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Securing the Olympics

Eric Setzekorn shares what he is seeing on the ground in Beijing, from The China Beat blog: More than any state-of-the-art sports complex or amazing athletic performance, many visitors will remember the Beijing Olympics as the world’s largest security event. In an effort to squelch any sort of protest or more serious terrorist act the government has instituted strict new rules

July 26, 2008

Photos from Full Dress Rehearsal of the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games

Following photos are all over Chinese blogs, BBS and video–sharing sites:

From Xinhua: The first full dress rehearsal of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games was held in secret at the National Stadium on Thursday night, reported China’s Central Television (CCTV). Tight security was deployed outside the stadium to keep the program of the three-and-a-half

July 26, 2008

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