Winter Olympics: Opening Ceremony Kicks Off in Beijing After Months of Tension

BEIJING—After months of uncertainty and tension, China kicked off one particular of the most uncommon Olympic Online games in heritage with an opening-ceremony spectacle punctuated by what appeared to be a defiant jab at the U.S. and its allies that have challenged the country’s human-legal rights record.

Beijing on Friday officially turned the very first city to host the two the Summer and Wintertime Game titles, staging a exhibit of beautiful pageantry in freezing temperatures that was a lot more subdued than the steamy extravaganza in 2008 held in the similar stadium, identified colloquially as the Bird’s Nest.