Chinese athletes performed at high levels of ability in the Olympics, but it now appears its football players were more proficient in the bribe game than in the kick game. The head of the Chinese Football Association has been fired for allegedly being involved in fixing games. At least twenty officials connected with the Football Federation have been fired and charged with bribery, threatening players an referees and other activities designed to ensure that China wins the game. It also appears players paid bribes to secure places at key events such as the Olympics.
The bad news is Chinese sport officials are corrupt, the good news is this is one example of bribery that can not be blamed on capitalism. It goes to show that evil exists in the hearts of people of every political conviction. Is it time in China to wave the white flag of surrender and put away the red flag of bribery?