China 2008 – The Olympic Games in Beijing

China 2008 – The Olympic Games in Beijing

The Summer Olympics will be held in Beijing, China, from August 8 to 24, 2008.

The Chinese Olympics is a great sporting event. However, apart from the huge muscles and intelligence required to succeed at the Chinese Olympics, there are other achievements that will precede this gigantic event.

Major architectural sites will be the Beijing National Stadium, Beijing National Indoor Stadium, Beijing National Aquatic Center, Olympic Green Convention Center, Olympic Green and Beijing Wukesong Culture and Sports Center. The $2.1 billion in corporate bids and tenders is expected to fund nearly 85 percent of the construction budget for the six major sites. Investment is expected from corporations seeking ownership rights after the 2008 Summer Olympics. Some sites will be owned and managed by the State General Administration of Sports, which will use them after the Olympics as facilities for all future national sports teams and events.

The centerpiece of the 2008 Summer Olympics is the Beijing National Stadium, construction of which began on December 24, 2003.

The Internet is also booming. From 123 million users in June 2006, the number reached 132 by December 2006, with the rate of growth expected to be higher in the near future. Broadband users in China are also growing. The last count was 52 million users and growing. It is said that the official number of Internet users is underestimated, and that China’s Internet users have surpassed the United States, reaching 200 million Internet users.

The Chinese government encourages the use of the Internet for education, online commerce, advertising, and game promotion. According to the China Internet Center, 67.9 of the time devoted to surfing the Internet by Chinese users is spent consuming news. The Chinese, like people all over the world, realize that the Internet is not only useful, but also a necessity for everyday life.

Yahoo competes with US rivals Google, Search BigDaddy and local portals such as Sina and for market share in China. Barron’s said in May, citing Morgan Stanley analyst Mary Meeker. China could become the world’s largest Internet market within five years. Apparently China is now #1

Yahoo is the No. 1 search engine for Chinese keywords, with a 40 percent market share in terms of revenue, according to Analysys Consulting.

In a statement on its mainland website, the company said it had increased the storage capacity of its free mail service from 100MB to 1GB, matching the storage of rival Google’s upcoming Gmail offering.

While Gmail’s trials are limited to a select group, Yahoo’s upgrade will be extended to all existing and new users of the mail service in China. However, subscribers must first log into Yahoo’s instant messaging service and add other users to their contact lists to qualify for 1GB of storage.

Web logs in China received 101 million hits in 2006, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the 2007 China Internet Survey Report.

“Weblogs have gradually become a new trend in information communication on the Internet, many public figures as well as ordinary people use weblogs… to express their thoughts,” the report quoted Huang Chengqing of the China Internet Association as saying.

The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics gave China its first gold medal. In fact, China was 4th and won 15 gold medals, 8 silver and 9 bronze. Since then, China has consolidated itself as a world sporting power. The Beijing Summer Games are a showcase for China’s growth and development in all areas of human endeavor, including sports, business and technology.

After a long selection process, the Olympic Committee concluded that the Beijing Games will leave a unique legacy for China and sports, and concluded that China is ready to host an excellent Games. At the time, Juan Antonio Samaranch, president of the International Olympic Committee, announced that Beijing was ahead of its competitors to host the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Western companies have high hopes for the Beijing Olympics. Big changes are taking place and the city needs to improve its infrastructure, build modern communication facilities and modern sports facilities, modernize its tourist accommodation and invest in alternative energy sources. Economists suggest that the Olympics accelerate the development of the city and create additional growth.

1.3 billion Chinese are proud to show their country to the world at the 29th Summer Olympics to be held in Beijing. Media facilities are very important and the media committee works to provide state-of-the-art facilities for newsmen, photographers, technicians and radio and television crews. It will also be a great media event.

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