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Monday, 15 January 2007

China Calls For International Olympic Co-operation

Chinahas called for a better exchange of intelligence information from other countries, in the run up to the 2008 Biejing Olympics.

Specifically the threat of terrorism lloms large.

The Olympic Security Command centre founded an International Liaison Department today, which is to improve co-operation with other nations.

Qiang Wei, chief of the Olympic Security Coordination Group and Beijing's deputy Communist Party chief, said:

"Safe Olympics are a common goal of the international society.

It cannot be achieved without sufficient international security cooperation

The Liaison Department will with the security organisations of other countries and with Interpol.

The Chinese police have established a website,, to inform the public in English, French and Chinese of their work and the security preparations for the Olympics.

Qiang added:

"The present-day world is still far from peaceful.

Olympic Games have been targeted by international terrorist groups. We, therefore, have to be highly alarmed and take pro-active measures in facing every possible threat

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