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Frequently Asked Questions (1)

Updated:2008-06-06 16:15 | Source:

  1.What are the starting and ending dates and the channel for the enrollment of volunteers for the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, as well as overseas?

  A: Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan compatriots as well as overseas Chinese and foreigners can enroll for volunteers at the published web-sites of respective centers for enrollment from March 2007 to March 2008:

  The web-site for the enrollment of HK volunteers: www.hab.gov.hk

  The web-site for the enrollment of Macao volunteers: www.sport.gov.mo

  The web-site for the enrollment of Taiwan volunteers: www.bjtx.org

  The web-site for the enrollment of overseas Chinese volunteers: www.bjqb.gov.cn

  The web-site for the enrollment of foreign volunteers: www.ebeijing.gov.cn

  For detailed information, please refer to the BOCOG's official web-site.

  2. How can applicants for Beijing 2008 Olympic volunteers in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, as well as overseas areas get the consulting they want?

  A: Applicants for Beijing 2008 Olympic volunteers in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, as well as overseas areas can dial the hotline 0086-10-12308 to the Olympic Call Center for the relevant consulting (which offers 24-hour Chinese and English service).

  3. How many volunteers does the BOCOG plan to recruit from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, as well as overseas? Is it likely that more volunteers will be recruited from certain countries or areas?

  A: The BOCOG will finally decide the number of volunteers from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, as well as overseas according to the actual conditions of enrollment and the needs for volunteers to serve the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  4. Is it necessary for the applicants from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and overseas applicants who have already enrolled in Beijing or other provinces (or autonomous regions and municipalities) to re-enroll?

  A: Those applicants who have already got enrolled are not required to repeat their enrollment for the qualifications for the enrollment are valid.

  5. Is there any requirement on the attainments of the standard spoken Chinese for Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan applicants and overseas applicants for Beijing 2008 volunteers? And to what level should they strive to reach?

  A: The applicants with the Chinese language as their mother tongue should have the basic ability to communicate in a given foreign language, while the applicants whose mother tongue is not the Chinese language should have the fundamental ability to communicate in the Chinese language. That is to say, they can carry out basic conversations in Chinese. The language proficiency level of the applicants varies with their posts.

  6. Can applicants enroll for Beijing 2008 volunteers in group?

  A: The enrollment for Beijing 2008 volunteers is accepted only on individual basis.

  7. What people are more advantageous in the selection of volunteers among Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan applicants as well as overseas applicants?

  A: THE BOCOG will first select its volunteers among those Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan applicants as well as overseas applicants who are outstanding in both foreign languages and the Chinese language and have a good mastery of a skill or an expertise, especially those applicants who know those languages less extensively used.

  8. Are there particular requirements on the Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan applicants and the overseas applicants for volunteers to serve Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in addition to the general policy for enrollment?

  A: No extra requirements. All those who meet the requirements for enrollment can enroll for the volunteers to serve Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  9. When will interviews be made with applicants from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan applicants as well as overseas applicants and how will they be made?Will the interviews be made in Beijing or in the countries or regions where they live?

  A: For relevant information, please refer to the official web-site of The BOCOG and the web-sites of the regional centers for recruitment.

  10. When will the tests be carried out for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan applicants as well as overseas applicants and how are they being carried out?

  A: Relevant tests will be carried out from April 2007 to March 2008. For more information, please refer to the official web-site of the BOCOG and the web-sites of the regional centers for recruitment.

Editor : LiuAnqi

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