|Good manners needed for Games 2008
[ 2006-03-23 14:31 ]
The success of Beijing's 2008 Olympic Games rests as much on showing
good manners as on the quality of facilities and athletic performances,
China's senior delegate to the International Olympic Committee said.
"It's the rude bus passenger or a witness to an accident who fails to
lend a hand that stands in our way of staging an impressive Olympiad," He
Zhenliang said on Monday in Shanghai.
"People are talking about showcasing our culture and the country's
economic power through the extravaganza, but I think good manners should
be put at the top of our agenda," He was quoted as saying by the Shanghai
Daily newspaper on Tuesday.
Beijing residents' brusque, sometimes crude, manners are frequently
noted by visitors, and the city hopes to counter such impressions with a
courtesy campaign aimed at discouraging widespread spitting, jaywalking and line-jumping.
China has invested enormous national prestige in holding a successful
Games, with many Chinese seeing in that a validation of their nation's
rapid rise to global influence and acceptance.
Along with improving public manners, He, the honorary president of the
Chinese Olympic Committee, said holding the Games could help China raise
its generally low level of popular participation in sports, especially in
"The Olympiad can't provide a solution for all these problems once and
for all, but at least it gives us an opportunity," he said.
jaywalking : 走路不遵守交通规则
line-jumping: 插队，动词形式即jump the