Artists carry out throughout the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Video games on the Nationwide Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 4, 2022. Xinhua picture
The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Video games opening ceremony has began. This system is split into 15 segments, together with the parade of athletes and the lighting of the Olympic cauldron.
Vietnamese President needs Beijing Winter Olympics, Paralympics success
HÀ NỘI– President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has despatched a letter to Common Secretary of the Communist Celebration of China Central Committee and President of China Xi Jinping, wishing the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics an entire success and increasing Lunar New Yr greetings to the Chinese language folks.
Noting that the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics are the most important worldwide sporting occasion of this yr, President Phúc wrote Beijing could be the primary metropolis on this planet to efficiently host each the Summer season and Winter Olympics in 2008 and 2022.
He stated the Olympic flame lit on the Nationwide Stadium in Beijing could be an emblem of the sports activities spirit transcending nationwide boundaries, which embodies the sturdy will and unity of mankind and conjures up confidence in constructing a peaceable and affluent world.
As a pleasant neighbour and complete strategic cooperative associate of China, Việt Nam and its folks absolutely assist and firmly consider that China would efficiently maintain the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the Vietnamese President wrote.
Because the ceremony began, the lights dimmed and a 24-second countdown adopted.
The opening day of the 2022 Winter Olympics coincides with the “Starting of Spring”, which is the primary of the 24 photo voltaic phrases of the yr. It’s used to rely down the final seconds earlier than the ceremony, reflecting the Chinese language folks’s understanding of time.
A pre-show offered by sq. dancers aged from 5 to over 70 years previous has begun on the Fowl’s Nest Stadium.
The “Sq. Dance” is a creation of odd Chinese language folks and has turn into very talked-about. On public squares in massive cities or small cities, folks spontaneously collect collectively to joyfully sing and dance of their off-time.
This choreographed efficiency showcased the fervour of the Chinese language folks in welcoming the Olympic Winter Video games. – XINHUA