What Does the Auspicious Number 8 Portend for China?
The following is making the rounds these days in Chinese internet chat rooms.
The number 8 is a lucky number in Chinese culture. That is why the Beijing Olympics chose to start at 8 p.m. on August 8 (8/8/08).
Here is what has happened this year.
1/25 brought a giant snow storm, a disaster from the sky.
3/14 brought the suppression in Tibet, a disaster from humans.
5/12 brought the earth quake, a disaster from the ground.
1+2+5 = 8
3+1+4 = 8
5+1+2 = 8
8/8/08 is date for the Olympics.
The 5/12 earthquake is 88 days away from the Olympic date of 8/8/08.
In Chinese culture, numbers in the calendar are often used in prophecy.