General Office of the State Council of China on Saturday issued
guidelines for strengthening the construction of fitness facilities for
mass sports, which offers a blueprint for better implementing the
Healthy China initiative and building China into a leading sports
the paperwork points out, since the 18th National Congress of the
Communist Party of China (CPC), the national fitness program has
continued to advance as the supply and service quality of fitness
facilities keep improving. However, pressing issues still exist. For
instance, the provision of fitness facilities is insufficient to meet
people's growing needs.
tackle the existing problems, 11 new policy measures are put forward.
They include conducting a survey on existing fitness facilities to map
out basic conditions and identify shortcomings; developing and releasing
a directory or catalogue of non-sport land and buildings available for
the construction of fitness facilities; building, renovating and
expanding approximate 1,000 sports parks nationwide to offer new fitness
spaces for all during the 14th Five-Year period starting from 2021 to
2025; clarifying policies to support private participation in the
construction of outdoor fitness facilities.
guidelines also call for promoting the application of Internet
technologies in community sports and building a professional team of
social sports instructors who help people do physical exercises in a
scientific way. Guidelines on strengthening the functions of public
sports venues in epidemic containment and disaster preparedness are
specified as well.
paperwork was formulated by the General Administration of Sport,
together with relevant authorities, as instructed and arranged by the
CPC Central Committee and the State Council.