More than 20,000 people gathered on Sunday at the former Hong
Kong Kai Tak Airport for a record-breaking exercise in Tai Chi, an
ancient Chinese martial art.
Following an inauguration ceremony hosted by Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region Chief Executive Donald Tsang, 20,236 Tai Chi
performers braved the sun for a 20-minute demonstration of Tai
Chi's slow meditative movements. They hold a new local record with
the number of participants nearly doubling the previous record set
Attendees spanned all age groups and were from all walks of
life, including Tai Chi masters from the Chinese mainland.
The mega show, jointly backed by the Hong Kong Leisure and
Cultural Services Department and several martial arts associations,
was held to bridge Tai Chi fans from Hong Kong and the
It was also a major cultural event to celebrate the tenth
anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland.
(CRI October 1, 2007)