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  1. Anti-terrorism teams created for Olympics

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Zhang in Beijing Forty special anti-terrorism teams have recently been formed in Beijing to ensure security at the Olympic Games, according to officials at the Beijing Municipal ... on Friday. The anti-terrorism personnel will deal with any attacks relating to nuclear weapons, radioactive elements, explosives and chemical agents with a focus on guarding against biological ...

  2. Soldiers and police hold two-day anti-terrorism exercise in Tibet

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Authorities in Tibet have staged anti-terrorist exercises- a sign that officials have stepped up their guard in the region ahead of the Olympics. The Tibet Daily said soldiers and police took part in the exercises, held at the railway station ...

  3. China, India to start second manoeuvres

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Chinese and Indian military forces will hold their second joint anti-terrorism manoeuvres from tomorrow until December 14 in India, the Chinese Defence Ministry said ... the terrorist attacks. The sides agreed in 2006 to hold joint anti-terrorism exercises as they continued to mend ties after their brief but bitter border war in 1962. The first exercises were held ...

  4. Mumbai is lesson, police chief says

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The State Anti-Terror Task Force held a meeting yesterday to review the security situation, Xinhua reported last night. Meng Jianzhu, the public security minister, told the meeting China must study ... as saying. 'Our anti-terrorism [effort] is facing severe challenges and we must learn from this lesson.' Last month, terrorists killed more than 170 people in gun and grenade attacks ...

  5. Xinjiang terror top threat to Olympics: security official

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and vowed to use all available resources to ensure that hostile forces do not disturb the event. On the sidelines of a Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) anti-terrorism meeting in Beijing ... the mainland conducted several anti-terror drills designed to ward off attacks by international terrorist organisations and other criminals, but this is the first time the public security authority has ...

  6. Olympics safety 'crucial to success'

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... public security minister, said anti-terrorism work was the most important part of all security measures. Security in gymnasiums, Olympic villages and all important public places must be ensured. ...

  7. Mock attack on service station tests Urumqi police, firefighters

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Dozens of Urumqi police were mobilised for an anti-terrorism drill in the capital of Xinjiang, Xinhua said yesterday. The exercise on Thursday, which comes a little more than three months before the Olympics, involved a mock attack on a petrol station by a criminal gang, with thick smoke from an explosion shrouding the building. Firefighters practised rescuing ...

  8. 'Zealots spare public to boost cause'

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... forces rather than ordinary people because the attackers were trying to win legitimacy and draw attention to their cause, an anti-terrorism expert said yesterday. John Harrison, ... as the southern and northern parts within the region, are underlying factors in the discontent among the local people in Xinjiang,' said Li Wei, director of the Anti-terrorism Research Centre ...

  9. Kunming bus blasts not terrorism, claims expert

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... for security threats that might affect its all-important Olympic Games, which open in 17 days. But anti-terrorism expert Li Wei said the latest incidents in the capital of Yunnan appeared to be acts ... and problems, such as the forced removal of residents from their homes ahead of sprawling developments,' said Professor Li, who is the director of anti-terrorism studies at Beijing's China ...

  10. Beijing calls in provincial police to help fend off petitioners

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... strong anti-terrorism force is in place, surface-to-air missiles have been deployed around the major venues, and bag searches are conducted on the subway. Vice-President Xi Jinping, ...




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