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What is the idea behind The Colour Orange?

The idea is to redefine the colour orange turning it into a symbol of the violations of human rights in China, instead of being just a colour. We will encourage everyone who goes to the Olympics in 2008 to wear something with the colour orange, like a dress, a hat, a shirt, a neck tie, a pen etc., so as to symbolize that something is wrong with China's treatment of its own population.

At the same time we will encourage people outside the Olympic stadiums in both China and the rest of the world to use the colour orange during the Olympic days with the aim of indicating their resistance against China's violation of human rights.

By reinterpreting and using the colour orange as a symbol of these violations we checkmate China. Not even China can forbid “the Colour Orange”. At the same time we give thousands of athletes, journalists, spectators and others in Beijing 2008 an opportunity to show that they are aware of the fact that the Olympics are held in a country that openly violates basic human rights.

We believe that thousands of human rights organizations, sport unions, Tibet committees, environmental organizations, the Chinese Democratic Movement and others who are also interested in influencing China in a positive direction will take this reinterpretation of the colour orange positively. They will incorporate the colour orange into their own materials on the Olympics and China, and they will encourage their members to spread the idea and to develop creative ideas on how to use the colour orange.



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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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