Beyond Beijing in 2008 Special Olympic President Backs Beijing's Bid World Olympians Meet in Beijing
Taipei and Beijing Joint Hosts Under Conditions: BOBICO

Vice President of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Bid Committee (BOBICO) Jiang Xiaoyu said in Hong Kong on May 22 that BOBICO will discuss with the Olympic Committee of Chinese Taipei on the issue of jointly hosting the 2008 Olympic Games as long as three conditions are met.   
He told a press conference Tuesday that the three conditions must be met before Beijing and Taiwan can explore the prospect of jointly hosting the Olympic games.   
The first condition is that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chooses Beijing as the host city of the 2008 Olympic Games. The second condition is that the IOC approves Beijing to put certain Olympic events under the host of other cities. This is because the IOC regulations stipulate that the Olympic Games have to be held in one city of one country. The third condition is that both sides recognize the "One China" principle.   
Jiang said that though it is too early to consider the issue of joint hosting of the Olympic Games by Beijing and Taipei, BOBICO has already hosted a number of activities together with the Olympic Committee of Chinese Taipei, such as an Olympic run attended by people across the Taiwan Straits.   
Jiang was in Hong Kong to attend a large-scale dinner party that all sectors of Hong Kong jointly held to support Beijing's bid to host the Olympic Games.

(BOBICO 05/22/2001)