Song conveys Beijing’s best wishes for London Olympics

Updated: 2012-07-19 18:12

By Chen Nan (

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Best Wishes From Beijing, a song written by the renowned musician Wang Pingjiu and the young composer Chang Shilei, has been released in Beijing to convey the city’s best wishes to the organizers of the London 2012 Olympics Games.

More than 100 singers and movie stars from Hong Kong, Taiwan and the mainland, including the superstars Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li, lent their voices to a recording of the song and took part in a related music video.

The video shows images of more than 50 well-known places in Beijing, such as the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and hutong — or old alleyways — to give evidence of how greatly the city has changed since the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Meanwhile, a singing and dance gala, Best Wishes From Beijing, will be broadcast on CCTV on July 27, the day of the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.