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Zhang Gaoli: make solid efforts to reinforce organisation leadership and coordination and exhaust all resources to ensure proper preparation for the Olympic Winter Games

Zhang Gaoli stresses at the 2ndPlenary of the Steering Group of the 24th Olympic Winter Games

Study carefully the teachings of GeneralSecretary Xi Jinping in his speech

Make solid efforts to reinforce organisationleadership and coordination and exhaust all resources to ensure smooth preparationsfor the Olympic Winter Games

The 2ndPlenary of the Steering Group of the 24th Olympic Winter Games was convenedin Beijing on March 23. Zhang Gaoli, Standing Member of the CPC Political Bureau,Vice Premier of the State Council and head of the Steering Group of the 24thOlympic Winter Games, attended the meeting and addressed the attendees. Photoby Liu Weibing from Xinhua News Agency

Special sports dispatch from Beijing,March 23, Xinhua News Agency - The 2nd Plenary of the Steering Group of the24th Olympic Winter Games was convened in Beijing on March 23. The meetingpassed on the teachings of General Secretary Xi Jinping in his speech given onbeing briefed about the preparations progress on March 18 and summed up theprogress of work done by the Steering Group since its first plenary to furtherclarify the general logic and key assignments of the preparations and identifythe work to be done in the next step. Zhang Gaoli, Standing Member of the CPC PoliticalBureau, Vice Premier of the State Council and head of the Steering Group of the24th Olympic Winter Games, attended the meeting and addressed the attendees.

Zhang Gaoli acknowledged the taskscompleted and the progress made so far and stressed that delivering asuccessful edition of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is of greatsignificance to China’s reform and opening-up efforts, modernizationinitiative, building an all-round well-off society, meeting the Chinesepeople’s ever growing material and cultural requirements, and enhancing China’scapacity as a nation and international influence. General Secretary XiJinping’s requirements in his key speech are to be followed to carefullyimplement the innovation, coordination, green, open and sharing developmentphilosophies and stick to eco-friendly, shared, open and non-corrupt Olympicshosting, complete the preparation tasks to high quality standards and deliverto the Party, the Chinese people and the international community a satisfactoryedition of the Olympic Winter Games.

Zhang Gaoli stressed that the master schedulefor the preparations of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has now beenfinalized and specific assignments have been identified. The key is to actearly to ensure proper execution. Venue construction is to be closely monitoredto guarantee progress and high quality standards; facility construction is tobe expedited to guarantee meeting the event needs; funding shall be allocatedcentrally to generate cost effectiveness and prevent extravagance and wastage;ice and snow sports are to be promoted to increase its penetration among thepublic and mitigate the weak link of winter sports in China; further effortsare to be made to reinforce international communication and collaboration toenhance the international influence of the Games; the Chinese civilisation isto be disseminated in line with the main tune of the Games preparations;preparations for the Games shall be treated as an important lever in promotingcoordinated development of the Beijing- Tianjin-Hebei region.

Zhang Gaoli required efforts to be madeto reinforce organization leadership and coordination and make solid efforts onthree fronts to ensure efficient completion of all assignments on schedule andto high quality standards. Member organizations of the Steering Group was urgedto work alongside departments of the Central Government to roll out relatedefforts; and Beijing 2022 was urged to take initiative to play the role of theorganiser, whereas local governments were required to solidly perform theirduties as host cities to form powerful synergy to ensure proper preparations.

Liu Yandong and Guo Jinlong, Members ofthe Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and deputy heads of the SteeringGroup, attended the meeting and addressed the attendees. Members of the SteeringGroup and officials of the Central Government agencies concerned attended themeeting.


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