In some public toilets in Australia, signs have been put up in Chinese to remind Chinese visitors to wash out the toilet after use. In many scenic spots in foreign countries, similar posters ask Chinese people to speak in softer tones.
In China, there are many rude bus passengers who never wait in line for a bus and push hard onto it the moment the bus stops. There are also witnesses to accidents who fail to lend a hand to others. In Beijing, the residents' impolite, sometimes rude manners are often noted by visitors from all over the world.
When talking about these phenomena, it is a shame for all of us Chinese people.
“ The success of the 2008 Olympic Games depends very much on showing good manners as on the quality of facilities and players' performances, ” China's delegate to the International
Olympic Committee said. “ The fact that some people pay little attention to their manners stands in our way of holding the 2008 Olympic Games successfully.”
Yes, showing our culture and our country's economic power through this event is important, but good manners should be put at the top of our agenda(议程).
One possible version:
Do Be Polite for ourselves, and for our Country
The passage tells us a phenomenon that many foreign countries have put up signs in Chinese to remind Chinese visitors to behave in good manners. What's more, the author also indicates that good manners are of great importance to the 2008 Olympic Games.
In my opinion, good manners are not only important to one citizen, but also to the whole country and the nation. I still remember that I once came across a really rude and impolite man. At that time, we were waiting for the same bus and the bus finally came. No sooner had the bus opened its door than he pushed onto it. What's worse, he knocked down an old man and didn't even say sorry! It was really rude and even cruel. This incident not only showed how bad manners the man had, but also told us a serious current situation that some of our citizens lack the sense of being polite.
If the situation continues, it will be a fatal problem to our 2008 Olympic Games and the 2010 Asian Games. So for the sake of our country and the two international Games, do be polite and keep good manners all the time.