Beijing Olympics One Year Before.

Today, in one year, the Beijing Olympics will open. As expected there are a lot of articles writing about the good, the bad and the ugly of what will come.

The day of the start is 8-8-2008. The 8 is a lucky number in China despite that officially superstition is not allowed here.

I’m no fortuneteller but one thing is for sure, the amount of attention these Olympic Games will get, will outdo any previous event.

Yesterday’s SCMP cartoon shows some of the hurdles to be taken.

The good thing is that it can only get better.

Beijing Olympic Games
Click here for a bigger picture of this Olympic Cartoon
See also the alternative Beijing Olympic Posters
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Cartoon:

The unlinkable SCMP

From the blogosphere:

Bang! China shoots its own Olympic PR in the foot

‘Software’ and intangibles still a problem for Beijing Olympics

China detaining foreign journalists

From the media outside of China

China Praises Its Progress Toward Olympics
One Year Out From Olympics, A Test of Openness in Beijing

And to balance it, the China view

Rogge: Preparations are ‘truly impressive’
Key green targets already achieved: Official
Hi-tech expected to guarantee success

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