questionable, leave the athlete alone.
    2. The Chinese populace has no idea about the history of womens swimming and of it’s own national programs place in that (which is currently similar to East Germany in 76), so they can’t imagine why people are asking questions.
    3. As a professional athlete (albeit, not terribly highly paid) I will share a bit of info with all of you. IF YOU DON’T PISS HOT, YOU DIDN’T CHEAT. Seriously, if you are taking something that is not on the banned list, then you are not cheating. Simple…that is why the list and the tests exist. For you to get an advantage over those who don’t understand the next level of pharma-supplements.
    4. Of course China is pissed off…most of their medal events are ‘judged’ events, and thus by nature, the criteria are qualitative not quantitative. The pure athletics of the olympics (HIGHER,FASTER, FARTHER) is lost upon them, and in general the modern HOElympics should be called, PRETTIER, MORE ARTSY, MORE SYNCHRO’D.

    • moonmickey

      More flat arsed, nosed and chested, of course it will make less of a diving splash if there’s nothing sticking out of their bodies.

  • George Washington

    Speaking as an American the Brits did a fantastic job. The Olympics were much more enjoyable and relaxed than Beijing. (see how a free country can operate).
    As far as the officiating it was as good as could be expected. (It is never perfect). But to complain that it was tainted or that the Chinese were discriminated against just makes all of China look bad. Get over yourselves people. Your athletes did an excellent job considering the ridiculous Chinese training programs that try to make robots out of humans. If you want something to think about, ask yourselves why a nation of 1.4 billion people (the largest in the Olympics) did not blow away the competition and win the majority of the medals ? (Hint: Government control)

    • Gaaad!!!

      Nope, money.

      • Man, that’s deep. My head is about to explode.

        • Gaaad!!!

          Good.

    • George WashingtonThere was one day I saw this guy called Ed McKleever win K1 Kayak at Gold. The guy came out of his boat, spoke to the BBC, and mentioned that he had his job to go back to, he relied on virtually no sponsorship etc, AND he wouldn’t want it. THIS is what makes the Olympics, and Phelpsie, and Bolt etc. China are China. You just suspect that $$$$$$$$ is everywhere.

  • Just Laowai

    Just imagine how many medals the US would win if they kidnapped children from their homes at the age of three and forced them to train for ten years. At least American Olympic athletes are willing participants.

  • Cool Matt

    Isn’t it kind of a double standard for somebody to complain about Chinese athletes losing medals because of unfair judging yet still support Liu Xiang as he loses medals time after time at the Olympics?

    • kw

      err…maybe because chinese still human?
      Liu Xiang tried to give his best for olympic.
      isn’t that what others love as well?
      complain about unfair judgment, and support those that tried to compete heroically…

      • Cool Matt

        Right, but did the countries who did win the medals instead of Chinese win any less heroically? Did they try any less than Liu Xiang?

        By complaining about judging, they take away other countries’ athletes heroic acts as well which is petty at best.

        • Gaaad!!!

          Man, that’s deep. My head is about to explode.

          • Cool Matt

            Noooooooooooooo!

  • Cool Matt

    Isn’t it kind of a double standard for people to complain about Chinese athletes losing medals because of unfair judging yet still support Liu Xiang as he loses medals time after time at the Olympics when he clearly knows he shouldn’t be there?

    • Gaaad!!!

      It’s call the Olympic Spirit, which is beyond the ken of us mere mortal.

    • eattot

      ha!
      i hate liu xiang!
      he is a wuss and money headed actor….
      even said he maybe still can show up 4 yrs latter for next oly,damn who wanna see him again,if he is so weak why not stay home directly,every oly he is sick,fuck!

      • Makoto

        eattot,

        You are a sick/fucking bitch who keeps whining always. Do you wanna get screwed by a 60 year old dick?

  • Freak on a Mountain

    The failure of the Olympic Games is this: the modern Olympics were created as a means for different countries to compete sportingly without resorting to warfare, and therefore develop mutual respect. That was the idea. The ironic result is that crybaby nationalists everywhere always whine about how their country was defrauded of their medals by biased judges. So fuck it, the London Olympics failed just as badly as all other nationalism based sports events have. Maybe if we humans tried cooperating rather than competing, the world would be different. But no, it won’t happen. Someone will always be butthurt. Crying infantilely, “It’s NOT FAIR!!!!!11 Why does he/she have bigger tits/more money/a bigger house/less violence/more education/a bigger dick/a better personality/more sleep than MEEEEEEEEeeeeeee! I deserve to be compensated!”

