08 to see the Olympic torch relay

08 to see the Olympic torch relay

Greet torch USC rivalry factions troops north
Supporters: The Olympics of overseas Chinese is a great event

Protesters: Do not boycott the Olympics but to raise human rights issues CPC

California has eight buses on the 8th to send overseas Chinese to watch the Olympic torch relay in San Francisco, while some people drive themselves to go, at least four hundred people estimated Overseas north.
[According to the World Journal reported the Los Angeles Daily News reporter Baoguang Ren] Beijing Olympic torch will arrive in San Francisco on the 9th, the 8th Southern California overseas compatriot out of eight large buses go to San Francisco to join the festivities in solidarity with the torch relay. Another part of the drive to the Chinese themselves, estimated that at least more than 400 Chinese north. Meanwhile, the Tibetan separatist organizations, pro-democracy groups and the Falun Gong group, also north, and against the Chinese Olympic flame will clash in San Francisco.
Olympic torch in Paris and London have encountered protests, temporarily put out the torch several times. Olympic torch through San Francisco is the only city in North America, Tibetan separatist, pro-democracy movement and the Falun Gong organization will use the opportunity to protest, but to support the Olympic Games Chinese community also try to go cheer. Olympic torch around, there will be a fierce rivalry.
8 buses leave early in the morning will lead the 四辆 Southern California in Los Angeles to San Francisco United Chinese Association President Chen Yuan on the bus, said the Olympics torch to San Francisco, Southern California Chinese are also very excited, spontaneous tour to San Francisco, witnessed the torch through North America The pomp, the US Cultural Association also brought drum team add to the fun.
Chen Yuan said that I heard that some people protest actions to be held in San Francisco, sabotage the Olympic torch relay, which substandard Olympic spirit, sports and politics do not linked together, because the Olympics is not only China but also the world. He said, do not want to see the torch relay in the process of drastic action. But he believes that the US government and local law enforcement agencies have strict measures to protect the torch relay, to prevent violent incidents.
US-China Exchange Association President Gu Yan personnel, said the protests in Europe and San Francisco is the main Tibetan separatist organizations. Whatever the outcome, Tibetan separatist organizations through these activities, so that the issue of Tibet renewed emphasis on the West to achieve their purpose.
When Gu Yan believes that China should seriously consider how to handle the event the issue of Tibet. According to his understanding, Chinese executives do not recognize the Tibet issue, only the Dalai Lama issue. But in fact, “Tibet Youth” was the Dalai Lama’s China policy is too mild, they should seek independence, the Dalai Lama if they do not listen. Tibetans in exile in India, there is economic strength. Han Chinese, the Tibetans are brothers, how to handle the relationship between brothers, the use of the Dalai Lama’s influence, rational and non-violent solution to the Tibetan problem, now is the time.
When Gu Yan believes that regardless of whether you like the Chinese government, the Olympics of the overseas Chinese are a big event. He hoped that both supporters or protesters, should have peace of mind, rational problem solving.
California air-conditioning company Sophia Yao 8 pm driving their own vehicles with the company seven or eight employees to San Francisco solidarity with the flame. She said that Beijing Olympics is the pride of Chinese people can personally see the torch relay, the torch relay to cheer the campaign, but also the pride of overseas Chinese. She believes that the Olympics is a worldwide sporting event, the protesters can express their views through other means, should not hinder the torch relay.
California Appeal Board Liquor Control Huang Zhao enterprises Chen said, although she was from Taiwan, but the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles to see the Chinese people to take the gold medal, she is also excited. She said that overseas Chinese political philosophy, although different, but love compatriots, I hope the Olympic success of the heart is the same, impede the Chinese torch relay but cause resentment.
But pro-democracy activists, Wu Fan said that China should host the Olympic Games, but not so to do. Protests against the Olympic torch relay is not, nor is it a boycott, but would like to raise human rights issues CCP. He did not boycott the Olympics, but to boycott the opening and closing ceremonies. He estimates that there may be protests in San Francisco thousands of people, more than the size of Paris.

2008-04-09