Government representatives from Asia and Oceania have gathered in east China's Hangzhou to discuss ways to boost international cooperation on anti-doping in sports.
More than 80 people from over 20 countries in the Asian and Oceanian region and relevant international organizations, such as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), attended the 14th Asia/Oceania Region Intergovernmental Ministerial Meeting on Anti-Doping in Sport, which took place at the Zhejiang provincial capital on May 22 and 23.
Addressing the opening of the two-day meeting, Li Yingchuan, deputy minister of the State General Administration of Sport of China, stressed that the Chinese government has always adopted "zero tolerance" policy towards doping and pledged to strengthen collaboration with relevant parties including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and other Asian/Oceanian countries in the fight against doping.
WADA officials introduced its future work plan at the meeting, and the participants exchanged opinions on enhancing cooperation.
Officials from Hangzhou municipal government also briefed the delegates on the city's preparations for the 2022 Asian Games.