V. Strategic Support
1. Speeding up the Economic Development of Beijing
A solid economic basis is fundamental for hosting a successful Olympic Games. We will take the "Olympic economy" as the leverage to promote the economic development of the city which, in return, will help create a even better economic environment for holding a best-ever Olympic Games.
Developing new and high technology industries - Priorities will be given to the development of 5 industries including electronics and information, bioengineering and new medicine, optical, mechanical and electrical integration, new materials, and environment protection and multi-purpose utilization of resources. New and high technology bases will be built for the development of software, microelectronics, electronics and telecommunications, computer and networking, and new materials. Efforts will be made to develop a series of high technology products with self-owned intellectual property rights and introduce technology and capital from domestic and foreign corporations and multinationals, so as to provide strong technological support for the Olympic Games. In the meantime, new and high technologies will be employed to reform the traditional enterprises and upgrade their production levels. Up to 2008, the added value of the high and new technology industry will make up a 40% of the city's industrial output value.
Developing the tertiary industry - the tertiary industry constitutes the mainstay of the Beijing's economy and will play a direct and important role with regard to the services for the Olympic Games. The development of information and consultant services, agent services, tourism, convention and exhibition industry, science and technology education, culture and sports will be highlighted. Other elements of the service sector, including financing, commodity circulation, real estate services, transportation, post and telecommunications, will also be fostered so as to further improve the city's overall service capacity. Up to 2008, the added value of the tertiary industry will make up of a 65% of the city's GDP.
Optimizing the industry structure - one of the important steps in optimizing the industry structure is to relocate some factories out of the urban area. By 2008, all the factories that cause pollution shall either be moved out of the Fourth Ring Road or shut down. What remains will be the clean, high technology industries, industrial enterprises fit for the urban life and the headquarters, R&D and sales centres of major enterprises and industry groups. Within the Fourth Ring Road, only knowledge-intensive services and other service industries, including financing, commodity circulation, post and telecommunications, culture and sports, will be encouraged.
Developing key functional districts - the construction of the Zhongguancun Science and Technology Zone and Beijing Central Business District will be accelerated. Together with the Olympic Green, they will form three key functional districts in the city of Beijing. In the meantime, other major business and commercial centers, including the Finance Street, Wangfujing Street, Xidan Street, and the Qianmen-Dashilan-Liulichang area will also be developed, in addition to such functional areas as trading ports and commodity circulation bases. This will considerably raise the service capacity of the city and contribute to the success of the Olympic Games.
2. Advancing the Development of New Technologies
To meet the requirements of the Olympic Games, scientific research in technologies, technological integration and new-tech introduction will be promoted so as to increase the application of high and new technological achievements at the Olympic Games.
Giving nationwide support to High-tech Olympics - in accordance with the "High-tech Olympic Action Plan (2008)" to be implemented jointly by 9 ministries and municipalities, a series of key research projects will be initiated in conjunction with the National Science and Technology Development Plan, in order that research achievements nationwide can be applied at the Beijing Olympic Games. Meanwhile, the "Beijing 2-4-8 Major Innovation Project" will turn its focus to "scientific Olympics", giving stronger support to the High-tech Olympic construction.
Increasing technological applications in Olympic projects - in the areas of transportation, clean energy, environmental protection, venues and facilities, information and telecommunications, security, sports science, doping control, and the production of opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games, attempts will be made to apply the following technologies, namely the 3S technologies (i.e. remote sensing system, geographical information system, and GPS), intelligent transportation, clean use of coal, micro-satellites, nano-materials, bio-chips, etc.. It is hoped that this will make the 2008 Olympic Games a science-and-technology-intensive sports event.
Introducing advanced and applicable technological achievements from abroad - international science and technological cooperation will be intensified in various fields. The successful technological applications at previous Games will be introduced, the latest scientific achievements worldwide adopted and technological innovations made for the benefit of the 2008 Olympic Games.
3. Developing Sound Commanding and Decision-making Systems
Preparation for the Olympic Games is a huge and systematic project, which relies on the participation of all social sectors and the extensive support of the people. Preparation for the Games will be the main task for the whole city at present and in years leading to the Games.
Taking the Olympic Games as the central task of all - all the staff of government departments shall be required to be open-minded, to improve their style of work, and to develop a strong sense of responsibility. While doing their own jobs well, they shall do everything for the benefit of the Olympic Games.
Improving the system of decision-making - regarding to major projects, decisions shall be made only after the appropriate consultation, appraisal and assessment. In the meantime, international and domestic experts and specialists in the fields concerned, and professional institutions abroad shall be involved to ensure the smooth going of our preparatory work of the Games.
