Friday, August 8, 2008

Beijing Olympics Symbolize Change for China

With the international spotlight on China this week and the XXIX Olympic Games underway, many are waiting to catch a glimpse of a country that has often seemed bleak or secretive. But Gordon College economics professor Stephen Smith, who toured China in May and June along with 11 Gordon students, believes the attention has already been a healthy thing for the Chinese people.
“As we visited six cities in 18 days, we saw a deep national pride that the Olympics were coming to Bejing,” Smith said. “Factory workers, tour guides, business men, everyone we encountered was excited. There’s great significance attached to the Games.” Read more...

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