    • kw

      good comment..

    • linette

      ……….The failure of the Olympic Games is this: the modern Olympics were created…….
      So true. It’s creating so much anger between fans from different countries.

      • Linette I even noted one troll comment on the London riots. Hey guys! No country has ever got the balance between people with weaponry, looters, and decent but tough Police right! Get real man! Policing is shit!

        • kw

          well,you better read it carefully..
          why do you even need to report to other..?
          i am not going to troll you,considering you are sane …

    • London is London. It got butthurt by Nazis but through resolve and strategy a Nazi regime was defeated. London has this honour. London loves Germans, Chinese, Russians, and so on… London makes history seem relevant, and the search for history which is not rewritten starts probably in London or NY. Be it Jews or Chinese, you will find them most certainly in London. In terms of PROJECT MANAGEMENT let’s ask ourselves how London can be successful in terms of this big beast of a project. Well executed, no fears of renegade terrorists, and full closure, with recycling of facilities. WELL DONE LONDON!

  • Robko Byalov

    Petty, nationalistic to the point of imbecilic, simpletons….

    The praise for this Olympics seems to have even usurped what was one of the most praised Olympics in 2008. Everyone else enjoyed it.

    Why did Chinese netizens not enjoy it? 3 reasons:
    – the badminton scandal (which had nothing to do with UK judges and everything to do with the International badminton ruling body)
    – general complaints against judging (again, judges were appointed and under the jurisdiction of their sports ruling bodies)
    – and I suspect the rather brash presentation of Britain as a cultural powerhouse, which may have made a few people see that their own culture is rather more 1-dimensional.

    Just how did the United Kingdom actually cheat? Explain that one to me, sheep.

    • kw

      Britain cultural powerhouse?
      based on the opening and closing ceremony?
      seriously..don’t make laugh..
      you might be the one blinded by nationalism or whatever..
      get over your high horse..

      • BigJ

        If Britain is not a cultural powerhouse, then who is???China??? Thank you China for paper,kites,gunpowder, rice, noodles, and Jackie Chan. I love all these things, expecially Jackie Chan. But come on KW you speak English don’t you??? Thanks them for that too. The UK is one culture most of the world tries to emulate. To say the UK is not cultural…..if not the most in world….is a pretty chinese thing to say.

        • kw

          err….i don’t think i want to emulate their culture..
          their culture is their culture..sure they have their good things..good on them
          i am saying to think that the chinese are bitter because britain is cultural powerhouse is laughable.
          you said that is pretty chinese thing to say that UK is not cultural…then don’t you think they won’t be bitter about that?
          btw,i don’t think many chinese will say UK is not cultural..

          • BigJ

            “i am saying to think that the chinese are bitter because britain is cultural powerhouse is laughable.”

            If that is what you ment then im sorry for the chinese comment.

            But I saw this
            “Britain cultural powerhouse?
            based on the opening and closing ceremony?
            seriously..don’t make laugh..
            you might be the one blinded by nationalism or whatever..
            get over your high horse..”

            Nothing about chinese being bitter.

          • kw

            i am going to say next time read the context of the argument..reading the post before it..so that you don’t jump the gun.maybe i don’t write clearly because usually i read the post before it ,before i comment

          • Alain

            Hk’ers seem to like certain parts of that culture, like education, healthcare, rule of law, judiciary and so on.

            But wait, your government wants those pesky HK kids to learn the history of the cpc…so minus 1 for HKers there.

      • Freak on a Mountain

        kw-

        Don’t put the cart before the horse. Britain is a cultural powerhouse, but it’s in decline, and Britons know it, and they find it amusing. Thus Jimmy Page’s ludicrous performance at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, and all of the antics at the opening and closing ceremonies in London. The fucking Brits have a lot to answer for, and a lot that they have done well. But the best part of the national character is that they have a sense of humor about it.

        I defy a true Brit to tell me that anyone without a sense of humor shouldn’t have his/her private parts painted blue and be thrown off a mountain. There will be zero takers.

        • kw

          your comment make senses.
          i still don’t think that that is the reason chinese will be bitter about..
          it’s just ridiculous of someone to say that chinese bitter because britain is cultural powerhouse..
          i watched the opening,and seriously …..
          i think for international audience,that’s just not good enough.
          but i guess it’s good for them to be able to celebrate the it their way

          you are right about their sense of humour..

      • moonmickey

        But Britain IS a cultural powerhouse. The Olympic ceremonies didn’t even scratch the surface and that’s obviously the opinion of many Brits watching it.

