Chinese in Egypt ready to welcome Beijing Olympics

Chinese in Egypt are busy preparing for celebrations as the Beijing Olympic Games is drawing near.

“The Beijing Olympics is an honor and pride to all Chinese across the world,” said Li Xinxin, president of the Chinese-speaking women’s association in Cairo.

She contacted authorized local broadcaster and subscribed to their services in order to watch the games on television. Chinese in Cairo will gather together to watch the televised opening ceremony on Aug. 8, she said.

“We simply cannot miss the chance to see the games hosted by China. We’ve been waiting for too long,” said Li, who has lived in Egypt for nearly 19 years.

Celebrations will also be organized at the Chinese Culture Center in Cairo on the opening day of the games.