It might be a normal thing for America or England or Japan and some other countries to host the Olympics. But, for China, a country was in the wars for more than 100 years, a country is called third world-country by others, a country struggled for development; it is a great honor, a great respect for it and its people. Of cause, at that moment, all the Chinese in the world, no matter he/she hates China or love China, their Chinese soul and blood were jumping with the News. That was a time for a lot of Chinese who are outside of China, feel proud to be a Chinese. At least, for me, it was true.
I have been in America for 8 years now. I always had the feeling that I am not good enough because I am Chinese. The other countries people look down us, I know that. How many times that when Korean or Taiwanese came and smiled to me and asked me if I am Japanese or not, and turned away cold after knowing I am Chinese. I saw the look of their face :" Ha--Chinese--" I don't believe that I am lower than other countries people, but it does hurts when people look down you just because of your nationality. I don't think that Chinese are greater or better than other countries people. We all same, all the people of the world. We all have good point or bad point, and our culture differences make people misunderstand each other. When I don't smile, doesn't mean I am not happy; when I don't cry, doesn't mean it's not hurts. When I said I like Japan, doesn't mean I don't love my own country. There are great gaps between all cultures, people really should try to explain their own culture to others, and try to make the misunderstanding smaller and smaller. Well...at least, I hope my own people (Chinese) know that too, don't hate one race or country just because that's what everybody does.
Wooo...I talked too much...Thanks for reading.