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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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What r u guys talking about? NOBODY else is able to watch this!!

Which is esentially what happens now in stadium theatre events, there are very few original ideas these days - especially when it comes to the Olympics. Everyones story is pretty much the same really

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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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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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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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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