By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, Feb. 4(CED) –Grand opening ceremony has been held in Beijing for the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Chinese President Xi JInping, Russian president Vladimir Putin and UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres together with head of state and government officials as well as sports delegations from 66 countries, regions and institutions attended the opening ceremony.

According to Director Zhang Yimou, the opening ceremony hired a lot of amateur dancers and singers namely the unties and children to dance at the beginning of the ceremony.

They are aged between 5 and 70 years old.

“The aim is to reflect that sport is a people’s sport. Thus we don’t use professional actors or actress. They are just ordinary people.” said Zhang.

By Chinaeuropenet

Xuefei Chen Axelsson is an independent media person. She has been a journalist for 30 years. She studied English, International politics, and sustainable development. She has been to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and America, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and all the nordic countries including Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Britain. She is good at talking with all kinds of people and exchange ideas and serves as a bridge between China and the world.

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