A total of 11,000 people have performed at the opening ceremony of the National Games in Xi’an city in Shaanxi province.
President Xi Jinping, who is originally from Fuping of Shaanxi, attended the ceremony at Olympics Sports Center and announced the opening of the games.
The ceremony combined operas, songs, dances and paintings, bringing out the origin of Chinese race and the government’s leadership.
Most performers are university students.
Twenty three people from the Hong Kong delegation attended the ceremony tonight.
Rock climber Au Chi-fung was the flag bearer, and was the 31st to enter among 37 delegations.
Although the Games’ opening ceremony took place tonight, the Hong Kong team has already won one gold and two bronze in events this week.