        Here you go, a list of famous British people, ask your friends how many they recognise.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_people

        Now try the same with Chinese and see how many ring a bell, the answer will probably be Confuscious and Jackie Chan.

        • kw

          so?
          well,seems for you,like to support argument “Britain is cultural powerhouse” need a comparison between Britain and China?
          oyeah,they are so great because they have alot of famous people.

          So china people will be bitter about this thing?
          because china does not have many people that people know?
          even taking into account anyone can be bitter about anything,to say Chinese bitter because Britain is a cultural powerhouse is laughable…they have alot other reasons to be bitter before that..
          refereeing,etc. they will be bitter about that..
          but because Britain is cultural powerhouse?

          • moonmickey

            Hey, the USA got more medals, they won more medals and they finished with more than China —— live with it!

            Let me guess, the USA finished 8 medals ahead so China needs to find 9 problems with the referees so it can claim it “beat the foreigners”.

            Its pathetic, the US finished better, is a better country and has far longer queues of Chinese people outside its embassies than anyone misguided enough to want to come to China just as the long stayers have KNOW what’s about to happen and are getting out.

            Hey guess what? YOU’LL NEVER BE CHINESE
            http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/mark-kitto-youll-never-be-chinese-leaving-china/

          • kw

            oh really?
            US get more medals than China?
            *yawn*

        • linette

          ……………..Now try the same with Chinese and see how many ring a bell, the answer will probably be Confuscious and Jackie Chan………….

          And Bruce lee, Jet li, zhang ziyi, Jay Chou, Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Aaron Kwok, chow yun fat, Maggie cheung,Brigitte Lin,leslie cheung, Cecilia Cheung, Louis Koo, Edison Chen, Kelly Chen, shu qi.
          Many Asians know who they are including China, Hongkong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, and maybe more. If they don’t know the names, most know the face in movies.

          Now ask Asians which UK stars they can name….not many. The Asians who can name some UK stars is because they watch hollywood movies and listen to rock bands.

          I know princess Di and Queen Elizabeth. :)

        • Alain

          Indeed, where was mention of the English Language, Shakespeare, the first modern computer, Bazalgette, Fred Dibnah, and numerous others….as you say this opening ceremony did not even scratch the surface, it was quite flawed, but you can not showcase everything, the industrial revolution was well covered I thought….

      • We’re all speaking English, aren’t we?
        The thing about Western culture is that people don’t realize how much it permeates Chinese society, and just about every other society around. Take “the suit” for example. Lounge suits or dinner suits. Even the North Koreans are seen wearing them. That’s a clothing style, part of culture, that originated in the UK. Let’s not even get into music or film styles.

        • kw

          ……i think people need to read context of argument before jumping the gun..anyway,see reply above…
          if it does not satisfy you,let me know..

          • Take the time to express yourself properly. I read the argument before yours, but regardless of what it said, your response was still an incredulous “Britain cultural powerhouse?”

            Also, for future reference: it’s “get off your high horse”. Getting over your high horse might suggest that you become more arrogant, as getting over a high horse would have you looking down on everyone…which is exactly why you tell someone to get off of a high horse in the first place.

          • kw

            i do wonder ..i think most of the time when someone comment against west,seems everyone will take the comment as it is..
            it seems the perception is that every comments against west is as it is.not capable of anything other than straight forward.
            comment about something ridiculous, get you to get example of it, and then show you that it does not connect.
            i guess i am just bad at it..

            anyway,thanks for the get off horse comment..:).

          • Well, I’m just saying that it looked like nothing other than saying Great Britain wasn’t a cultural powerhouse…it would be a bit difficult to see it in any other way. I now understand what you’re saying after you described it a bit more in other arguments later. No worries, sir.

        • Getrealson

          Thats true about the suits. I saw a guy working on a construction site in a suit. I went to dinner with my father in-law at very short notice with some local government wankers. most were wearing suits and sweating their nuts off and I had on shorts, flip flops and a T-shirt. One of them commented on it (obnoxious 2nd tier government guy trying to impress everyone) but I explained to him that a PIG in a versace dress was still a PIG and a DOG with a $10,000 collar is still a DOG. Dad laughed! Most of the others did not!

          • Capt. WED

            yeah don’t fuck up your dad’s legacy with them 3rd tier officals ;)

  • Young Man

    Chinese could win a gold medal for whining very time.

    Absolutely no self respect whatsoever.

    Pathetic.

    • DKD

      And Americans never whined about China winning anything right?

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