(East-West Question) Short Commentary: How did the Beijing Winter Olympics make the world know China again?

  China News Agency, Beijing, February 21, Question: How can the Beijing Winter Olympics let the world know China again?

  China News Agency reporter An Yingzhao

  The Beijing Winter Olympics ended on the 20th, and China once again shocked the world.

From the beginning of spring to the rain, in just two solar terms, China has presented a wonderful ice and snow event to the world. Many foreign athletes are full of praise for the service of the host, and many media have expressed great success in this century's epidemic. The Olympic Games are deeply sighed.

  From the 2008 Summer Olympics to the 2022 Winter Olympics, Beijing has become the world's first "Double Olympic City", and China is increasingly approaching the center of the world stage.

In the past 14 years, China's development has not been what it used to be, and the relationship between China and the world has also undergone profound changes.

Against the backdrop of unprecedented changes in a century, the Beijing Winter Olympics has become a window for the world to know China again.

On the evening of February 4, the opening ceremony of the 24th Winter Olympic Games was held at the Beijing National Stadium.

Pictured is the torch.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

The Beijing Winter Olympics witnessed the speed of China.

  In the past 14 years, China has surpassed Germany and Japan to become the world's second largest economy, with per capita GDP from less than 4,000 US dollars to over 10,000 US dollars for the third consecutive year, and the global share of total GDP has climbed from 7.2% to 18%... China Today , many fields have achieved from catching up to running at the same time or even leading, and the praise of the delegations for the "black technology" in the Winter Olympic Village is a concentrated expression.

  In August 2008, China's first high-speed rail, the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway, was officially put into operation.

At that time, this short 120 kilometers was almost the entire mileage of China's high-speed rail.

In the past 14 years, the operating mileage of China's high-speed rail has exceeded 40,000 kilometers. Traveling by high-speed rail has become a part of Chinese people's daily life. The Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed rail carrying Olympic athletes has gathered a number of cutting-edge high-tech technologies.

In order to welcome the Beijing Summer Olympics, Beijing Capital International Airport completed the expansion project of Terminal 3 at the end of 2007 and built the largest single terminal building in the world at that time; before the Winter Olympics, this record has been transferred to Daxing International Airport, a The cities and the two major airports not only ensure the safety and efficiency of the Winter Olympics, but also let the world see the "Chinese speed" and "Chinese quality" of infrastructure construction.

On February 20, the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics officially kicked off at the National Stadium "Bird's Nest".

Photo by China News Agency reporter Cui Nan

The Beijing Winter Olympics reflect the temperature of China.

  As the epitome and initial impression of the Olympic Games, the opening ceremony is often the best display of the spirit of the host country.

In 2008, the shocking scene of a thousand people beating a fou let the world see the grandeur of the traditional Chinese ritual and music culture. The meticulous arrangement of more than four hours was like a fine brush painting, conveying to the world the message of "It is great to have friends from afar". Sincerely invite.

In 2022, about 3,000 people will participate in the entire opening ceremony, and the duration will be shortened. However, through the beautiful countdown of the twenty-four solar terms and the "water of the Yellow River" empowered by high technology, the world will see the romance of the Chinese people and the spirit of Chinese civilization. Broad and profound.

As Reuters reported in its report, despite the shorter duration and smaller performance, the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics showcased a more prosperous, strong and confident China.

  On and off the field, the enthusiasm and professionalism of Chinese volunteers made the members of the delegation feel at home, and the rationality and tolerance of the Chinese audience made the athletes feel the true meaning of "friendship first, competition second".

From Maltese athlete Janice Spiteri's "too delicious to cry" Chinese bean bag, to American athlete Tessa Maud's reluctance to leave China, to Japanese figure skating star Yuzuru Hanyu's failure to challenge the most difficult moves However, it was full of applause. This event on ice and snow made the world feel the warmth and hope of spring in advance.

On February 20, the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics officially kicked off at the National Stadium "Bird's Nest".

The picture shows the fireworks show at the end of the closing ceremony: One Family in the World.

The Beijing Winter Olympics showed China's bearing.

  When bidding for the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing's slogan was "Give China a chance, and give the world a miracle"; at this Winter Olympics, China no longer needs to prove to the world "who I am", but will try its best to help every country as much as possible. Athletes from different regions and regions have created a stage for all-round self-expression.

According to media statistics, the search popularity of the Beijing Winter Olympics far exceeds that of the previous two games, 1372% and 558% higher than the Sochi Winter Olympics and the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics respectively, and even higher than the previous summers after the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Olympic Games.

At a time when the new crown epidemic is still in progress and the economy is recovering slowly, a wonderful Winter Olympics is not only a gift from China to the world, but also a condensed human yearning for a better future.

  In 2014, China is no longer that China, she is more confident, open and calm.

In 2014, China is still the same China. The Chinese civilization's respect for propriety and righteousness, uprightness and peace, tolerance and generosity have remained unchanged for thousands of years and have lasted forever.

Although the Beijing Winter Olympics have come to an end, the window for the world to re-understand and understand China will continue to open.

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