Beijing begins Olympic countdown

One year from today will be the very lucky August 8th, 2008 (8/8/08) and the beginning of the much anticipated 2008 Beijing Olympics, seen as China’s coming out party for the 21st century, quoting here from a Reuters report:

“More than a million Beijingers gathered in city parks on Wednesday morning for the first of more than 60 events around China to mark the start of the one-year countdown to the 2008 Olympic Games….Holding the Olympic Games has been the common aspiration of all our country’s peoples, something the Chinese have been waiting for for 100 years,”…the People’s Daily, quoted top government officials as saying. “In a year’s time …. the century-long dream of the Chinese people will come true.”

The Wall Street Journal has a great article the other day on “A Year Out, Beijing Games Test China’s Rising Power” as well as “Gaming the Games” about how to plan on going to the Olympics.

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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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