There is no need to worry about Chinese authorities' censorship of the press, a senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) member said yesterday, citing Beijing's eagerness to ensure the 2008 Games are a success. 'There will not be censorship,' said Australian Kevan Gosper, a senior member of the IOC's co-ordination commission who was taking part in an inspection trip to Beijing yesterday. 'It is essential that broadcasters and members of the media respect the way this country operates. 'On the other hand, I believe this country respects the way the media operate in other countries,' he added. Mr Gosper said the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (Bocog) and other government authorities would be able to ensure smooth media operations during the 2008 Olympics. More than 40 Olympic Games Co-ordination Commission members and experts are meeting in Beijing to inspect construction sites for the Games and attend a four-day session of the body, which started yesterday. Mr Gosper said several issues relating to the Beijing Olympics would be brought up at the meeting, including the pace of venue construction, the budget, and a Bocog plan for the management of facilities after the Games. He repeated IOC president Jacques Rogge's concern that construction of some sporting venues might be finished too early, which would increase the cost of the Games. 'We have advised Bocog to slow down,' Mr Gosper said. Mr Gosper dismissed rumours that Japan was considering pulling out of the Games after the recent anti-Japan protests across the mainland. 'I am quite confident to say that there will be no boycott,' he said. But he declined to confirm that a decision had been made to move the equestrian events from Beijing to Hong Kong. Despite a possibility that an agreement on relocation of the equestrian events could be reached during the meeting in Beijing, it had to be approved by the IOC board. He denied that allowing this would set a bad example to future venues.