Saturday, August 9, 2008

Li Jiawei holds the RESPONSIBILITY as the flag-bearer to NOT let the flag touch the ground

I can't but feel disgusted at what Li Jiawei did, whether it was intentional or not. Anyone who holds the country's flag has to hold it up right and not let it touch the floor. It is a sign of disrespect to let it touch the ground.

Even if carrying the flag is heavy, (which I doubt it is since everyone else was carrying their own flags with pride and she was waving her hand while holding it), she should at least try to keep it off the ground. You do not necessarily need to wave the flag, just KEEP IT OFF THE GROUND. And seeing her dragging it, I mean literally dragging it across the ground, I feel like screaming at her. OMG! I didn't see her realising it or even try to keep it off the ground during the entrance walk.

Yes, I saw her waving her hand, even if you want to wave, watch the FLAG! Make sure it is not touching the ground! I would prefer her waving the flag than doing that.

I don't know if she was so happy to be in China or seeing so many of her Chinese people there, but she forgets one important thing of all. Her RESPONSIBILITY as the flag-bearer.

I mean like in a battlefield. You can watch in the movies, how important the flag is. It is also a symbol of strength, even when they are shot or missing a limb, the soldier still holds it up as high as he can before the next soldier comes in to hold it up after him.

If she can't hold it up right, let someone else do it. I am not sure if she volunteered or someone picked her as the flag-bearer. But anyone, who is responsible for raising or carrying the flag has to be briefed at the rules and how the flag should be carried/raised.


Respect for Flag

9.—(1) No person shall treat the Flag with disrespect.

(2) No person in possession of the Flag shall allow or cause the
Flag to touch the floor or ground, even when lowering the Flag from
a staff or flagpole.

(3) The Flag shall not be —
(a) used in any trademark or for any commercial purpose;
(b) used as a means, or for the purposes, of advertisement;
(c) used as, or as part of, any furnishings, decoration, covering
or receptacle;
(d) displayed or used at any private funeral activity; or
(e) incorporated or worn as part of any costume or attire.
(4) No person shall produce or display any flag which bears any
graphics or word superimposed on the design of the Flag.
(5) Paragraph (4) shall not apply to the production by or on behalf
of, or the display by, any Government department of its flag.

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