Strictly following the plan and schedule - in implementing the "Beijing Olympic Action Plan", annual plans and specific plans concerning individual projects shall be worked out and strictly followed to guarantee the progress of preparation. Project management systems shall be adopted and more attention must be paid to the quality than pace and cost of the projects. The venue construction and Games preparations must be accomplished in time and up to top standards.
4. Being Market-oriented in Financing and Improving Fund Management
We shall stick to the principle of market orientation in financing activities, which shall be organised and guided by the government. New approaches to market-oriented fund-raising should be developed. In addition, sound mechanism, regulations and procedures must be established to ensure that funds are properly and effectively used.
Improving the system, environment and approaches for financing and investment - Monopoly by departments and sectors must be broken and, instead, market-oriented operation in the infrastructure project development shall be promoted and non-governmental investment shall be encouraged. Continued efforts shall be made to regulate the prices for infrastructure products and services and to put into practice the governmental compensation and repayment mechanisms for some commercial infrastructure projects. "The Bidding Law " shall be further enforced, and the selection of project proprietors and contractors for all the important construction stages, including planning and designing, construction, project management, procurement of equipment and materials, shall be made open for national and international bidding. Successful fund-raising experience should be drawn from the previous Olympic host cities and new approaches to fund-raising developed.
Consolidating fund management - funds for projects shall be allocated in preferential orders and in accordance with their degree of importance. Active co-ordination shall be made among the investors to optimise the program of financing, so as to disperse financing risks. Project management system shall be strengthened and budgets shall be strictly verified and rationally defined. New technologies and new materials should be put into use to lower construction costs, while the requirements for the functions of the facilities satisfied.
5. Developing Human Resource backup for the Olympic Games
In order to run a best-ever Olympic Games in history, a great number of high-quality, internationalized, and versatile personnel will be selected, trained and assigned to various posts. Beijing is a place where qualified personnel from home and abroad concentrate, therefore, pools of domestic and international human resources shall be established to ensure the personnel supply and backup for the Olympic Games.
Training qualified personnel - efforts will be made to train more managing personnel who understand international practice in city administration and economic management, who have international vision, and who are able to establish direct contact and exchange relations with foreign specialists and professional organizations. Specialists, who have the knowledge of international sports and Olympic affairs, international law, international business, international finance and insurance, electronic information technology, environment protection technology, will also be trained. Government officials at all levels and leaders of enterprises should enrich their Olympic related knowledge and intensify their study of market operation, international business and law, so as to update their knowledge structure and better their competence.
Improving human resource policies for employee recruitment, placement and retention - reform shall be intensified with regard to payment and personnel management policies and reasonable income distribution systems will be adopted to arouse the initiatives of the personnel. Favorable recruiting and retaining policies will be worked out to encourage the Chinese students studying overseas to return home. Foreign scholars and specialists will be invited to work in Beijing. Personnel in the fields of science, technology, administration and business management will be selected to further study in foreign countries. The development of human resource market and employment agencies will be promoted.
6. Setting up Supervision and Auditing Mechanisms
In accordance with the principle of "precaution, prevention, interruption, and strict supervision", various rules and regulations shall be formulated and effective supervision and auditing mechanisms shall be set up.
to prevent corruption from happening.
Establishing an organization to oversee Olympic preparations - an organization, which consists of representatives from departments of the state and Beijing municipal governments, NPC, NPPCC, and social personages and specialists shall be established. It exercises independent supervision over major activities related to funds, goods and personnel recruitment and construction projects in the preparation and running of the Olympic Games. In addition, an institution to supervise the bidding for the Olympic construction projects will be set up to ensure legality of the bidding and that any illegal practice and violation of discipline can be avoided.
Supervising the use of funds in BOCOG - financial regulations will be stipulated, highlighting the separate management of income and expenditure, budgeting by departments and centralized payment and accounting. Bulk commodity purchase by BOCOG shall be carried out through the system of government purchases and open bidding. The BOCOG Supervision and Auditing Department shall regularly audit the income and expenditure of all the BOCOG departments.
Intensifying supervision over Olympic construction projects -a proprietor responsibility system will be adopted for each project; a separate account will be opened for each and every construction project and funds shall be earmarked for specified purposes. Special personnel will be designated for financial management. The use of funds for the projects will be audited regularly. Quality inspection and control systems will be strengthened and a quality responsibility system as well as a life-long guarantee system will be exerted for the construction projects.
Bringing into full play the role of public supervision -the preparation for Olympic Games will be transparent and information concerning the Olympic projects, including project specifications, responsible institutions, investments, and construction schedule, will be made public. An offence reporting system will be established with telephone numbers and email address published for public supervision.
We believe that under the leadership of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, with the participation of the people nationwide, and in the spirit of being concerted, down-to-earth, realistic and creative in our work, the "Beijing Olympic Action Plan" will be duly implemented.