At the regular press conference of the Ministry of foreign affairs today (January 1), a reporter asked the spokesman about China’s current consideration of the Tokyo Olympic Games and the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said last week that President Xi Jinping and International Olympic Committee chairman Bach spoke on the phone, and both sides reached an important consensus on overcoming the impact of the epidemic, ensuring the safe and smooth hosting of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games and promoting the sustained and healthy development of the Olympic movement. China has issued a press release. I would like to emphasize here that China takes the lead in controlling the epidemic situation in China and realizing economic recovery, which creates favorable conditions for the smooth holding of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Wang Wenbin stressed that we have strictly implemented the prevention and control measures, overcome the impact of the epidemic situation, actively and steadily promoted the preparations for the Winter Olympics, which have 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 Olympics a wonderful, extraordinary and outstanding Olympic event. As president Xi Jinping pointed out, we believe that with the strong support of all parties concerned, China will be able to complete the preparatory tasks on schedule and make comprehensive preparations to ensure the success of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. As the only “double Olympic city” in the world to host the summer and Winter Olympic Games, Beijing will make a unique contribution to the International Olympic movement.
Wang Wenbin said that it is understood that the International Olympic Committee, the International Olympic Committee and Japan are actively formulating the epidemic prevention and control plan for the Tokyo Olympic Games and making every effort to promote the preparatory work. China will continue to fully support the International Olympic Committee and Japan in hosting a safe and successful Olympic Games.