Gala displays China's passion for Games

2008-07-29 16:15:10 GMT       2008-07-30 00:15:10 (Beijing Time)       Xinhua English

Li Changchun (C), member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau, attends a evening party for the up-coming 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, capital of China, on July 29, 2008. (Xinhua Photo/Li Tao)

Chinese film star Jackie Chan sings at an evening party which is held for the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, capital of China, on July 29, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

Dancers perform at the evening party held for the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, capital of China, on July 29, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

BEIJING, July 29 (Xinhua) -- A gala show that marked the 10-day countdown to the Beijing Olympic Games was staged here Tuesday evening.

Li Changchun, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee watched the performance with other senior officials.

The show named "A Century's Dream Comes True" was a retrospection of the Chinese nation's aspiration and determination of taking part in and hosting the Olympic Games.

The performance included traditional Chinese songs, dances, acrobatics and Beijing Opera, with interludes of short documentaries that told of Chinese people's passion for the Games.

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