[Beijing Winter Olympics] Foreign diplomatic envoys in China: look forward to the Beijing Winter Olympics

  [Commentary] On November 26th, the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee held the second Olympic briefing for diplomatic envoys to China in Beijing. About 120 envoys, senior diplomats and national (regional) Olympic committee representatives from more than 70 countries in China Participate in this presentation through online and offline methods.

At the event, the ambassadors of Norway and other countries to China expressed their appreciation for the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics.

  [Concurrent] Norwegian Ambassador to China Besina

  I have the honor to see some preparations for the (Beijing Winter Olympics) competition in China. I am very confident that China will prepare well for the competition in February next year.

I also went to the track in the Yanqing Division. It felt very interesting. I look forward to the next race very much.

  [Explanation] Finland, as the "country of ice and snow", is a strong country in ice and snow sports. China and Finland have a lot to do in ice and snow sports cooperation. 2019 was also designated as the "China-Finland Winter Sports Year".

The Finnish Ambassador to China Meng Lan said that he is very much looking forward to the arrival of the Beijing Winter Olympics and hopes that Finnish athletes will win more medals in the Winter Olympics.

  [Concurrent] Meng Lan, Finnish Ambassador to China

  In 2019, China and Finland cooperated in winter sports. At the beginning of that year, the Chinese and Finnish teams conducted cooperation and exchanges in winter sports. We can see that the cooperation between the two parties is not only in the Winter Olympics. I am sure that it will continue in the future.

  [Explanation] At the introduction meeting that day, Zhang Jiandong, the deputy mayor of Beijing and the executive vice chairman of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, briefed the latest progress in the preparations for the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

He said that the operational command system during the game is fully operational.

  [Concurrent] Zhang Jiandong, Vice Mayor of Beijing, Executive Vice Chairman of Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee

  Improve the competition schedule of the Winter Olympics unit and the Winter Paralympic Games, and advance the various tasks of competition organization in an orderly manner.

All competition venue teams have been formed, and the core operation teams of non-competition venues have all been put in place to prepare and optimize venue operation plans, operation designs and emergency plans.

A working mechanism of comprehensive integration and high-efficiency linkage has been established together with the host city, and the operation command system during the match has been fully operational.

  [Explanation] The International Liaison Department of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, the Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Secret Service Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security introduced the relevant reception policies for international VIPs and answered envoys’ questions at the meeting.

It is understood that the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee will hold the last Olympic briefing for the diplomatic envoy to China in early 2022.

  Reporting by reporter Xu Pengpeng and Chen Hang in Beijing

Editor in charge: [Li Yuxin]