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1. Guidelines

      Thanks to the leadership of the Party Central Committee and the State Council and with the strong support of all the Chinese people and our foreign friends, on July 13, 2001, Beijing was awarded the right to host the 2008 Olympic Games. It has added fresh impetus to the development of Beijing and that of China as a whole. From now on, Beijing will see a period of rapid development, and the preparation for the Olympic Games will greatly facilitate the implementation of the 10th "Five-year Plan" and the "Strategy of Three-phased Development" for Beijing. This Action Plan is formulated as an overall guideline and general plan for the preparations of the 2008 Olympic Games.

      I. Overall Strategic Concept

      1. Guidelines

      In the preparation for the Olympic Games, we will be guided by the important thought 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 aiming 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 to 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 people of different countries. We will always give first consideration to the need of people, especially the athletes and provide favorable natural and cultural environment 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.

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