China: Olympics side-effect on industry

Global Voices OlympicsWhat will be the cost of presenting an unprecedented Olympics?

Blogger Dailu, an author listed in, recorded one of his dialogues with a few workers in a chemical factory, which suffered from an unexpected side-effect of the Olympics.


Having lunch today, I heard several workers talking that, during the Olympics, a great many chemical and pharmacy works in the north were shut down.
“What a great piece of news,” I said, “it’s the right time for you works in the south being unaffected to promote production to take over the market!”
“What a hell good news is it?” answered them, “we all have our raw materials from Shandong, and what a shit could we make without them!”

The blogger plotted again, “Then just stock up the material! It’s right the time since it has still one months left before the Games!”



“You are not the only guy wise! The government has regulated that from 7.1 to 10.18, no cargo of dangerous goods should be shipped or get on to the highway, or even go along the Yangtze River. What we need are all poisonous materials, already forbidden. Just wait for the black-out!”

After checking online, the blogger found:


The prohibitions during Olympics, countless in number, were really like combing and raking over across the entire industry, all those not positive, and not “harmonious” enough on the hit list.

He further commented:


I was reminded that “bonanza” was what the experts yelled out when just starting to compete for the Olympic hosting. However, the calculation of economy has already been replaced today by that of politics, because of the overspending on budget. No one mention how much we can earn now (but only what a great name we can get — translator). We proclaimed to the world of no getting the Game politicized, while in the other hand we are speaking to ourselves that we only consider the political impact!

The Olympics is like a patriotic cow, with money flowed in, the profile of a great nation squeezed out.

其 实,以我之见,算算政治帐也无可厚非,心理满足本来就是人的最高需求嘛。问题主要是,现在似乎是完全靠政治开路。要知道经济成本不会凭空消失,在政治帐的 口号下,必然会以政治压力的方式呈现出来,中国人经济上失去的越多,政治上期望就越高.

In fact, I don’t think there’s much worng with political consideration; isn’t the psychological satisfaction the highest pursuit of human? But the problem now is that, politics seemed to be used to solve every problem, while we know that the economic cost won’t just die out. Pressured under political slogans, it will finally burst out in the form of political pressure. The more we Chinese lost economically, the more we anticipate on politics.

His conclusion has a grey color:


After August, we'll either fall badly from the high, or reach the real climax!


  • Hey Bob! I was just reading that because of IP provisions will not be allowed to show YouTube videos! Terrible!

    And also the thing with the industry, the daily lives of people, all of it paralized because of sports and the advertising industry plus media profits around the Olympics while you have to pay more taxes. At least it will be over soon!

    :) And I hope you can enjoy it too!

  • Kai

    I’m not sure I agree with the substitution of political motivations in the face of increasing economic costs but I suppose that depends on what angle you’re viewing the Olympics from. For me, the political considerations were always at the forefront of China’s reasons for the Games.

  • Bob

    Yes, Avila, I should really enjoy it because of what I(my family,actually, and many others who pay far more) pay.

    I prefer it can last longer and do better to deserve the cost. I hope it will be lucky enough that no big, super big problem happens during the Game, or, too terrible to think of such a money-loss dael.

    U enjoy it too!

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  • Jenna Major

    The residual benefits of the games are even greater. The
    Olympics accelerated China’s opening to foreign investment, foreign
    ideas, and internationalization. Though it is difficult to measure human
    rights and human freedom, China is unquestionably more open and
    accessible than ever before in its history. San Antonio Attorneys

  • Rachel Page

    With the successful hosting of the [Beijing] Olympic Games, the psychology of caution [that had emerged in the years ahead of the Games] transmuted into a fantasy of a national system concentrating forces to do great things. It was against this backdrop that the failure of power became more and more severe. As big money meant bigger influence an attitude of wantonness prevailed, and the national system fostered and encouraged the arbitrary and capricious use of power.

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