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China – Beyond the Olympics

Amy Mulholland, M.Ed.

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Purpose for today…

Think about China in a new way

Think about ways in which to use photos in the classroom

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Begin with…

Anticipation Guide

Three issues with Olympic impact and related photos

Discussion and Questions

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Main Entrance – Central University for Nationalities, Beijing

Chinese students must test to get into each school. Parents also pay for primary and secondary education.

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Silver Ornamentation to show wealth Beijing

Maio Nationality from 1990s

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Fertility rate – 1.75 born per woman Beijing

Han only allowed one child, Other minorities allowed 2.

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Issue 1: Pollution Beijing

  • Beijing has mountains on three sides.

  • Southeastern side is open to, Bo Hai, a bay.

  • As the seas breezes blow inland the pollution is trapped against the mountains.

  • In 2005, Beijing was labeled the pollution capital of the world.

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Pollution Beijing

  • China has spent the equivalent of $12 billion US to reduce pollution.

  • Levels of carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide are still 200% above international standards.

  • Removed 1 million vehicles from the roads but had no short term effect.

  • Athens also failed to meet environmental goals

  • Some endurance events maybe rescheduled.

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Park in the Forbidden City Beijing

March 12 is Tree Planting Day

China has the most human planted trees in the world.

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Issue 2: Civil Rights Beijing

  • Freedom for 1989 Tiananmen Square prisoners

  • Autonomy for Tibet

  • Withdraw opposition to UN sanctions against Sudan because of genocide in Darfur

  • Stop internet censorship

  • Freedom of the press

  • Stop the imprisonment of Falun Gong members

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Human Rights Beijing

According to the Olympic charter “no kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.” England has said it will remove, players who speak out, from the team. Finland has said it supports its player’s right to speak out and China has inquired about the committee’s position on human rights.

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Issue 3: Religion Beijing

  • Want release of imprisoned Catholic priests

  • In 1959 the Dali Lama was forced to flee Tibet to India when China took control

  • 1990 Chinese Politboro declares Buddhism “a disease to be eradicated”

  • After chanting ‘free Tibet’ slogans and putting graffiti on buildings teenagers were struck with cattle prods, beaten and imprisoned.

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Picture of a protest flag unfurled on Mount Everest. Shortly after this foreign work visas and tour permits were cancelled and hundreds of government officials were fired.

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Discussion District, Beijing

  • Any questions?

  • How do you analyze and use pictures/photos/art in the classroom?

  • In what ways can you use this information?

  • Has it generated any ideas?

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References District, Beijing

  • Mary-Anne Toy. “Olympics losing the pollution battle.” The Sydney Morning Herald. October 26, 2007.

  • Ann Lau. “Civil Rights Checklist.” Pasadena Star News. October 17, 2007.

  • Maura Moynihan. “Afraid of the Dalai Lama?” Washington Post. October 18, 2007.

  • The Associated Press. “Activist group says teens detained for ‘Free Tibet’ graffiti in China.” International Herald Tribune. October 3, 2007.