China really has excelled themselves with the "magical fakery" that has come to light (so dam) early on into the Olympic games, which is being held in China's Capital Beijing....
Lets start with the stunning “fencing off” [photo above] to hide the country’s unsettling urban underbelly, China’s hosted Olympics has got to be the best fake Olympics ever......
Lets look at more amazing magical fakery.....
Next there was the scandal behind the singing of the national anthem at the opening ceremony. Billions of viewers worldwide were mesmerised by the cute little chinese girl (on the right of the picture) belting out the song with a "perfect" voice.
But it was in fact the girl on the left who had sang the song and pre-recorded it, the "prettier" version was merely lip-syncing the whole thing!
The girl who actually sang the song, Yang Peiyi was apparently not attractive enough for the ceremonies and did not meet their standards of “perfection.”
"I don't see anything wrong with it, if everybody concerned agrees," said Wang Wei, of the organising committee.
Nonetheless, the story had disappeared from several leading Chinese news websites on Wednesday, including that of the broadcaster which broke the story.
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THE OPENING FIREWORKS
Apparently the folks at the Olympics thought it was too dangerous for helicopters to film the actual fireworks at the stadium during the opening ceremonies, so they used pre-recorded, computer-generated fireworks. I think that, just like the fake voice-over above, they decided that the “perfect” image the rest of the world should see, is one they could'nt really create......
Wait! theres much more.....
Olympic organisers admitted today that they are using volunteers to fill swathes of empty seats at competition venues as concerns grow at the failure of ticket holders to attend events.
There have also been large numbers of yellow-shirted "cheerleaders" present at some events, recruited to create an atmosphere and to prevent the embarrassing spectacle of empty seats appearing on television.
At the Capital Gymnasium earlier this week there were three blocks of several hundred yellow-shirted spectators cheering loudly for Venezuela as they took on the USA at volleyball.
Yesterday, organisers claimed that the cheerleaders were in fact spectators, but today Wang Wei, vice-president of Bocog, conceded that they had been recruited by venue managers to fill seats.
Probably the most heinous fakery going on right now has to do with the ages of two girls competing on the Chinese women’s gymnastics team.
Two 14, I mean, 16 year old girls on the team, He Kexin and Jiang Yuyuan are supposedly of age, but records indicate that they are probably as young as 14 years old. China produced passports for the two children which show them to be 16 years old. Of course, birth certificates are unavailable, but even they would be incredibly easy to fake as well. There is a huge advantage to having young gymnasts - they are much smaller, and thus able to perform more dangerous techniques and, unfortunately, far more willing to perform those techniques despite the risk.
Even the weather has been faked in China during Olympics. Over 1000 rockets were fired into the clouds to keep the rain from coming down during the opening ceremonies. The controversial technique of firing silver iodide crystals was the largest known effort in the history of mankind to prevent rain. It seemed to work, as the event went off flawlessly.
I think all this fakery brings about the big question — WHAT IS THE REAL CHINA REALLY LIKE?