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Press briefing on 2008 Olympic Games(10/19/07)

 

Liu Jingmin, vice mayor of Beijing and executive vice president of the Organizing Committee for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, speaks during a press conference held at the press center for the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing, capital of China, on Oct. 19, 2007.

Liu Jingmin, vice mayor of Beijing and executive vice president of the Organizing Committee for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, speaks during a press conference held at the press center for the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing, capital of China, on Oct. 19, 2007. (Xinhua Photo)

Liu Jingmin, vice mayor of Beijing and executive vice president of the Organizing Committee for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, speaks during a press conference held at the press center for the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing, capital of China, on Oct. 19, 2007.

Liu Jingmin, vice mayor of Beijing and executive vice president of the Organizing Committee for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, speaks during a press conference held at the press center for the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing, capital of China, on Oct. 19, 2007.  (Xinhua Photo)

    Beijing going all out to achieve "Green Olympics"

    BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The blue bright sky Beijing enjoyed over the past days had been mistaken by some foreign journalists as "a result of government intervention" to polish the city's image while a significant congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was going on.

    Beijing Vice Major Liu Jingmin, a delegate to the five-yearly Party congress, said at a news conference on Friday it actually was the wind coming down from the north that cleaned the air in the host city of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. "Frankly speaking,we didn't take any measures. It's the weather that played the role," he said. Full story

    China draws up decrees for Olympic Games

    BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- China has drawn up some new regulations for the 2008 Olympic Games as supplements for the law, Liu Jingmin, executive vice president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games, said here Friday.

    "The existing legal system meets the requirement of the Games on the whole, so we just draw up some regulations," said Liu on the sidelines of the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Full story

    BOCOG leadership change, if any, won't affect Beijing Olympic preparations

    BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Beijing's preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games won't be affected even if there were any personnel change in the organizing body, an official in charge of the Beijing event said on Friday.

    "First and foremost, I'm still not aware of any potential personnel change within the BOCOG," said Beijing's vice mayor Liu Jingmin, referring to the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games. Full story

     Olympic preparations boost human rights development

    BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- China's preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympics have boosted the country's human rights development and improved the welfare of the people, an official in charge of the Games' organization said on Friday.

    The quality of the lives and environment of the Chinese people, Beijingers in particular, have been improved tremendously during the preparation process, said Liu Jingmin, vice-mayor of Beijing and executive vice-president of the Beijing Olympics organizing committee. Full story

    600,000 jobs created annually

    BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The coming Olympics created 600,000 jobs every year since the preparations started in 2001, a senior official with the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008Olympic Games (BOCOG) said here Friday.

    Liu Jingmin, vice mayor of Beijing and executive vice president of the BOCOG, said at a press briefing that Beijing has benefited from preparations for the coming Games, which is scheduled to open on Aug. 8, 2008. Full story

     Olympic Beijing builds handicapped accessible facilities

    BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Beijing, host city of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, is building more handicapped accessible facilities ahead of the Games, an organizer of the event said on Friday.

    The city is renovating more than 1,000 public facilities a year for easier access of wheelchairs, said Liu Jingmin, vice-mayor of Beijing and executive vice-president of the Beijing Olympics Organizing Committee. Full story

    Beijing revises Olympics budget up to $2 bln

    BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The appreciation of Yuan and the heightened tasks in security management have driven up Beijing's Olympics budget from 1.6 billion U.S. dollars to 2 billion U.S. dollars, Liu Jingmin, executive vice president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games, said here on Friday. Full story

    Senior official: 20,000 Olympic torch bearers to be chosen globally

    BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- A senior official with the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games said here Friday that more than 20,000 torch bearers are to be chosen around the world.

    Liu Jingmin, executive vice chairman of the organizing committee, said at a press conference that preparations for the Olympic torch relay both in China and the rest of the world are going on smoothly. Full story

    Do not politicize Olympic Games, warns BOCOG official

    BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Liu Jingmin, executive vice president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games (BOCOG), said here Friday political issues should not be associated with the Olympic Games.

    "All the political issues that have nothing to do with the Olympics shall not be associated with the Beijing Games. The attempt to boycott the Beijing Games for such excuses is improper and unpopular," said Liu. Full story

    All Olympic venues, except landmark Bird's Nest, to be accomplished this year

    BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Construction of the National Stadium where the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics is to be held will be accomplished next March and all the other venues are to be completed by the end of this year, an organizing committee official said Friday. Full story

   Beijing Olympics organizers finalize programs for opening, closing ceremonies

    BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The programs for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games have been finalized while rehearsals are underway, said Liu Jingmin, executive vice president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games (BOCOG), here on Friday. Full story

    Beijing's Olympic swimming venue financed by overseas Chinese

    BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The newly-built swimming venue for Beijing Olympics was financed by overseas Chinese, a senior official with the organizing committee said Friday.  Full story 

Editor: Nie Peng
 


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