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2010 Asian Games opening ceremony live chat

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With the clock ticking towards the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games, here is where I will tell you of the goings-on at Haixinsha Island.

I'm watching from the TVUPlayer feed of CCTV-1, the main Chinese national TV network.

TVU Player can be downloaded here.

Oh, and while this is going on, you can express your thoughts about this - what eill be a magnificent opening for the 16th Asiad!

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The website says 8 hours to go, but I'm assuming the ceremony should be about to start, confused!!!

Looking thru eurosport this morning couldn't see any coverage of the Asian games at all this time

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I am watching it live on national TV. The opening fireworks could easily rival Beijing 2008!

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The Premier of the People's Republic of China Wen Jiabao, the President of the Olympic Council of Asia, Mr. Sheikh Hamad Al-Sabah, and other distinguished guests have arrived to attend the opening ceremony of the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games.

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They are about to host the PRC flag. The countdown was done via fireworks climbing up the Guangzhou TV Tower followed by a flood of fireworks all over!

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Anyone knows where i can watch it online?

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The anthem is over. Now for the first item.

Show part one is called "Dream".

Eight giant screens show animation...which then transforms into a starry screen with a kid floating across on a boat shaped like a leaf.

A water ballet happens as the stage becomes flooded. Huge water fountains rising several stories high.

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The opening ceremony has just started with a countdown and fireworks from the adjacent Guangdong Radio and TV tower.

The Chinese flag then entered the stadium by two children (a boy and a girl) who turned it over the six guards of the People's Liberation Army - Guard of Honor (PLA-GOH) who in turn trooped the flag unfurled (goose-stepping) to the flagpole, where they wrapped up the flag and raised it to the singing of the national anthem.

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Please can somebody help me. CCTV4 decided not to show up the ceremony and i'm desperately looking for a stream

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The scene now focuses on flowers and natural scenery. Dancers in red flowery costumes come together and form what looks like hibiscus.

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That was amazing! Red flowers appeared on stage, joined by those people in illuminated green peasant's hats, before together forming a spring tree.

The stage is projected with water, due to the ceremony's theme.

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An amazing segment featuring a giant model of a Chinese junkship sailing into the stage from behind (there are tall fountains backstage). The ship went through a storm, until a new dawn was greeted by Cantonese drummers and women with shawls. The crew on the ship wore traditional Cantonese dress.

Now a song is being sung, with the famous pianist Lang Lang playing the piano.

PS. Does anyone know the singer?

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First flowery segment was pretty.

Second fishing boat segment was AMAZING.

Third singing part was meh.

Now Jet Ski galore!!

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Hohoho I was on the phone while my eyes were fixated on the TV screen. Truly amazing stuff! They have an elongated pool right in front of the audience, and it was so deep they had a diving and synchronised swimming performance earlier! And now its jetskies all over!

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Jet skiers coming from the Pearl River sailed into a narrow water passage separating the stage from the temporary bleacher made for the opening. They waved to the crowds, performing stunning manouvers.

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Mountain climbing up a virtual wall haha. So very cute!

I just realised the people on the ground where actually the ones hoisting the fellas up and down. This has got to be THE one performance I am going to remember for a long long time!

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