Chinese teens in passaic see benefits of Olympics

12 08 2008

Visit Passaic as part of 2-week tour

The students, boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 16, traveled to the Northeast to take in American culture and learn about education.

With the Olympics in full swing, some students were more than happy to see China hosting the mega international event and were OK with the fact that they weren’t home to experience it.

“It can introduce China to the people all over the world,” 15-year-old Lu Fong said, “to let people know more about China, and a chance to know that China is making progress.”

Meanwhile, classmate Xiao Feng said the group watched the opening ceremony of the Olympic last week in hotel rooms in Washington, D.C., and sang songs together.

“We are so excited and proud of our country,” said the smiling 13-year-old Feng. “We love China.”

The New Jersey chapter of America Asia Amity Association hosted the teenagers during their 15-day-tour, which included visits to New York, Washington, Boston, Irvington and Philadelphia.

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