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China to start recruiting volunteers for 2008 Olympics
18 January 2006
by Winny Wang

Beijing, China: The Beijing Organizing Committee will begin recruiting youth volunteers for the 2008 Olympic Games from June 2006, China News Service reported yesterday.

Qiang Wei, the vice Party chief of Beijing, said the recruitment will be open to youths from all over the world.

About 70,000 volunteers will work for the 2008 Olympics, and the majority of the team will be college and secondary school students.

A Taiwanese official suggested that Taiwan youths in Tianjin and Beijing can host volunteers from Taiwan in their homes. The volunteers also can live in dormitories in colleges because the Olympic Games will be held during the summer holiday.