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About the 27th Southeast Asian Games technology aid program in Myanmar

The 27th Southeast Asian Games is being held in Nay Pyi Taw, capital of Myanmar, from December 11 to 22, 2013.

At the invitation of the Myanmar government, the Chinese government agreed to provide all-round technological support for the event’s opening and closing as well as relevant performances. Approved by the Chinese ministries of commerce and culture, China Arts and Entertainment Group took charge of the implementation of the project, specifically regarding the event’s opening and closing ceremonies.

The company set up a technological team consisting of experts with rich experience in organizing large-scale international shows. The team included 14 specialized technical groups, who had previously been involved in grand events including the Beijing Olympics and the Guangzhou Asian Games and had expertise in operation and coordination, directing, music, wire, choreography, props, mechanical equipment, fireworks, projection, audio electronics, LED display devices, video production, and communication command systems.

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Under the careful guidance and strong support from the ministries of commerce and culture, the Chinese team succeeded in fulfilling its missions after working hard for more than a year and coping with numerous difficulties, such as staying in a foreign country for a long time and working with so many large machines and under high temperatures. The team also took Myanmar’s actual conditions into full consideration and fully respected the views of the Myanmar side, carried forward the hard-working spirit, and enhanced friendly ties through mutual assistance.

The feat marked a brilliant new chapter in the long-time traditional friendship between the two countries. It was an implementation of the principles of amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness in neighborhood diplomacy in Southeast Asia, as well as a pioneering initiative in the field of foreign aid.

At the invitation of the Myanmar government, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong headed a delegation to Myanmar to attend the opening ceremony. Delegation members included Liu Peng, minister of the General Administration of Sport of China, Jiang Xiaojuan, vice secretary-general of the State Council, Liu Zhenmin, vice minister of foreign affairs, and Ding Wei, vice minister of culture.

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