The Olympics are nearly here, just a few hours to go!
In the past few weeks, there have been more Olympic slogan banners around town. Political slogans in China have an interesting and turbulent history, used to spread Maoist thought and disseminate the dreams of the government to the minds of the people.
Here is a selection of Olympic slogans. Most of these came from a ten minute walk around Xiushui (Silk Street) market.
(Note: Chaoyang is a district in Beijing.)
Translation: Brilliant Olympics, Prosperous China.
Translation: Cheer with one voice for the Olympics to bring luck to Beijing. (Note:That’s a branded Olympic car right in front!)
Translation: Passionate Beijing, Harmonious World.
And of course…
One World, One Dream.