Massive Pearl River Parade planned before Asian Games
2010-April-16 Source: english.gz.gov.cn
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The venue of the opening ceremony of the Asian Games will be opened to the public on November 13, the second day after the ceremony, announced Ning Xiaozhou, deputy manager of ceremonies and cultural events of the Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee, on April 14 during a panel discussion of the 14th session of the Guangzhou People's Political Consultative Conference. The opening of the opening ceremony venue will allow people who didn't have a chance to attend the opening ceremony to get a feel of the grandeur of the ceremony.

Mr. Ning said that the opening ceremony of the Asian Games will feature spectacular lighting effects. The newly purchased lighting systems will transform the area in the Zhujiang New Town near Haixinsha into Guangzhou's "Manhattan". The new TV tower is also set to become a remarkable sight of light and shadow. The eastern part of Haixinsha Island will serve as the residential quarters of the athletes, while the western part will be the site for cultural shows. The site will be shaped like a ship setting sail for the sea and turned into a fantastic sight of light. Before the opening ceremony of the Asian Games, a massive parade will be staged on the Pearl River.

Mr. Ning also revealed that the theme song of the Asian Games will be announced on the 100th day before the games.

(Translated by Guangzhou Association of Foreign Affairs Translators)

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