Military World Games opening and closing ceremonies themed on "Wu"

WUHAN -- The opening and closing ceremonies of the 7th Military World Games will fully demonstrate the Chinese philosophy carried in its character of "Wu" or "military" to show the Chinese appreciation to the determination and desire for peace.

"Wu" could be split to two Chinese characters of "stop" and "axe", which convey traditional meaning of "military", that is, "to stop the use of weapons and avoid war is truly military", or "any effort and determination to stop wars should be appreciated".

Yang Xiaoyang, general director of the ceremonies, told a press conference here on Friday that his team will make use of the multi-dimensional stage of new and high technologies to fully reflect the old meaning of "military".

The opening and closing ceremonies will demonstrate Chinese pursuit for harmony, peace and civilization through the poetic presentation of the core ideology of "sharing friendship and building peace together" developed in Chinese history of over 5,000 years.

The 7th Military World Games, are slated for Oct. 18-27, 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei province, with over 10,000 athletes and officials from 105 countries and regions to participate in.