Aug 02

Olympic torch relay – the Chinese village version

Written by Buxi on Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 at 6:38 am
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This series of pictures comes from an amateur photographer in Henan province (连接).  It’s of a self-made torch relay at a local school and restaurant, in a small village in the mountains of Henan province.  No corporate sponsors, no media coverage… just possibly the best relay this year.

Getting ready for the relay

The school principal lights the torch in front of pictures of the Fuwa.

The march of students.

The village watches with all seriousness.

The torch is handed to the next runner.

The procession continues.

The chef also gets a chance to hold the torch.

Waitresses celebrate by jumping rope!

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14 Responses to “Olympic torch relay – the Chinese village version”

  1. KL Says:

    Well, they are certainly having fun, if this can be regarded as an answer to an early stupid question “Can the Chinese government let people have a good time?”

  2. Netizen Says:

    Thanks Buxi. I saw people have lots of fun there.

  3. Elliott Ng Says:

    Awesome pictures!

  4. KL Says:

    Another one can be found here:

  5. bianxiangbianqiao Says:

    Did anyone come to make them pay for using the Olympic logo and mascot?

  6. Nimrod Says:

    “Did anyone come to make them pay for using the Olympic logo and mascot?”

    I doubt it, and I suppose that’s a good thing about how things are done in China. Some other places have become too politically correct, with too many stricklers not being flexible with rules that common sense is thrown out the window. For example: card-checking an old lady to be sure she is over 21.

  7. Chinawatcher Says:

    These are some of the most endearing photographs of the Olympics I’ve come across. Many thanks for these.

  8. Joe Says:

    This is the best & touching olympic torch relay I ever saw.

  9. yo Says:

    cool pics buxi, is this around beijing?

  10. Netizen K Says:

    My Olympic Update: Villagers are having fun. Foreign reporters don’t know how to have fun. NED-funded ReportersWithoutBorders doesn’t want people to have fun.

  11. admin Says:


    This happened in Huixian, Henan province , about 100 miles east of the Fool’s mountain. 😉

  12. John G Says:

    Are you sure the chef’s restaurant wasn’t a corporate sponsor? 🙂

  13. Chunzhu Says:

    Hehe, this is very cute.


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