January 9, 2008
China’s top political advisor Jia Qinglin has urged the Beijing municipal government to apply the highest standards in its preparation for the Olympic Games to ensure a successful event in the coming August.
Members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country’s political advisory body, shall contribute their talents to the upcoming Olympic Games, said Jia Qinglin, chairman of the CPPCC National Committee, in a tour of the city from January 4-7 that took him to enterprises, schools and villages.
The CPPCC members in Beijing shall also actively advise on the construction of the capital city, he said.
“To host a good Olympic Games is Beijing’s No.1 task this year. We shall prepare ourselves most for the Games,” he said.
Jia also said the city should balance the development of its downtown areas and suburbs, especially investing more in the development of its rural communities.
When visiting two communities in the eastern part of the city, he said more public resources will be spent on solving problems that matter most to the people’s basic interests.