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Thrilling spectacle as Beijing wows the world again

Updated: 2022-02-05 12:00 ( China Daily )
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Images of people from all walks of life are displayed during the ceremony segment Tribute to the People. [Photo/Xinhua]

President Xi announces opening of Winter Games during breathtaking ceremony featuring 'ice breaking' moment.

Featuring Chinese festival culture and a technology-enhanced visual spectacle, a stunning ceremony took the world's breath away on Friday night as President Xi Jinping declared the opening of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

Fourteen years after impressing the world with a grand show to open the 2008 Summer Games, Beijing delivered again, wowing an international audience with a celebration of not just the highest level of winter sports, but also the traditional Spring Festival, during the opening ceremony of the 24th Winter Olympics. The event was held at the same iconic venue as in 2008-the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest.

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