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Monday, October 29, 2007

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Jordanian King Abdullah II has said that the 2008 Beijing Olympics are going to be a window into China, its culture and the progress China experienced in many areas.

In an exclusive interview with Xinhua prior to his state visit to China from October 29 to November 1, the king said he always looks forward to every Olympic Games as a showcase of athletic excellence, noting that the Olympic Games in Beijing would display more.

"I believe millions of people everyday read about China's extraordinary growth and progress," he said, adding that "there is a lot of additional excitement around the world just because China is hosting the games."

Abdullah said "for many people, the Olympics are going to be a window into China, its culture and its contemporary achievements in many areas."

The king expressed his belief of the success of the Beijing Olympics, saying that "I have no doubt that China will make the upcoming games one of the most memorable in history."

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