Liu Qi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the CPC and Secretary of the Beijing Party Committee, is reported to have told the 9th session of the Ninth Beijing Committee of the Communist Party of China that in preparing for the 2008 Olympic Games Beijing should do a better job.
Specifically he identified five tasks
- constructing the facilities
- exploring the market
- organising the publicity work
- servicing and guaranteeing
- promoting humanistic Olympics.
He noted that promoting a humanistic Olympics would be the central task.
He concluded by stating that the preparation of the 2008 Olympics in 2005 would enter a key period.