Congratulations to Beijing on hosting successful Summer Games.
It is extremely important for the Chinese team to win the most gold medals. The Summer Games are a test of the Chinese people’s sport ability, and China’s ancient culture places great importance on tests. In China, education is based largely on memorization and standardized tests. Parents expect their single child to get high marks because then that child will get a good job and ensure his parents’ financial security in retirement. In the Summer Games, you pass the test if you get the most gold medals. You fail the test if you don’t. Hopefully the Chinese will allow themselves to feel good about winning so many gold medals.