The Auto China 2012 or more commonly known as the Beijing Auto Show, which is held form April 27 to May 2 in Beijing International Exhibition Center, is arguably the most important motor show in Asia.
The number of vehicles unveiled in China this year is so high that the Auto Show is almost on par with more traditional platforms like the Paris, Geneva and New York. Many international famous brands and Chinese independent brand tout their latest models at Beijing Auto Show, including Toyota, BMW, Bens, Audi, Nissan, Volvo, Chery, BYD, Geely, etc.
Outside Beijing International Exhibition Center
There were hundreds of people in the hall that day.
The latest BMW concept vehicle i8 Spider is on display during the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing. A Mazda Shinari Design concept car is displayed at the Beijing Auto Show.
Geely is one of the most famous Chinese independent brands. Moka is newly produced by Geely.
E-BUGSTER from Volkswagen
Besides cars, people can also see beautiful models standing next to cars.
I Joined in the Beijing Nike Lunar Run 10KM in Olympic Forest Park last Saturday, Nov 11th, 2011, although running is not my strong points. Hosted by Nike, this 10-kilometer run aims to promote the concept of running in the evenings. Due to the weather, it was held in Beijing in the day time.
It was extremely cold that morning when I arrived in the park and the temperature falls to zero or thereabout.
With three stops in China – the other two being Shanghai and Guangzhou. Everyone who finished the 10-kilometer running within 2 hours will get a medal, and the first three will get other praise.
There are about 4,500 people joined in the Beijing running that day.
We did warm up exercises around 9:40 a.m. Several famous guys in entertainment world also came. The atmosphere was so excited that we didn’t feel cold any more.
Two performers were singing and playing guitar on the stage.
doing warm up exercises
The race began at 10 o’clock in the morning. More than 4,000 runners rushed out in the running track at the same time. Long- distance race is won by runner with the greatest endurance. Come on! Running!!
Look! All the runners flooded into the track.
We ran very fast for the first 3 kilometers, but it was very hard to keep the same speed on the half way. Sometimes we even walked instead of running. We also met the smallest “runner” on the halfway. He is only two years old.
What a little cute Nike runner he is!
At around 11:30, we finally finished the 10 kilometers running and got the medal. Although I didn’t get any place in the competition, I still won.
Look at the medal. Does it look like a golden metal? Well, it may be made of iron!
Nike Lunar Run 10KM aims to make us interested in sports and running. In order to maintain physical well being, we should get sufficient exercise every day. Let’s keep running after the competition!