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Senior Chinese official vows thrift, clean-fingered Olympics
2008/07/15
 

He Guoqiang (C), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, listens as he pays a visit in the National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, July 14, 2008. He Guoqiang inspected Olympic stadiums and facilities in Beijing on Monday. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

He Guoqiang (C), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, listens as he pays a visit in the National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, July 14, 2008. He Guoqiang inspected Olympic stadiums and facilities in Beijing on Monday. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

    BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese official urged here on Monday to further strengthen the supervision on the use of Olympics fund and strictly control the total budget.

    "Supervision is an important part of our preparations...we should continue to supervise the use of the fund and keep the budget under control," said He Guoqiang, secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China (CPC), at a meeting during which the Supervision Committee of the 29th Olympic Games reported its work.

    He said a fresh round of supervision on the quality of all the Olympic projects should be implemented.

    He, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, visited the National Stadium, or the Bird's Nest, the National Aquatics Center, or Water Cube, and the Olympic athletes' village on Monday.

    "The Water Cube was built with money donated by overseas Chinese and friends from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. We must build it well and manage it well, setting their hearts at rest," He said.

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