17 April 2015 - Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong met with IAAF President Lamine Diack and all IAAF Council members in Beijing on 16 April 2015.
Liu appreciated IAAF's efforts to promote athletics development and world sports and cultural exchanges. She pledged that the Chinese government would intensify support for sports development and encourage more people to join athletics. As Beijing will host the IAAF World Championships this August, China will spare no efforts on games preparations such as competition organization and service support, she added.
President Diack was confident that China will host the championships successfully and spoke highly of Beijing's preparations.