|The official website of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid Committee was launched by Wu Jingmi (C), deputy secretary-general of the Bid Committee, Wang Hui(L), director of the Information Department of the Bid Committee, and Xie Yuefeng (R), general manager of Tencent Online Media Development Department. (Photo from beijing-2022.cn)
By Zhang Junmian
BEIJING, Aug. 1 (Xinhuanet) -- The website, which is in Chinese, English and French, will be used to keep the Chinese people, the international community and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) updated on China's efforts in its bid for the Winter Games.
It is an important gateway to Beijing, host of the 2008 Summer Games, and Zhangjiakou, a city in Beijing's neighboring Hebei Province.
If the bid is successful, Beijing and Zhangjiakou will co-host the Games. Beijing would stage the ice events while Zhangjiakou would hold the snow sports.
The website will also serve as a platform for organizing various activities to encourage netizens to participate in the capital city's bidding process, such as soliciting slogans, songs, posters and photographs from netizens.
Users are encouraged to offer their advice and proposals for the bid efforts via the website.
Beijing, together with Oslo in Norway and Almaty in Kazakhstan, remains in the running for the Games, as was announced by the IOC Executive Board on July 7.
The website address is http://www.beijing-2022.cn.