To Sichuan to convey a the people of all nations shake of earth of plain of short of Wenshui River dies deep-felt lamentation of the brethren, the State Council issues announcement 18 days, the decision mourned day for the whole nation to 21 days on May 19, 2008. Classics and international Olympic committee talk things over, BOCOG decision, during this, torch of Beijing Olympic Games will suspend delivering.
Establish the whole nation to mourn day to be in China for ordinary common people very infrequent, foreign media had extensive story to this, jin Canrong of assistant dean of college of relation of international of Chinese people university says, no matter come from municipal diplomacy,say, this is a decision that is worth affirmation. Shen Ding of standing assistant dean establishs academy of problem of Fudan University international proposal, will annual was day of national nature calamity surely on May 12.
Abroad each are big media the report that print delivered wailful day. The reportorial problem of associated press is " China announces to be mourned for seismic victim 3 days " , the reportorial problem of Reuter is " the person that it is die in an accident of thirty-two thousand five hundred earthquake mourns 3 days " , the report of Afp includes " seismic death number rises, china announces to mourn " and " Olympic Games torch mourns time-out 3 days for the earthquake " etc.
Memory of flourish of Can of gold of assistant dean of college of relation of international of Chinese people university says, chairman Mao and week premier died 1976 when, once set crosses the whole nation to mourn day; Additional diplomatic mission of the alliance austral 1999 by scamper, after 3 personnel outside be stationed in die, diplomatic mission and governmental unit also had fallen half-mast, it is this to be ordinary common people to establish the whole nation to mourn day nevertheless.
Jin Canrong says, establish wailful day for tremendous life loss, external for, this is the practice that accords with international convention, show China becomes normaller and normaller, be accepted more easily by the world. Internally, show the government pays close attention to the people's livelihood more, reflected “ you are painful it is me painful ” , namely the anguish that the anguish of common people also is a government, can condense popular feeling, built the self-identity of countryman of a kind of China. No matter internally external, establish the whole nation to mourn day for seismic victim, be worth affirmation. Torch is delivered stop 3 days, this also is worth affirmation. Although the Olympic Games is an important matter, it is popular feeling place to, but before life losing tragic, the Olympic Games should give way.
Shen Ding of standing assistant dean establishs academy of problem of Fudan University international think, in modern politics, establish the whole nation to mourn day of communal leadership that reflected a government, apparent, chinese government also begins to lead people with this kind of method, be helpful for raising a government the reliability in people heart. Shen Ding establishs a proposal, should will annual was day of national nature calamity surely on May 12, one annual day this undertakes grieving over, have the practice of earthquake and other and natural disaster, raise the hardship consciousness of people, express to grieve over to the person that dies in calamity. Shen Ding establishs a welcome to suspend the decision that Olympic Games torch hands, because “ and photograph of Olympic Games torch are compared, people takes life ” seriously more apparently.