Tracking the torch
From May until the Games open in August, the Olympic torch is travelling from hand to hand through China. As it reaches each new province, this page will feature an in-depth profile, with relevant interviews, on the day it arrives in the province.
What is the torch route?
May 4-6 Hainan
May 7-10 Guangdong
May 11-13 Fujian
May 14-16 Jiangxi
May 17-18, 22 Zhejiang
May 23-24 Shanghai
May 25-31 Jiangsu, Anhui, Hubei
Further dates of the torch relay have yet to be rearranged following the Sichuan earthquake, but the route is expected to be in this order:
June Hunan, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Tibet, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Gansu
July Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Shandong, Henan, Hebei
August 4-5 Sichuan
August 6-8 Beijing