Beijing Olympic 2008, this world's most important sports event, has caused the global attention to be deflected away from all other current issues.
It was natural for China to bid hard to host olympic games. This global sports spectacular meet of superlative class has profound meaning for the hosting country, with implications reaching far beyond the economic benefits springing from the games meet.
In Asia, Japan in its endeavour to walk out from the dark shadows of WW2 defeat bid successfully to host the olympic games in 1964. Tokyo Olympic 1964 was essentially a springboard for Japan to go global.
In 1988, the olympic games meet in Seoul was symbolic of the economic success and modernisation of Korea.
Similarly, Beijing Olympic 2008 is a vindication of China to the world that it is now a nation of power and success. It means a lot to this upcoming power in its strive to gain stronger foothold and influence internationally.
Stay tuned in to the games!