2008 중국 베이징 올림픽 성화 봉송 행사가 베트남의 수도 호치민 시에서 시작됐습니다.

오늘 성화 봉송행사는 반중국 항의 시위에 대비한 삼엄한 경계 속에서, 수백명의 중국 지지자들이 중국 오성기를 흔들며 환호하는 가운데 시작됐습니다.

오늘 행사에서 성화 봉송을 저지하려는 시위는 아직 없는 것으로 알려졌습니다.

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The Olympic flame relay has begun in Vietnam, where authorities have tightened security to guard against any possible anti-China protests.

Hundreds of supporters, many waving Chinese flags, cheered as the relay began today (Tuesday) in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. There were no immediate reports of protests in Vietnam, the last leg of the torch's international relay.

The torch has faced persistent protests as it has trekked across the globe, but is unlikely to face any major disruptions as it is paraded through Vietnam's largest city, formerly known as Saigon.

Vietnam's government has promised its ally China a peaceful torch relay, like the one Monday in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. Tens of thousands of people in Pyongyang cheered and waved along the 20-kilometer route, as 80 athletes carried the torch.