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Over 4 billion people watch Beijing Olympics opening ceremony
Updated: 2008-08-17 01:20
|Fireworks explode over the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 8, 2008. [Agencies] More photos
BEIJING -- More than 4 billion people around the world watched the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony on August 8, an official with the China Network Communications (CNC) Group revealed here Saturday.
According to statistics from the Beijing Olympic Broadcasting company, more than 4 billion people around the world watched the opening ceremony on August 8, said Zhao Jidong, vice president of the CNC, the fixed-line communication partner of the Beijing Olympics.
Zhao revealed this at a press conference while talking about CNC's contributions to broadcast of the opening ceremony and the games.