China opens the Beijing Olympics with the song ‘you and me’August 8th, 2008 - 9:36 pm ICT by David M N James
As the performers did their gigs with a very lovely “you and me” tune, thousands of fireworks glittered the skies over the Great Wall. Chinese president Hu Jintao opened the 29th Olympic Games at an opening ceremony with an ancient Confucius theme: “friends have come from afar, how happy we are”. Gallantly, China has thrown the world into communion and emotion as the 2008 Beijing Olympics opened today. The Chinese opened the ceremony with song ‘You and Me’ in style and fever torrenting the world into a charismatic seizure of unity and somber but happy mood. China has been on the spot, and yesterday president Bush of USA was seen shaking hands warmly with the Chinese leader, though he had earlier said that Asia had cases of human rights.
About 2000 performers sang “Friends have come from afar, how happy we are,” They quoted Confucius and banging traditional “fou” drums, in the welcoming scene at the Bird’s Nest stadium. China is hosting the Olympics for the first time in history and it gave the visitors an alluringly stunning display of pageantry and pyrotechnics to open the Summer Games which have been highly hyped and full of problems. China nearly caved in to a boycott by major countries though it has made it finally.
Some other singer sang the popular ‘you and me’ song sending over 91,000 attendants to humor and humming. The key event which was 3 1/2-hour long ceremony began amid tight security at 8 p.m.