Friday, August 8, 2008

NEWS: China Celebrates Might as Games Begin


"BEIJING (Aug. 8) - Once-reclusive China commandeered the world stage Friday, celebrating its first-time role as Olympic host with a stunning display of pageantry and pyrotechnics to open a Summer Games unrivaled for its mix of problems and promise.

"Now ascendant as a global power, China welcomed scores of world leaders to an opening ceremony watched by 91,000 people at the eye-catching National Stadium and a potential audience of 4 billion worldwide. It was depicted as the largest, costliest extravaganza in Olympic history, bookended by barrages of some 30,000 fireworks."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the news media is not taken by all the pomp and extravaganza and takes this opportunity to report about the horrible human rights violation in China. Otherwise, it would miss a great opportunity.