BOCOG President Liu Qi called for a joint effort from the public
in the Games preparations and to contribute to staging "a
high-level Olympics with distinguishing features."
Scene of the oath-taking
Liu, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of
China (CPC) Central Committee and Secretary of the Beijing
Municipal CPC Committee, made the remarks at an oath-taking rally
held at the Beijing Conference Center for the approaching one-year
countdown to the Games.
State Councilor and BOCOG First Vice-President Chen Zhili
delivered a speech at the meeting, and Beijing Mayor and BOCOG
Executive President Wang Qishan chaired the meeting.
Liu urged all of society to work together for a successful
Olympics, with the 2008 Olympic Games just 380 days away.
Liu said that the spirit of creativity and teamwork shall come
into play, and services will improve for the trade sector.
"We shall create a beautiful, clean urban environment, keep
making improvements to accomplish the Olympic preparatory work,
build a completely safe and stable social environment," and strive
for the Good Luck Beijing Sports Events, he stressed.
Addressing the meeting, Chen Zhili pointed out that all relevant
departments and universities shall have increased responsibility
and take part in the preparatory work.
Present at the meeting were Li Xueyong, Vice Minister of Science
and Technology; Sun Jiazheng, Minister of Culture; and Liu
Peng, Minister of the General Administration of Sports and BOCOG
Over 1,600 representatives from the central and municipal
governments, BOCOG and other sectors attended the meeting.
(BOCOG July 26, 2007)