On June 21, the Organizing Committee of the 7th CISM Military World Games (SUMOC) held the 3rd plenary meeting in Beijing to summarize the preparation work and arrange the following tasks. General XU Qiliang, Chairman of SUMOC, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, and Madame SUN Chunlan, Chairman of SUMOC, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council, attended the meeting and delivered speeches.

General XU said the military and local authorities, in the light of the decisions made by the CPC Central Committee and President XI, reported great progresses in the preparation work. It is now a pivotal moment to shift work priorities to trial operation. It calls for clearly defined political responsibilities and enhanced awareness of the overall operation, command execution and synergic attitude. We should take due responsibilities in the preparations for organizing and participating in the Games. Efforts should be made to make sound planning for manpower, equipment and material supply, detailed roadmaps and time schedules should be worked out for follow-up tasks, and regular and emergency collaboration mechanisms should be established to categorize and solve challenges in practical work. Emphasis should be put on large events, competition organization and military preparedness, importance should be attached to the master plan and key details, and resources should be pooled to tackle possible difficulties. We should make appropriate overall plans for work priorities and the coordination between all elements and all policies. We should also, through appropriate research and demonstration, safeguard the bottom-line, i.e. to ensure absolute security throughout the processes of organization and participation and present a well-organized, distinctive and successful event.    

Madame SUN commended the achievements made in the preparations for a “top-class” event and extended appreciation for the military and local authorities’ close cooperation in the light of President XI’s important ideas on sports, national defense and military development. In the last stage of the preparation work, competent authorities should loyally observe the decisions made by the CPC Central Committee, the State Council and the CPC Central Military Commission. They should enhance the political awareness and leadership, give full play to the role of Games-time operational command system, and consolidate military-local communication and collaboration to create the synergic effect. They should, with high sense of responsibility and professionalism, carry forward competition organization, test events, coordination, joint tests, large event organization, service support, media and publicity work. Pursuant to the principles of Olympic standard, appropriate construction, eco-friendliness, cost effectiveness and post-Games utilization and in line with set time schedule and quality standards, they should set higher work standards to conclude the preparation work and present a world-class, Chinese-style, splendid and successful international sports gala.

The meeting also reported the work list progresses and the setup of the Games-time operational command system.

Also present were leaders of SUMOC, competent authorities of the Central and State organs, the CPC Central Military Commission, Hubei Provincial and Wuhan Municipal governments. 【By WU JIE】