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China: Boycotting Beijing Olympics? They have ill intentions.

Categories: East Asia, China, Sudan, International Relations, Politics, Sport

From Mia Farrow to François Bayrou to US Congressmen, every news or report about boycotting Beijing Olympics has provoked rounds of anger from China's netizens. 

In a widely cross-posted blog post Boycotting Olympic: A farce doomed to failure [1], Wang Chong, a political commentor, grouped the boycotting Beijing Olympics advocators into three categories.


First, those who use Olympics to get their ends. 

Wang Chong believed François Bayrou had his hidden agenda when he advocated boycotting Beijing Olympics.  François Bayrou wanted to take advantage from this topic to campaign for votes. 


Second, those right-wingers who are anti-China, such as Shintaro Ishihara from Japan.


Third, some NGO and Right-wing tabloid. For example, RFA and the Washington Times


Any words and deeds of boycotting the Beijing Olympics will have no market and will be doomed to failure.

In response to US Congress raps China over Darfur [2], blogger Yingzi wrote Darfur problem exposes the selfish American hegemony [3].


What is this all about? It's going too far. It's none of your American business.


…Despite the absurd remarks, it can reflect their inner secret.


It is because of China's rapid economic development.  China's rise frightens them.

在这次事件中,达尔富尔地区爆发了内战,迫使西方石油公司纷纷撤退,而中国公司却趁机进入获取石油资源的进口。这就让美国人感到不爽和恐惧了。一些美国人 心中不满,就要找个机会来发泄咯。

In this case, a civil war broke out in the Darfur region, it has made the Western oil companies withdraw, while Chinese companies have seized the opportunity to enter and import the oil.  This makes the Americans feel bad and they are alarmed.  Some Americans are resentful, so they must find an opportunity to vent their anger. 


In fact, the main reason is that American's own interests are damaged, but China is able to benefit.  The Americans are jealous. More importantly, Americans are afraid of a strong China.  They worry that they will lose their leading position (in the world).

ShiShao [4] believed that the US is playing a political game [5].


In recent years, China's influence in Africa has kept increasing.  Previously, French-led Europe and the US are the main powers in Africa.   But, now, the West consider China's presence in Africa has affected the interests of their countries. So they view China “in a new light.”


The United States and Europe think it is a zero-sum game.  They believe if one party's interests are increasing, the other party's interests are bound to decrease.  They think that China's increasing influence in Africa would be damaging to their interests, so they are crowding out the Chinese presence in Africa.  In fact, it is time to stop thinking in this way. 


…Western countries’ interests in Africa can still maintain and grow in this continually developing space.  It needs China, the US and all the countries of the world to work together to eradicate poverty in Africa and to develop Africa, so that we can have a “win-win” situation.  This is the correct choice.

John Zhou [6] had a similar opinion.  He wrote


My feeling is that some Western powers will use every opportunity to contain a rising China.

But there is a rare voice in this post's comment.  An anonym commented,


The author has been brainwashed by the Chinese Communists Party.  Once foreign countries are making troubles to China, the author consider that they are trying to contain the rise of China.  But does the author know that the Darfur crisis has made tens of thousands of refugees and tens of thousands of deaths?  Looks like the author needs stay in the refugee camp for a few days.
China provide the Sudanese government weaphons for its interests of oil.  This has worsened the problem.  This should be condemned.