The Color Orange

Can China Ban the Color Orange?

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We are launching the project The Color Orange to highlight the violations of the human rights in China on the occasion of the Olympic Games in Beijing August 2008.

The idea is both sophisticated and simple: We want to introduce The Color Orange as a symbol of the protest against the human rights violations in China. The strict censorship can ban the use of obvious symbols of human rights, but the use of The Color Orange cannot be banned.

So we will encourage sports people and spectators to make vast and creative use of the color for clothing and all sorts of accessories. It can be anything, like an orange hat, camera bag, tie, pen, paper, dress, suit, bag etc. Even pealing an orange will be considered a poignant statement.

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Press releases, newsletters, and events related to The Color Orange campaign

TheColorOrange in Hong Kong
Saturday, 26th April, 4 people from The Color Orange went to Hong Kong, to paint the sculpture "The Pillar of Shame" orange, and in cooperation with the HK Alliance promote The Color Orange and human rights. The immigration authorities denied the activists access, refusing to give any cause. See photos, press releases and more here.

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About us
Who is behind the project and how you can contact us

Documents about the campaign
A collection of documents on the campaign The Color Orange

Blog Your Action
Here you can present the ideas you have carried out or ideas you're considering in connection to the campaign. You can make a link to your blog or website, or you can type it directly here. This website is not done yet, so you can send your information about what you want to upload on this website, and then we will upload it as soon as we have the time. Send and e-mail to: contact@TheColorOrange.net

Websites with a debate about the use of The Color Orange as a symbol of accusation against the human rights violations in China.

Here you'll find answers to some of the frequently asked question about The Color Orange


Here you find a collection of links describing the human rights in China with the aim that on the occasion of OG2008 there will be a focus on other issues than sport.

On the occasion of the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, we highlight China's human rights violations.





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26 August: Olympic hangover – Media self criticism would be seemly

16 August: Usain Bolt wearing orange bracelet to the Olympic 100m gold record-breaking victory in Beijing

13 August: Rafael Nadal wearing an orange headband in Beijjing

7 August: Application for permission to demonstrate in the 3 special protest zones during OG in Beijing 2008

6 August: China’s OG website hacked ??

17July: Tour de France and TheColorOrange in Narbonne, photos

2 July: Open letter to the participants of the OG2008 distributed to about 30,000 MPs all over the world.

10 June: The Color Orange needs you!! to make an Orange wind blow in China. Click here for more information about The Color Orange supporting groups 

Videos and other information about the activities in Hong Kong

12-15 May: Link to article about this case: The Dutch Olympic Committee fears that The Netherlands will be taken as Orange hostage in Beijing 2008.

8 May: Advises about the use of The Color Orange at the Olympics in Beijing 2008, and the IOC’s latest words of restrictions and dress-code.

8 May: IOC is trying to avoid political manifestations during OG 2008.

30 April: The Pillar of Shame painted orange. See the photos

30 April:  Make pieces of orange cloth and tie them on to sculptures all over the cities where you live and give moral support to the Chinese democracy fighters.

28 April: Declaration  

from TheColorOrange team that was refused entrance into Hong Kong

TheColorOrange in Hong Kong

26 April to 6 May
See all the latest news and pictures
of our orange activities in Hong Kong
when the Olympic Torch arrives

BBC TV about 

TheColorOrange in Greece

17 April: Olympic Torch will be met

with orange actions when it comes to China

14 April: The pen is stronger than the sword

28 March 2008

Greek police bans orange clothes
  during Olympic Torch Relay

Danish activists stopped by the Greek police

The Chinese democracy

 movement backs

The Color Orange Campaign

The Hong Kong Alliance, one of the cornerstones

 of the Chinese democracy movement has now

decided to join the orange manifestations.

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