Party and state leaders such as Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng, Wang Qishan, IOC President Bach, and leaders and VIPs from all over the world attended the opening ceremony. Under the night, the National Stadium is dazzling and beautiful. This building, which is famous for its bird's nest shape, is about to make history and become the first stadium in the world to hold the opening ceremonies of the "Double Olympics" of the Winter Olympics and the Summer Olympics.
At about 19:15, VIPs such as heads of state, heads of government, members of the royal family and heads of international organizations from all over the world arrived one after another. At this time, the golden hall was full of festive atmosphere of the Spring Festival and the passion and vitality of the Winter Olympics. Before the official opening ceremony, the atmosphere of the National Stadium was warm. Accompanied by cheerful music, people from Beijing and Hebei came to the venue and greeted guests and friends from all over the world with simple and hot square dance performances. The huge "Fu" character on the venue creates a festive atmosphere for the Chinese New Year.
On the big screen, people from 10 cities in China, including Zhangjiakou in Hebei, Harbin in Heilongjiang, and Nanjing in Jiangsu, showed the world the enthusiasm and passion of China's "300 million people participating in ice and snow sports". UN Secretary-General Guterres also delivered a video message. On and off the field, China and the world sang the ice and snow joyous song of "Together to the Future". At 19:57, the Chinese and English words "Happy Chinese New Year" appeared on the huge screen of tens of thousands of square meters of ice and snow in the center of the stadium.
To the sound of "Peace - A Community of Destiny", Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan and Bach stepped onto the rostrum and waved to the audience. There were long and warm applause and cheers from the audience. .