The 19th Asian Games grandly opened in Hangzhou. Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony and announced the opening of the Asian Games.

Published On:Sep,25 2023    Hits: 180
On September 23, 2023, Chaoyang Qianjiang welcomed the grand meeting and joined hands to create a better future. The 19th Asian Games grandly opened in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony and announced the opening of this Asian Games.

Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang, as well as leaders and distinguished guests from all over Asia attended the opening ceremony.

At night, the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium, located on the bank of the Qiantang River, is illuminated with bright lights. This building, shaped like a big lotus, witnessed the Asian Games flame being lit in China for the third time.

Before the opening ceremony, people from all over Zhejiang presented theatrical performances with local characteristics, adding to the lively atmosphere.

At 19:58, to the music of "Peace - a Community with a Shared Future", Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan, together with Acting President of the Olympic Council of Asia Manmohan Singh, International Olympic Committee President Bach and others walked onto the rostrum and waved to the audience. The audience burst into long and warm applause.

September 23rd coincides with the "autumn equinox" in the 24 solar terms of the Chinese lunar calendar. At 20 oclock, the welcome performance "Shuiyuhuihui" began with the passionate drumming of 19 "water jade congs". With the countdown numbers in the center of the venue, the entire audience shouted in unison. On the ground screen, jade congs, jade birds, divine emblems and other imprints and ancient city ruins emerge one by one, from green to golden, showing the natural trajectory of spring plowing and autumn harvest, fully displaying the light of Liangzhu civilization and the beauty of golden harvest.

The venue showed a magnificent scene of great rivers and mountains. A red silk was spread out. Accompanied by the affectionate melody of "I Love You China", eight honor guards walked into the scene with firm steps, guarding the national flag of the Peoples Republic of China. The audience stood up and sang the national anthem of the Peoples Republic of China. The five-star red flag is rising slowly and fluttering in the wind.

At 20:09, the athletes’ entrance ceremony began. To the brisk music "Our Asia", sports delegations from 45 countries and regions entered the venue one after another and were warmly welcomed by the audience. The passionate melody of "Singing the Motherland" sounded, and the host Chinese delegation entered the venue last. Xi Jinping stood up and waved, and the entire audience was filled with joy, applause and cheers. The Chinese delegation has a total of 1,329 people, including 886 participating athletes. They will compete in 38 major events and 407 minor events in this Asian Games.

In his speech, Wang Hao, Chairman of the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee and Governor of Zhejiang Province, expressed his warmest welcome to athletes from various Asian countries and regions on behalf of the organizing committee and the 65 million people of Zhejiang, and wished them great achievements, dreams, and success. Enhance friendship, gain happiness, and make the wonderful trip to the Asian Games in Hangzhou unforgettable.

Gao Zhidan, Chairman of the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee and Chairman of the Chinese Olympic Committee, said in his speech that under the cordial care and strong leadership of President Xi Jinping and the Chinese government, a wonderful Asian Games is about to begin. Let us carry forward the Olympic spirit, strive to create new records in Asian sports, and work together to draw a new picture of a community with a shared future for Asia.

In his speech, Singh, acting chairman of the Olympic Council of Asia, extended his most sincere respect and praise to the Chinese government, the Chinese Olympic Committee, the Zhejiang Provincial Government, the Hangzhou Municipal Government, the Asian Organizing Committee and the citizens of Hangzhou, as well as all those involved in the preparations. The preparations for the Hangzhou Asian Games are wonderful. I believe that everyone who participates in the Hangzhou Asian Games will gain an unforgettable memory.

At 21:16, the opening ceremony ushered in an exciting moment. President Xi Jinping announced the opening of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou! Suddenly, the whole place was filled with excitement, the "digital fireworks" bloomed brilliantly, and the whole place applauded and cheered for a long time.

Eight representatives of my countrys outstanding athletes and coaches entered the venue holding the Olympic Council of Asia flag. Accompanying the anthem of the Olympic Council of Asia, the Olympic Council of Asia flag slowly rose, flying high together with the five-star red flag.

Athletes Zheng Siwei and Sun Yingsha, and referees Yang Zhongmin and Gao Jiaqi took the oath on behalf of all participating athletes and referees respectively.

As the lights dimmed, a short film titled "Meet in Hangzhou" appeared on the big screen and attracted everyones attention: the emblem of the Hangzhou Asian Games traveled through time and was passed between people of different generations, sending a warm invitation to the world.

The theatrical performance "Tide of Asia" kicked off, and the performance was divided into three parts: upper, middle and lower. In the previous article "The Elegant Rhythm of Chinese Style", a young man with Chinese style paints the ground and dances on the ink, a woman with Song Dynasty stands graceful and graceful, cruise ships come and go, lights are dotted, and the Gongchen Bridge constructed of panoramic three-dimensional images leaps over the Grand Canal. , showing the timeless scene of the prosperity of Qiantang and the charm of Jiangnan. In the novella "Qiantang Tide", actors flying in the air dance with the tide, "tidal wavers" ride on sails and join the tide, and the mascot "Jiangnan Yi" breaks through the water and leaps and jumps, stimulating a vigorous wave of sports. In the next chapter "Walking Hand in Hand", the "Egret Spirit" travels among the stars. With the melodious singing and the beautiful singing of Yue Opera, hundreds of college students hold luminous golden osmanthus and light up the long "Jingui River". Various countries in Asia and The landmark buildings in the region are presented together, forming a picture of Asia where each has its own beauty and the beauty is shared. The wonderful performance deeply moved the audience.

At 21:53, the main torch lighting ceremony began. The Asian Games flame, collected from the ruins of Liangzhu Ancient City, has been traveling throughout Zhejiang since September 8, and finally arrived at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium.

In the stadium, six torchbearers including Ye Shiwen, Fan Zhendong, Xu Mengtao, Shi Zhiyong, Li Lingwei and Wang Shun ran in relay and won warm applause from the audience. At the same time, on the big screen at the scene, the "digital torchbearers" gathered from more than 100 million people participating in the digital torch relay rushed towards the event holding the torch high. The main torch tower of "Qianjiang Tide" slowly opened. Under the spotlight, the last torchbearer Wang Shun and the "digital torchbearers" lit the "Qianjiang Tide" main torch tower, and the Asian Games flame burned brightly.

"We share a home together, and our hearts are in harmony and our love is with each other." "Billions of proud voices converge into one sentence, you and I live together in Asia." The whole audience sang the Hangzhou Asian Games theme song "Same Love, Same Love" In ", the whole stadium turned into a sea of joy.

International dignitaries attending the opening ceremony include: Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, Syrian President Bashar and his wife Asma, Kuwait Crown Prince Mishal, Nepalese Prime Minister Prachanda, East Timor Prime Minister Shanana, South Korean Prime Minister Han Deok-soo, Malaysia Speaker of the House of Commons Johari Tun Openg and his wife Noraini, as well as representatives of the royal family such as Prince Sufri, the representative of the Sultan of Brunei, Prince Jiao An, the emir representative of Qatar, Prince Faisal of Jordan, and Princess Siriwanvali of Thailand.

Wang Yi, Li Ganjie, He Lifeng, Wang Xiaohong and Chen Yiqin attended the opening ceremony.

Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Lee Ka-chao, Chief Executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region Ho Iat Seng, and former Chairman of the Chinese Kuomintang Hong Xiuzhu attended the opening ceremony.

Officials from the Olympic Council of Asia and others attended the opening ceremony.
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