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adobe indesign project - Beijing Olympic Torch Relay in Hong Kong

adobe indesign project - Beijing Olympic Torch Relay in Hong Kong



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Torch Relay in Hong Kong
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into an abuse-shouting mob bashing anyone protesting - insharp contrast to the usual tolerant demeanour.
ens of thousands of red-clad relay supporters mixedwith a small number of rival human rights protesters dressedin orange – turned out on the streets. It is no dispute that
everyone presented cared for the nation nally fullling its
long held desire to host the Olympic. However, when theevent was seemingly carried out smoothly, confrontationsappeared between the relay supporters and the protestors.The police had to drag away the protesters in order to calmdown the atmosphere. The police’s treat
ment was criticized by many activists.
Two different Patriotic Emotions to China – Olympic Relay in Hong Kong
he Olympic torch relay resumed on Chinese soil after 
its global journey across ve continents, Hong Kong Chief 
Executive, Mr Donald Tsang said, ‘it is great and solemnhonour for Hong kong, Asia’s
world city, to be the st city
in China to welcome back the
Olympic ame. The Olympictorch relay started in Hong Kong
on 5th May, 2008. Hundred of thousand of people have alreadywaited at both sides of NathanRoad in Tism Sha Tsui beforethe relay started, despite of itwas raining.
any groups of mainlanders travel to Hong Kongto support Beijing Olympic. Hong Kong government
encouraged the citizens to turn out wearing in red inorder to show their patriotism which is said to be lack in
Hong Kong. Some organizations gave out Chinese ags
and stickers freely during the day to make the event moreexciting. There was a sea of red when the camera lookedupon the crowds.
hen torchbearers run through,
the crowds waved ags and
 banners with the words ‘Beijing2008’ and wore red stickers withfour Chinese characters that said‘Go China!’ The crowds showeda strong patriotic emotion. One
second, the ag-waving patriots
were cheering passing torch- bearers, the next instant they turned
Torch Relay in Hong Kong
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verseas protests in Beijing Olympic torch relayarouses the collective concern of China’s worse human
right status. Being the rst city in China to have Olympic
torch relay,
Hong Kong
government put its greateffort to avoidany threatening protestingactivitiesto happen.Several protestsorganized by political partiesand someindividualswere overwhelmed by tensof thousands of noisy torchsupporters – both Hong
Kongers and mainlanders
 – who turned out in red tosupport Beijing Olympicgames.
he protester requestedChina to respect human
right and release Wu Kai,
a writer in China who has been poisoned due to hisarticles. Some protesterswere reported to be hit bythe crowds. Christina Chan,a student of the University
of Hong Kong wrapped aTibetan ag around her,
dreesed in rgange andchanted –pro-Tibet slogansto protest against China’srecent crackdown in theregion following deadlyriots was dragged away into
 police van. Prior to ame’s arrival, the autheorities had
deported at least seven activists they believed could be
troublemakers, including Leung Kok Hung, nicknamedLong Hair. This drew criticism that Hong King had
tarnished its famed status as a free city.
he Olympic torch relay in Hong Kong has been
criticized as a political decision as most of the non-athletictorch bearers were from the pro-China political clan. Inthe street, the Beijing supporters also out-numbered the protesters for human rights. However, in the virtual torchrelay organized by local bloggers, the viewpoints are muchmore diverse. 
ome people argue that the demonstration is another kindof patriotic emotion to China.
Protesters in orange Dragged awayby the Police, outwighted by Cheer
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opular stars and athletes such as Andy Lau, KellyChen and Hong Kong’s only Olympic gold medalist Lee
Lai Shan were picked to start the relay – a move manysaw as a tactic to ease potential unrest as many peoplewere unhappy when the rumor of Chief Executive, Donald
Tsang will run the rst spread. In contrast, many pro-
Beijing politicians and businessmen, who were more likelyto attract protesters, ran in areas that were less accessibleor closed off entirely to the public, such as the Tsing maBridge.
orch relay was planed to have 200 torchbearers, but
one of them was absent due to the ight delay, making it
into totally 119 involved. They proceeded without a hitchon foot, dragon boat, horseback and yacht. Windsurfer Lee
was rst to carry the torch, while Asiad champion, cyclistWong Kam Po, rounded it off at the Gold Bauhinia statue in
Wan Chai, which overlooks the famous Victoria Harbour.
At midday, the ame had also passed through the Shatin
racecourse, where the Olympic equestrian events will bestaged in August. The torch moves to nighbouring Macautoday before heading to Sanya, hainan province.
he torch was carried on foot, on horseback, by golf 
cart, ferry and, for the rst time in history, on a dragon boat. That was also when it went out briey - a hiccup
on the Sha Tin leg promptly corrected by the ever-presentmainland torch attendants. While the blue-clad security
ofcers saw no action from protesters, Beijing’s invisible
hand was present throughout the relay - as attendantsrepeatedly reminded runners of the correct torch-handling positions.
lthough it was difcult to tell whether the cheers
were from fans of celebrity torch-bearers such as
singers Andy Lau Tak-wah and Kelly Chen Wai-lam
or from Olympics supporters, there was no mistakethat spectators became hysterical wherever the torchwent.
orchbearer Mr Sy Ethan Timothy for leg no.41
of the Torch Relay in Hong Kong cannot join the relaytoday (May 2) because of ight
delay. The torchbearer for legno.40, Ms Cheng Yuk-han, will
Olympic Flames Passedaround Hong Kong
HTism Sha TinTsing Ma BridgeTism Sha Tsui
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