ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperOpinion / Opinion LineEditorialsOp-EdColumnistsContributorsCartoonsSpecialsFrom the PressForum TrendsFrom the ReadersDebateEditors Pick:Syrian refugeescyberspaceV-Day paradeshrimp scandalTPPBid for Winter Games promises blue skies(China Daily) Updated:2015-03-30 07:45Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallThe International Olympic Committees Evaluation Comission, chaired by Russian IOC member Alexander Zhukov (right), inspect the layout of proposed Alpine skiing venues at Northwest Beijings Yanqing county on Wednesday.The delegation from the International Olympic Committee has finished its evaluation of the joint bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics by Beijing and Zhangjiakou in Hebei province. In the news conference that followed, Wang Anshun, mayor of Beijing, said that authorities of both cities will make greater efforts to curb air pollution, so that blue skies will be the norm. Comments:The promise of cleaner air will doubtlessly help Beijing win the bid for 2022 Winter Olympics, but, more importantly, that is in accordance with its promise to residents about a better environment to live in. Experts have predicted that the Chinese capital wont have clear skies until 2030, but Chinas leaders imply that hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics might help accelerate the schedule.
thediplomat.com (based in Japan), March 25
To clean the air is only one of the moves that Beijing and Zhangjiakou can take to make development sustainable. Actually, their whole plan for hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics features “sustainable development”, for example, a high-speed railway will be built to connect the two, which will further serve as part of the nations railway network in the future.
The authorities have also decided to use stadiums constructed for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, instead of building new ones, to save costs. With officials required to abandon their former luxurious lifestyles for simpler ones, the sporting events here will follow the new style, too.
China Youth Daily, March 26
As the mother of a 3-year-old child, I hope the Winter Olympics will bring the host city more cherished memories and stories. I grew up on Olympic stories and I know what positive changes they can bring to a city, a country and the world.
Yang Yang, member of the IOC and a Winter Olympics champion, March 278.03KRelated StoriesOlympic committee ends inspection of proposed Beijing venues for 2022 bidBeijing makes its case for 2022 Olympic GamesA look into the proposed venues of Beijings 2022 Winter Olympic GamesOlympic Committee to evaluate Beijing next weekMost Viewed Todays Top NewsBid for Winter Games promises blue skiesMonopoly over funeral service needs to breakPlaying a big country role with an inclusive mindSingapores former leader worth the honor he received on his deathMarket to drive innovationForum TrendsLittle-known laws worldwideAre budget airlines less safe?Should artifacts return home?Would you take a challenge for charity?Conversation topics only heard in ChinaFriendships that cross realmsCan higher pay curb corruption?ColumnistsUS about-face on AIIB would be welcomedUnderestimate not the power of the peopleFeatured ContributorsGuangdong sees itself as makers paradiseAffordable living a major attraction of ChongqingStar BloggersWhat are the Chinese willing to pay for? By KIyerWith a historical background of poverty and hunger among the vast majority of the population, it is perhaps understandable that many Asians value tangible assets as representing wealth.China should look to the best to improve soccer skills By eddieturksonDuring the visit of Britain’s Prince William earlier this month, President Xi Jinping said China would learn from the United Kingdom’s formula and use it as a template for China’s soccer reforms.Chinese football should start with grassroots By Terry SinghCultivating football at the grassroots level with qualified coaches training young players is the way to go for China, rather than concentrating on gold medalists. That way, future football stars can be nurtured through education.SpecialChina has huge growth potential: Experts2014 – 2015: Memories and expectationsGraphs: Why China isnt a copy-cat nation…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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