I. Overall Strategic Concept
In the preparation for the Olympic Games, we will guided by the important though of "Three Represents" put forward by President Jiang Zemin and closely follow the instructions of the Central Government on making the 2008 Olympic Games a great success. We will keep in mind the idea of "New Beijing, Great Olympics" and place emphasis on the concepts of "Green Olympics, High-tech Olympics and People's Olympics". We will avoid extravagance in running the Olympic Games and do our utmost to bring about social and economic developments to the capital city and to the country, creating a unique legacy for China as well as for the whole world.
We fully understand that the concepts of "Green Olympics, High-tech Olympics and People's Olympics" are of great significance to the success of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Green Olympics - to achieve this goal, priority will be given to environmental protection (EP) in the planning, designing and construction of Olympic venues and facilities and strict ecological environment standards and systematic supporting systems will be established. EP technologies and means will be extensively used in promoting, on a large scale and in various aspects, environmental treatment, afforestation and beautification of urban and rural areas. We will raise the environmental awareness of the whole society and encourage the public to consciously opt for green consumption and actively join in activities aimed at improving the ecological environment, in an effort to drastically improve the environmental quality of the capital and build it into an ecological city.
High-tech Olympics - we will closely follow the latest high-tech developments home and abroad and integrate the high-tech achievements nationwide so as to host a magnificent sports event in high-tech environment. In doing so, Beijing's capacity in high-tech innovation will be improved and the application of high-tech achievements in production and people's life promoted. Beijing Olympic Games will be a window to showcase our high-tech achievements and innovative capacity.
People's Olympics - we will take the hosting of the Olympic Games as an opportunity to popularize the Olympic spirit, promote the traditional Chinese culture, showcase the history and development of Beijing as well as the friendliness and hospitality of its citizens. We will also take the Games as a bridge for cultural exchanges in order to deepen the understanding and enhance the trust and friendship among the peoples of different countries. We will always give first consideration to the need of people, especially the athletes and provide favorable natural and cultural environments and quality services for them. To promote the Olympic Games and Olympic Movement, we will organize diversified cultural and educational programs to cater to the needs of the people, especially the younger generation, for spiritual and cultural activities. We will also encourage the widest participation of the people in the preparation for Games, as it will greatly push forward the sports and cultural development nationwide and increase the cohesion and pride of the Chinese nation.
2. Strategic Objectives
Staging a best-ever Olympic Games in history - the Olympic spirit will be spread and popularized most extensively with the active participation of the 1.3 billion Chinese people. Sports facilities will meet all the technical standards for the Olympic Games and the main stadium and other key venues will be developed with state-of-the-art technology. Competitions will be well organized, providing excellent conditions for the athletes. All services provided at the Games will be user-friendly and convenient. Latest high-tech achievements, which prove to be reliable, will be adopted at the Olympic Games. Entertainment activities, which demonstrate the profoundness of the Chinese culture and its ever-lasting charm, will be organized to constitute a unique opportunity where the East meets the West. Tight, but friendly and peaceful, security measures will be implemented to ensure safety of the Games. While drawing on the experience of the host cities of previous Olympic Games, creativity will be emphasized in organization, management and marketing so as to maximize the economic and social benefit.
Promoting the modernization of Beijing as well as the rest of the country - we aim at maximizing the positive impacts of the Olympic Games on national economic development and accelerating the modernization drive of the country. We will strive for a breakthrough in the capital in terms of economic development, urban construction, social progress and people's living standard, so that, by 2008, the per capita GDP of Beijing will exceed $6,000 and the economic, urban and social development will be drastically accelerated.
Creating a new image of Beijing - we will take the Olympic construction projects as a vehicle to carry forward the reform and opening-up of the city. The principle of fair entry and fair competition will be followed in order to form a socialist market economy, which conforms to international practice. Our policy making and legislation systems will be optimized and the protection of intellectual property rights will be enhanced. We will train and employ high-quality personnel and we will learn the advanced management concepts and expertise from other countries. In government work, we will adhere to the principles of openness, fairness, efficiency and honesty. In the preparation for and operation of the Olympic Games, we will be more practical and effective in an endeavor to set a good example of being innovative in system, mechanism and management.
