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Wednesday, 11 May 2005

Beijing Olympics Terror Target

China has warned that the 2008 Olympics in Beijing will be a top terror target, security forces and intelligence gathering with other countries will therefore be upgraded.

Beijing has outlined security plans for the Games, and will utilise foreign expertise and subway, taxi and bus drivers.

Qiang Wei, deputy Communist Party Secretary of Beijing, said:

"As a massive gathering of thousands of athletes, coaches, journalists and leading officials from more 200 countries, the Olympic Games is one of the prime targets for terrorists who want to make worldwide unrest,"


"Apart from mobilising domestic resources, Beijing will team up with the security institutions of other countries during its preparations for the Games."

China has invited several leading police officials from six other capitals, including Moscow, to attend a forum in Beijing.

The aim, according to Qiang Wei, is to work together; quote:

"In the future, we will try to work with many more cities, especially those that have hosted the Olympic Games, to learn about their experiences,".

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