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China 2008: The Year of the Rat and the 2008 Olympics

January 10, 2008 - 0 Comments

monique_morrow.jpgGreetings from Beijing on January 10 2008!On February 7 2008, the Chinese Lunar year will commence as the Year of the Rat or”Wu Zhi”, and 25% of the world’s population will celebrate the Chinese lunar year, of Wu Zhi. Moreover, the number 8 signifies luck and it is no surprise that the Olympics in Beijing will commence on August 8 2008 or 8/8/2008. Beijing 2008 Olympics, will be one of the greatest and the most influential sports events worldwide. By 2008, thousands of athletes from more than 200 countries will participate and billions of audiences will watch the games, creating a huge amount of information management, interaction and broadcasting — and Chinese Service Providers will be on the forefront in operating the networks, in addition to demonstrating technology showcases that these games will be hosted on.With new technology and video feeds that will operate over the Internet, China will highlight its 5000-year history, Chinese styles, cultural splendour, contemporary spirits and mass participation shall be part of what spectators can expect to experience.From digital Olympics we will experience digital transformation of Beijing itself that is designed to endure beyond the 2008 games, such as:: Guaranteeing the successful construction of all facilities for Olympic Games in Beijing (Stadiums, transportation system): Enhancing the management system of Beijing municipal government through Olympic events (emergency, public security, etc): Elevating the maturity of information service for Beijing : Promoting several technology industries for and beyond 2008 Beijing Olympic (digital TV, advanced call center, integrated PDA, wired automobile, rich service content)oneworld.pngThese are exciting times for China, Chinese Service Providers, and the world—“let the games begin!”

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