Sunday, December 11, 2005

Boycott Chinese Products, Don't watch the Olympic games in Bejing

What had happened in China, Dongzhou Village, is so disgusting and so cruel. The regime claimed the lives of 70 protesters by opening fire on them. When will the repressive regimes stop treating their citizens as slaves? I am seconding Stefania 's call for boycotting Chinese products and not watching the Olympic games in Bejing.

Gateway has the full story. He has been covering the Chinese massacre for a couple of days. He reports "Today Chinese officials came out and defended firing on innocent protesters in Dongzhou Village last Tuesday, December 6, 2005 where (they claim) three protesters were killed. Dongzhou villagers, however, claim that the death toll is much higher with as many as 70 protesters shot dead by authorities. China reported today that authorities have arrested the local official who ordered governmnet forces to shoot and kill the land reform protesters last week." We Do Not Buy Your Products to Kill Your People. Written in Solidarity with the victims of the massacre.
Another note, one of my friends who works for Chinese political affairs read my blog, told me that this happens all the time in China. Meaning: Calm down...there is nothing unusual.. Is this the everyday language?...I am speechless..


At 8:39 PM, Anonymous Alaa said...

in egypt no one does tv viewers statistics so the boycott of the olimpic games on the individual level will have no effect.

petitioning your tv station to drop the games (specially if they did not pay for the rights yet) might make more sense (not that they would listen).

there are many reasons to boycott chinese products, but they're soo cheap and the market is so big, again I doubt it will be effective.

At 5:17 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

I think you are probably right, alaa. That seems to bave been the consensus of opinion after Tienemin Square as well. Halting military and technolgy sales to China would probably be more effective - but maybe not by much. It seems like somebody should have been able to figure out a way to put pressure on a government like China's, by now...

At 9:13 AM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

I agree that TV won't do anything, neither boycotting the Chinese products. China is an economic giant. However, it won't harm to make a statment and that is the purpose of my blog. There is a fact in China that is the regime there is so brutual and won't spur another moment to butcher dozen Chinese citizens without remorse. How would the world stop that?

China needs a pressure of a super power to stop human rights violations in China. Programmer Craig, pressure your administration!

At 12:33 PM, Blogger stefania said...

I say boycotting the chinese products can be effective, but above all one of the main reason for me not to buy chinese products is that I am disgusted to wear something that might have been producted by the hard work of hundreds of slaves and - worst - political prisoners waiting to be executed.

As for the Olympics, I won't be watching them because I don't wanna see the usual pre-game ceremonies in stadiums where people is massively executed

At 12:51 PM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...


I think Alaa and Programmer Craig meant the economic impact on China. Individuals cannot make it, only states that strike those big deals with China can truly affect the country.

I am so disgusted at what is happening in China. I hate when humans are treated like worthless slaves!


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