Chinese newspaper commentary: Beijing Olympics belongs to people of China, Asia and the world
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The Olympics is the common wealth of humanity.
China makes "One world, one dream" the theme slogan of the Olympics.
The Beijing Olympics will fully display the unity and friendship of the people in the world.

Photo taken on April 17, 2008 shows the night view of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, capital of China.

Photo taken on April 17, 2008 shows the night view of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua Photo)
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   BEIJING, May 10 (Xinhua) -- The upcoming Beijing Olympics belongs not only to the Chinese people, but also to people of Asia and the world, said a commentary on People's Daily, quoting President Hu Jintao's remarks during his Japan visit.

    The People's Daily, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, is to publish the commentary on Sunday.

    The moment when the International Olympic Committee announced Beijing would be the host city for the 29th Olympics, the world was expecting a successful Olympics hosted by China, the commentary says.

    The moment when the fire from Olympia in Greece is lit in Beijing, China becomes the new station in human's relay of common ideals.

    People may see the Beijing Olympics as a glory for a country with 5,000 years of civilization, the aspiration of Asian people to host another Olympic Games, and more than that clear proof of the appeal and cohesion of the big Olympics family, it says.

    The Olympics is the common wealth of humanity, and no event in the world could compare with the Games in making participants shelve their differences and bringing people together on the same race track for a common goal, the commentary says.

    To humankind, the Olympics advocates the spirit of "faster, higher, stronger" and pursues the universal dream of "peace, friendship and progress", which explains why the IOC has more members than the United Nations and why the Games can light the passion of the world's people, says the commentary.

    It is the hosting country's responsibility to build up a platform for the world to carry out dialogue and communicate, says the commentary.

Photo taken on April 17, 2008 shows the night view of the National Aquatics Center, also known as the "Water Cube", in Beijing, capital of China.

Photo taken on April 17, 2008 shows the night view of the National Aquatics Center, also known as the "Water Cube", in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua Photo)
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    China makes "One world, one dream" the theme slogan of the Olympics as it deeply appreciates the Olympics spirit, identifies with the common value of humanity, and hopes to integrate itself into the world as it deepens its opening up and reform.

    What China has done for the Beijing Olympics in the past seven years is to honor its solemn commitment to host "a green Olympics, a high-tech Olympics and a people's Olympics" for the international community, says the commentary.

    To host a high-level Olympics with distinguishing features is a commitment China has made, and it is also in line with the expectations of the people across the globe, says the commentary.

    From the increasing number of foreign experts joining the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the 29th Olympiad to the active participation of foreign volunteers in the Games, from the barefoot Tanzanian children running after the torch relay to foreign journalists actively signing up for the report of the events, all these make people see once again the power of the Olympics ideals to bring people together and that the Olympic spirit can transcend everything. They fully prove that the Beijing Olympics not only belongs to the Chinese people, but also people all over the world.

    The upcoming Beijing Olympics will fully display the unity and friendship of the people in the world, the extraordinary spirit and character of humanity, the commentary says.

    It will also witness more glories for the Olympic events, and unfold a new chapter for the peaceful development of humanity, it concludes.

China seeks to glorify Olympic spirit through the Games

Chinese President Hu Jintao delivers a speech at Waseda University in Tokyo, capital of Japan, on May 8, 2008.

Chinese President Hu Jintao delivers a speech at Waseda University in Tokyo, capital of Japan, on May 8, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)
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    TOKYO, May 8 (Xinhua) -- The people of China seek to glorify the Olympic spirit of peace, solidarity and friendship through the Beijing Games, visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao said here Thursday.

    Hosting a successful Olympics is the sincere wish of all Chinese, Hu said in his speech at Tokyo's Waseda University. Full story

Chinese mountaineers carry Olympic flame to top of Mt. Qomolangma

Graphics shows the route of the 2008 Beijing Olympic torch relay onto Mt. Qomolangma in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on May 8, 2008.

Graphics shows the route of the 2008 Beijing Olympic torch relay onto Mt. Qomolangma in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on May 8, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)
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    MT. QOMOLANGMA BASE CAMP, Tibet, May 8 (Xinhua) -- The Olympic flame for the Beijing Games was carried to the top of Mount Qomolangma by Chinese climbers at 9:18 a.m. Beijing Time on Thursday.

    Having promised to take the Olympic flame to the world's highest peak in Beijing's bidding campaign, the Beijing organizers selected a team of 36 torch climbers, 19 of which were picked for the final assault starting from the 8,300-meter-high camp at 3 a.m. Beijing Time. Full story


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