HAN Dongfang said he was opposed to Beijing's Olympiad bid because he doubted it would bring prosperity to the general populace. ''If you have only 30,000 yuan in your pocket, you can't take a bet of 100,000 yuan. Where is the money needed? It will have to be squeezed from the people's purse.'' Citing the Asian Games in 1990, Mr Han said it had brought financial hardship and inconvenience to Beijing residents who had to donate for the Games and stay at home after work to avoid putting pressure on traffic. ''Who can guarantee that we can make profits out of the 2000 Olympics?'' Mr Han said that the Games would only bring about ''glory and political chips'' to politicians at the expense of the well being of the people. He urged the International Olympic Committee to consider that it would be unfair for the Chinese people to fund the Games.