Striving for an all-round and concerted development in China's sports - we will endeavor to drastically upgrade the management skills and the scientific research work of China's competitive sports, creating a strong team of organizers and managers for sports activities, a large number of researchers and coaches who excel in selecting and training athletes, and a large number of outstanding and promising athletes. While aiming at participating in all the sports and more events at the 2008 Olympic Games, we will make efforts for a breakthrough in the total number of gold medals and a noticeable improvement in the overall strength of China's sports. We will implement the "National Sports For All Program" to improve the physical quality and fitness of the whole population. We will enhance sports legislation, further promote the reform of its administration and speed up its socialization and industrialization so as to achieve a sustainable, speedy and healthy development of sports.
3. Strategic Principles
a) Encouraging the whole nation to participate in the preparation for the Olympic Games - we will make the Olympic Games a great event shared by the whole nation in order to promote the development of all the provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions. We will bring into full play the initiative and creativity of all citizens in an effort to host an excellent Olympic Games. To make the Olympic Games a success, we will also actively seek the assistance from the ministries of the State Council, the State General Administration of Sports, other provinces and cities as well as compatriots of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao and overseas Chinese.
b) Taking the hosting of the Olympic Games as a part of the modernization drive - the Olympic Games will give impetus to the development of the city, which will, in return, contribute to the success of the Olympic Games. The modernization drive in the capital will be accelerated in line with the "10th Five-year Plan" and the "New Three-Step" Development Strategy of Beijing, which will lay a solid economic foundation for the Olympic Games. In the preparation for the Olympic Games, we will adhere to the principle of running the Games in a frugal manner and pay attention to the post-Games use of the sports facilities, in an effort to gain better investment returns and avoid repetitive construction.
c) Hosting the Olympic Games to promote the opening-up - in the preparation for the Games, we will be open in every aspect to the rest of the country and the whole world. We will draw on the successful experience of others and follow the advanced international standards and criteria. We aim to upgrade the opening-up of Beijing to a new level, through the hosting of the Olympic Games, and display to the world a new image of China, which is developing rapidly and opening wider to the outside world.
d) Hosting the Olympic Games to promote the social civilization-we will implement the "Guidelines for Citizen Moral Improvement", and take measures to eliminate the uncivilized conducts in social life. We will advocate a healthy, scientific and civilized life style, improve the citizens' ability to communicate in foreign languages, and enrich the citizens' science and cultural knowledge. We will improve the service quality and service level of various trades. All these will constitute a friendly, stable, encouraging and peaceful environment for the Olympic Games.
e) Hosting the Olympic Games to improve people's living standard-the Olympic Games will give impetus to economic development and urban construction and management, and bring about increasing benefits for the people. We will make the preparations for the Olympic Games a process of substantially improving the people's living standard, both materially and culturally.
4. Strategic Phases
Pre-preparation Phase - from December 2001 to June 2003. During this phase, the Beijing Olympic Action Plan will be formulated; the organizational structure of BOCOG will be established; all the necessary preparations for construction of the Olympic venues and facilities will be completed; construction of EP facilities and urban infrastructure as well as a number of cultural and tourist sites will be initiated; and marketing programs will be put into operation.
Development Phase - from July 2003 to June 2006. During this period, the tasks set forth in the "10th Five-year Plan" will be completed, and the construction of the Olympic venues and other related facilities and the preparation in other areas will be in full swing. By June 2006, the major construction projects of Olympic venues and facilities will be completed and basic preparations finished.
Improvement and Operation Phase - from July 2006 to the opening of the 2008 Olympic Games. During this phase, all the venues and facilities, which fully meet the requirements of the Games, will be in place. Examination and improvement will be made to the venues; test events will be conducted to ensure smooth operation; and all services will be available.