Burning issue

“It’s bold and innovative to present such a tiny Olympic flame. It reflects China’s promotion of a green world with low emissions”

Chinese director Zhang poses during a photocall to promote the film "The Flowers of War" at the 62nd Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin

Filmmaker Zhang Yimou discusses his decision to incorporate a notably small flame into the Olympic Opening Ceremony in Beijing last Friday. Netizens compared it to the vast cauldron used at the 2008 Summer Olympics which featured “a huge flame burning masses of gas every hour,” according to the China Daily.

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