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Guangzhou opens Asian Games main media center

2010-11-01 14:55:34 GMT2010-11-01 22:55:34 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The photo taken on Oct. 29, 2010 shows the media center for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province. The media center including MPC (Main Press Center) and IBC (International Broadcasting Center) is open on Nov. 1, 2010. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

The photo taken on Nov.1, 2010 shows the exterior view of the media center for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province. The media center including MPC (Main Press Center) and IBC (International Broadcasting Center) is open on Nov. 1, 2010. (Xinhua/Chen Yehua)

The photo taken on Nov.1, 2010 shows the interior view of the media center for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province. The media center including MPC (Main Press Center) and IBC (International Broadcasting Center) is open on Nov. 1, 2010. (Xinhua/Chen Yehua)

A journalist works at the press room at the media center for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province. The media center including MPC (Main Press Center) and IBC (International Broadcasting Center) is open on Nov. 1, 2010. (Xinhua/Chen Yehua)

GUANGZHOU, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou Monday opened the Main Media Center (MMC) for the 2010 Asian Games to the world media.

The MMC covers 40,000 square meters and houses the Main Press Center and the International Broadcast Center.

The Main Press Center provides working spaces for 580 journalists and 130 photographers. It also offers telephone, Internet connections and printing services.

The Main Press Center also has three press conference halls and provides multi-language services, including English, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Arabic.

According to the Asian Games Organizing Committee, there are more than 10,000 registered journalists, photographers and cameramen covering the Games.

The Asian Games runs from Nov. 12 to 27.

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