2008-07-08 03:11:54 GMT 2008-07-08 11:11:54 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English
BEIJING, July 7 (Xinhua) -- The People's Daily, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party of China (CPC), will publish an editorial on Tuesday to hail the one-month countdown to the Beijing Olympics.
The editorial, headlined "Beijing embraces the world," says China can still host a "high-level Olympic Games with characteristics" after the devastating earthquake that jolted southwestern Sichuan Province and neighboring regions on May 12.
It said the massive disaster is a major test for China and the country passed it splendidly.
"The quake won't batter the determination of 1.3 billion people to host a successful Olympics, nor it will batter the expectation of the Chinese nation to realize the century-old dream," it said.
The Beijing Olympics will be a brand new start for the Chinese nation and the 1.3 billion Chinese people are opening their arms to welcome all the friends of the world to come.
The Games will enable China and the rest of the world to enhance mutual understanding, seek common ground and promote cooperation, according to the editorial.
The questions, misunderstandings and rejections that the nation may face on its road to the world will not hamper its sincere intention to communicate with the world.
China's trip to the Olympic family is tightly connected with the process of it's reform and opening up, it's rapid development and modernization, and it's pursuit for higher-level civilization and contribution to the world peace, it said.
"We will give warm applauds to all the players participating the Games as it's more important to participate in the Olympics than to win and we will safeguard fairness and justice during the Games, sharing the honor of the Olympic spirit with the world," the editorial said.
The 100,000 volunteers, 400,000 city volunteers and one million social volunteers will provide good service to guests from all over the world, getting joy and friendship through contribution to the Games, it read.
Beijing has been making a final spurt for a successful Olympics, it said, to satisfy the international community, the players and the people.