Qiang Wei (1st right) and Liu Jinguo (1st left) unveil the plaque for the Security Command Center.
The Security Command Center for the Games of the 29th Olympiad was formally established in Beijing on June 30, 2005. Qiang Wei, deputy secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee and chief of the Olympic Security Coordination Group, and Liu Jinguo, vice minister of Public Security and first deputy chief of the Coordination Group, unveiled the plaque of the command center at the founding ceremony.
The Beijing Olympic security command center will serve as the leading organization responsible for organizing and directing security operations of the 2008 Olympic Games. The establishment of the command center marked that Beijing has embarked on all-round operations to guarantee security for the Games.
At the founding ceremony, Qiang emphasized the important role and responsibility of the command center. He asked the command center to swiftly develop operational system and rules to ensure optimum structure, strict internal control and high work efficiency. He expressed the wish that the command center would play an active role in staging a high-level Olympic Games with distinguishing features.
Members and liaison officers of the Olympic Security Coordination Group, top officials from the Olympic Security Command Center and chief officers from the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and other relevant departments attended the ceremony.
The attendants include:
Niu Ping, deputy chief of the Olympic Security Coordination Group;
Zhu Shuguang, deputy commander of the Headquarters of the Chinese People's Armed Police Force and deputy chief of the Olympic Security Coordination Group;
Ma Zhenchuan, director of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and deputy chief of the Olympic Security Coordination Group; and
Li Binghua, executive vice-president of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) and deputy chief of the Olympic Security Coordination Group.