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  1. Security experts discuss potential terror threats to the Olympics

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... terrorist threats that Beijing could face during the 2008 Olympic Games. Security issues were a major concern as the capital prepared to host the event, a spokesman for the organising committee ... four general issues: Olympic security, medical crises, emergency management and international co-operation in countering terrorism. Some sessions also focused on issues such as handling suicide ...

  2. Olympics safety 'crucial to success'

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

    ... Woods Lee Security departments must make an 'all-out effort' to ensure the peace and security of the Beijing Olympics, Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang said yesterday. 'Security and safeguards are the most basic and crucial steps for delivering a successful Olympic Games... which is related to national security and social stability, and a positive ...

  3. Activists threaten Games protests

    Posted Nov 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Whitticase said: 'We have not applied for permission to protest.' Both groups called on the International Olympic Committee to apply further pressure on the mainland authorities to allow ... the Olympics,' warned Matt Whitticase, of the Free Tibet Campaign. Human rights group Amnesty International echoed these views. Spokesman Mark Allison said last night: 'We will continue to protest ...

  4. Protests unlikely if law is enforced

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... in Haidian and Ritan in Chaoyang. Protest pens first appeared at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and again four years ago in Athens. They were created because section 51 of the International Olympic ... and one close to the main venue. A spokesman for the Greek Olympic committee, Tassos Papachristou, said protest areas set up in Athens during the 2004 Games were rendered redundant because under ...

  5. Police will exercise restraint, says official

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... for the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games promised officers would not abuse their powers or use excessive force. 'We have urged our staff to carry out their duties in a softer manner ... Martin Zhou Security personnel will exercise restraint in dealing with 'illegal' political protests at Olympic venues next year, a top official said yesterday. While adopting ...

  6. Olympic Briefs

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... and airspace during the Olympics, officials said. Athens organisers were given support by NATO surveillance planes in 2004 at the first summer games since the September 2001 attacks against the United States. Yu Zaiqing, vice-president of the Chinese Olympic Committee, said China would not seek outside assistance. 'With Greece there was a lot of coastline so it was very difficult to keep ...

  7. Beijing boosts security as attack fears grow

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the semi-official agency said. Quoting an unspecified security expert with the International Olympic Committee, it said Beijing's shift in focus from hosting the best Games ever to ensuring a safe ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing All vehicles travelling into Beijing will be checked under new measures to boost security for the Olympic Games in the face of what state media called unprecedented ...

  8. Beijing to reactivate Olympic security plan for anniversary

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Beijing authorities announced yesterday that they will reactivate the blanket security plan used for last year's Olympics in the run-up to the 60th anniversary ... for the city. The other system will be set up on the city's main internal roads, according to Xinhua. Uniformed and plain-clothes police will also monitor sensitive areas such as financial centres, ...

  9. Xinjiang terror top threat to Olympics: security official

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

    ... Al Guo in Beijing Meng Hongwei names three dangers to event A senior public security official has named what Beijing perceives as the three top security threats to the Olympic Games ... yesterday, Meng Hongwei, deputy minister of public security, said the three threats were international terrorist groups, the East Turkestan Islamic Movement and mainland criminals. Since last year, ...

  10. Concerns over Olympics as Uygurs linked to terror camp

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... people must be widely mobilised to support and take part in the Olympic security work,' he said. 'At the same time, we must actively increase international co-operation to form a joint ... bureau said. Rights groups say that China is using Olympic security as an excuse to crack down on internal dissent, particularly in Xinjiang and Tibet, the scene of the March 14 riots ...




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