Friday, June 24, 2011

China Soccer Blues

By China Watcher

China was beaten by Oman last night 3-1 in an Olympic Soccer Qualifying match which, once again, put the Chinese population to shame. A nation with the largest population of 1.3 billion in the world at a strong economic position cannot even form a 'decent" outfit to represent the country. By the way, Oman has a small population of only 5 million.

What is really wrong with Chinese soccer? Corruption, an old issue?

I would probably suggest a full revamp of the whole top down Chinese Soccer Federation and appoint new corporates to run it. The Chinese need to learn from the Koreans and the Japanese how they have revitalized their soccer fortunes in the heydays of the 80s to what it is today. Even Chinese leading soccer clubs are not doing well in the Asian Champions league.

There is really something very wrong in the youth development programs. The younger players are not coming up especially Chinese appearance in the Asian U15, Youth qualification for the U-17 are clearly very disappointing. The Olympics features U-23 players which will provide the core of its world cup squad in the near future and this does not measure up well for Chinese soccer.

I am questioning whether physically or maybe there is an attribute or quality in the DNA of a Chinese which is not made up to play soccer or football in other parts of the world.

Then again, the Koreans and Japanese are from the same strain of DNA genetics. Why?

This is clearly a big wake-up call to the Chinese sports authorities that there is clearly a big problem and something needs to be drastically done to appease the many soccer fans in China.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Epoch Times is a mouth piece of the Illegal Falun Gong cult

By China Watcher

Last night I went out to have a dinner with my family at an eatery shop serving Northern Indian Food and I managed to get hold of a free copy of the Epoch Times (English version) and the translated Mandarin copy, which were freely distributed in a country in South East Asia.

I was shocked by the written content in the paper which contained mostly anti-China news and the promotion of the banned Falun Gong. What I could not bear was the amount of news which were twisted to portray China as a big bully and a destroyer of Western forms of human rights. The articles published reminded me of some US newspapers who are championing a hidden agenda – to bash China at every known way it could to demonize China to the general public.

I performed a check on the Net and it is not a surprise that the Epoch Times is funded by the Falun Gong cult, a religious grouping who had been focused at overthrowing the current Chinese government in China. Is it possible? Nope, without the public or the Chinese support at large it is highly remote. That is the reason why they are actively promoting their cause to the world including the overseas Chinese.

What saddened me was that the Falun Gong (and the Tibetan dissidents) had been used as pawns by the Western world to promote the Western World hidden agenda that is to introduce Western type of democracy in China.

I am sure the Falun Gong has many followers and supporters (the human rights activists, Amnesty International and the US Congress) and the most important of all, the US government. To fund this particular exercise through the printed media as well as from the many online sites would require massive amount of free funds and I would not be the least surprise if the US government are fully behind this.

The “forces” behind this strong support wanted to cause instability in present China, with the hope to create an environment which would bring about a change of government that is more democratic and one which is fully dependent on them and if possible to be administered with a dotted line reporting to the US government. China, after all, is the only nation in the world who will be able to undermine the US dominance status (the last 80 years) in this world. The West has to date refused to admit that this autocratic government has succeeded to achieve many No 1s throughout the world.

When I left the place, I noted there were still many copies left at the corner of the shop even though it is free. I am sure there are many first time readers like me who thought that it is just a normal international paper which will provide a more balanced reporting. We were obviously wrong.

The copies which I took from the restaurant ended as paper trash fit for use in the toilet!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

China's Li Na wins a Grand Slam Tournament

By China Watcher

Just watched the completion of the French's Ladies Tennis Open on Live TV and was pleased that this is the first Chinese women and an Asian to win a big tennis tournament by beating Italian Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6.

There is something very odd after so many years which the West has yet to get it right on Chinese Names, that is, the surname is stated last and which is always preceded by the actual name like Na Li that sounds odd to a Chinese. Anyway, the West always like to push its weight around and insisted as usual that their way is the best. On a brighter note, there are some Westerners who have been to Asia who had accepted the fact that the Chinese are different.

Well, who cares what the West thought is odd about the Chinese way of arranging the names. Li Na has certainly created history and hopefully, there will be more Chinese champions in a sport, which is still largely dominated by the West (including Australians).

Congrats to Li Na, you are awesome!