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Lighting up the Bird's Nest

The First, March 4, 2008

The First features a large photograph of the red-themed neon lights of the Bird's Nest - the National Stadium in Beijing. Yesterday marked the completion of the new illumination system and the first time it was lit up.

Today's lead headline announces the first session of the 11th National Committee of the CPPCC. Top political advisor Jia Qinglin presented a work report to the Conference. Follow China Daily's feature report if you're interest in the legislative sessions.

The small photo on the left shows Beijing Sewage Group's new imported robots, which can detect jams and leaks inside urban sewer pipes.

The photo on the right shows a group of special firefighters patrolling Tian'anmen Square to ensure the security of the Two Sessions.

Other headlines:

• The State Forestry Administration announced that it could find no valid evidence to prove the existence of South China tiger in the area photographed by Zhou Zhenglong.

• Beijing's new South Train Station will be put into operation on August 1. The station will feature automatic ticketing machines.

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