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UPDATED: September 13, 2010
Guangzhou Is Ready for Asian Games


Local residents in Guangzhou are putting the finishing touches to what China hopes will be a spectacular Asian Games. Many volunteers are helping get things cleaned up and organizers have implemented drastic measures to make sure cars keep moving on the roads.

For would be mathematicians, Guanzhou's odd-even number plate restrictions will be easy to understand. For those less gifted with numbers, some might be confused.

Authorities in the city have restricted the movement of cars over four days a week to vehicles number plates. registrations ending in an odd number will be allowed on the road on a odd days of the month. If a license plate finishes with a even number, it can drive on calendar days that are even numbers.

Restrictions come into force from 8 am to 8 pm and there are also two reserved roads for dignitaries, organizers and athletes.

The restrictions have only been in force for one day and it has had mixed reviews.

Mr. Yang, car owner, said, "The restriction covers the whole city. As local residents in Guangzhou, it is a good thing and should be supported."

Another car owner Mr. Liu said, "If the restrictions continue in future, it will not be convenient for people who have cars. Especially when you have just one, we wont be able to drive."

Away from the roads, Stadiums are being given their last spit and polish clean. However, many of the cleaners are not professionals, just volunteers wanting to lend a hand and do their bit for the city they live in.

Guangzhou volunteer Li Minyan, said, "I feel very good. We work on behalf of the volunteer family. And we can grow in order to get more families involved."

While the stadiums become spotless, China's national shooting team are hitting the mark in qualification rounds for the event. Female Rifler Sun Qi from Gansu province had the best cross hair eyes and will compete at the games.

Sun Qi, China shooing squad, said, "I am very excited for sure. It is the first time I will compete at an Asian Games. Apart from excitement, I also feel tired. It's been nearly ten days, three competitions, and it's exhausting."

(CNTV.cn September 13, 2010)


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