Guangzhou Asian Games' opening ceremony will surprise the world: Chief director

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Guangzhou (China), Mar 23(ANI): The Guangzhou Asian Games' Chief Director, Chen Weiya, has said that the opening ceremony of the event, starting in November, will surprise the world.

"You cannot imagine what it will be like," The China Daily quoted Chen, as saying.

"It is going to be quite different from opening ceremonies witnessed before. I hope the audience, both at home and abroad, appreciates our innovation," he added.

Chen, who was also the Assistant Director for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, also confirmed that unlike the Olympic ceremonies, which had about 14,000 performers, it will have fewer participants.

"After the Olympic Games ceremony, people's expectations are high. I never try to better my shows. I only try to make each one extraordinary by being different and creative," Chen said.

He further stressed that the event will focus on showcasing the Lingnan culture, a long and special traditional culture covering Guangdong, Hainan provinces and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

"People living in this area are courageous and open-minded. They are the first batch of Chinese to reach out to the world, achieving success both home and abroad with their wisdom," Chen aid. (ANI)

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