At the regular press conference of the Ministry of foreign affairs in January 26th, a reporter asked: yesterday, President Xi Jinping spoke with International Olympic Committee chairman Bach. During the call, President Bach once again expressed his firm support for China’s hosting of the Beijing Winter Olympics. What is China’s comment on this?
Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that last night, President Xi Jinping and International Olympic Committee chairman Bach spoke on the telephone. The two sides reached an important consensus on overcoming the impact of the epidemic, ensuring the safe and smooth hosting of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, promoting the sustained and healthy development of the Olympic movement, and opposing the politicization of sports. China has issued a press release.
Zhao Lijian stressed that the Chinese side took the lead in controlling the domestic epidemic and achieving economic recovery, creating favorable conditions for the smooth holding of the Beijing Winter Olympics. We strictly implemented the prevention and control measures, overcame the impact of the epidemic, and actively and steadily promoted the preparations for the Winter Olympic Games, which has been fully affirmed and strongly supported by the international community, including the International Olympic Committee. We are full of confidence in making the Beijing Winter Olympic Games a wonderful, extraordinary and outstanding Olympic event. As president Xi Jinping pointed out, Beijing, as the only &ldquo in the world, has hosted the summer and Winter Olympic Games; &rdquo, the twin Olympic City, will make a unique contribution to the International Olympic movement.
Zhao Lijian said that China appreciates president Bach’s statement that the IOC is committed to upholding the Olympic spirit and opposing the politicization of sports, as well as the efforts of the IOC to actively support China’s sports cause. China is willing to work with the International Olympic Committee and other countries to make efforts for the safe and smooth hosting of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, carry forward the Olympic spirit and work together towards the goal of “higher, faster and stronger”. (CCTV reporter Zhu Rumeng and Kong Luyuan)