Chinese promote Olympics
The ambassador of the People’s Republic of China has pleaded with the Overseas Chinese Overland Challenge (OCOC) campaign team to tell the world that: “Botswana is a beautiful country with lots of wildlife and peace”.
Ding Xiao Wen said this at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) recently where OCOC made presentations as a way of courting the world on the coming of the 2008 Beijing Olympics in China.
OCOC is a team of 12 Chinese living in African countries where China has Embassies such as Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia. The team, which is moving around the world to promote the Beijing Olympics, started their journey in Cape Town, passing through most of the African countries until they arrive in Beijing after 43,000 kilometres in 100 days.
They are driving eight 4×4 vehicles made in their country. Wen told the Chinese that Botswana is a country with the biggest elephants, diamonds and “it has a beautiful environment”. He said Botswana is a shining example, not only in Africa, but also the rest of the world with [continue reading]