China Daily reports  the International Olympic Committee evaluation commission is assessing the city’s bid for the 2022 Winter Games.

Beijing is now in a two-city race to host the games with Almaty, Kazakhstan, following the withdrawal of a number of potential bidders. The IOC will select the host city on July 31 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Forbidden City view, Beijing; Photo by Doug Tsuruoka

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