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“New Beijing, New Olympics” on display in Vancouver

Yesterday, the world tour Beijing Olympics photo display was held at Sinclair Center in downtown Vancouver.  The exhibit, consisting of…

By Shanshan Lu , in 2008 Beijing Olympics Blogs , on February 13, 2008

Yesterday, the world tour Beijing Olympics photo display was held at Sinclair Center in downtown Vancouver.  The exhibit, consisting of as many as 80 photos, is expected to attract at least 30, 000 audiences. Interestingly enough, two years followed by the Chinese Olympic Games comes the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

David Emerson, Minister of International Trade who visited Beijing two months ago is a “China expert”. He expressed his deep impression of the photos to the media.

He said even though he personally went to Beijing many times and knows about the country well, yet these pictures still give him a strong impression on Beijing’s traditional buildings and its unique culture.

Exhibit is a good opportunity for Canadians to know more about Olympics, about Beijing, about China, he told reporters.

The exhibit consists of four sections: the traditional landscape of the capital, modern display of the city, culture and arts and citizen expecting Olympics. The exhibit will last until March 2nd.

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