Algerian paper: Closing ceremony of Beijing Olympics is spectacular

  2008-08-25 04:31:24 GMT    2008-08-25 12:31:24 (Beijing Time)    Xinhua

      ALGIERS, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Beijing Olympics reached its apotheosis with Sunday night's closing ceremony, according to an article published on the website of the Algerian official newspaper El Moudjahid Sunday.

      The article said the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics was spectacular. China not only successfully hosted the Games, but also won victory in the match.

      China has also given the whole world an insight into the level of development since its opening-up policy was adopted 30 years ago, the article said.

      "The fireworks were deafening and above all very impressive. During twenty minutes, we had the right to a breathtaking spectacle performed skillfully by young girls and boys," according to the article.

      The article also highly praised the Chinese volunteers for their enormous work, adding that "thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment of everyone, the 29th Olympiad has highlighted the true values of the Olympics: excellence, friendship and respect."

      It also stressed that the Beijing Olympics demonstrated its great achievement by the Chinese people in various fields and the Chinese authorities have made tremendous efforts to give the best conditions for the athletes from around the world.