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IDs, Please! Seriously

Beijing is clean, safe and less populated these days. And Chinese authorities are certainly serious about security of the Olympics. The following information in Chinese blogosphere may give us a clue on how this is being done,...

China Steps Up Scrutiny of a Minority in Beijing

From New York Times: Every morning at 9 a.m., they are at his door. The police come to the small room the young Uighur cook shares with several other Uighurs to check their papers — and to see if there are new arrivals from his...

South Korean Arrested in Air China Bomb Threat

AP reports on an email threat against Air China flights, allegedly made by a South Korean man living in Japan: Lee Hyon-sa, 33, was arrested early Sunday, police spokesman Satoshi Idonuma said. Kyodo News said Lee turned himself...

China Says Security Drive Enters Decisive Stage

As the 16 police officers killed in the violent attack in Kashgar were mourned, officials vowed to defend against any terrorist actions during the Games. From Reuters: Officials attending the funeral called the bomb attack...

Is Beijing Ready for the Olympics?

Li Zhiqi (李志起 ), a Beijing businessman and blogger writes on his blog, partially translated by CDT: On my way back to home the day before yesterday, I saw fireworks in the sky above the Olympics Village. It was the rehearsal for...

Few Details Emerge About Kashgar Attack

Authorities have released a few more details about the attack on border police in Kashgar, Xinjiang, though foreign reporters have had a hard time confirming the details and have been forcibly prevented from reporting on the...

China’s Mines Lie Eerily Quiet For Olympics

From Sydney Morning Herald: The neat graffiti on mine workers’ cottages advertises “frozen coffin” services for those who die unexpectedly far from home. But lately business has been terrible. Routine parts of...

China Cracks Down on Nightlife

As part of China’s effort to clean up Beijing before the Olympics, officials have been more stringently regulating bars, night clubs, and even parties in homes. From the Seattle Times: With the Olympic Games just six days...

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...

China Clamps Down On Business Visas

From AP: Business travel appears to be the latest victim of China’s ever-tightening security crackdown before the Beijing Olympics. Government officials confirmed Thursday that visas for business people will be tougher to...

Beijing To Set Up Olympic Protest Zones In Parks

From AP: Beijing will set up specially designated zones for protesters during next month’s Olympics, a security official said Wednesday, in a sign China’s authoritarian government may allow some demonstrations during...

Across China, Security Instead of Celebration

From The Washington Post: Shortly after dawn on July 9, the local government here bused several thousand students and office workers into a public square and lined them up in front of a vocational school. As the spectators...

Perception Is China’s Olympic Competition

From Chicago Tribune: Decades in the making, China’s march to the Olympics is nearly complete, but one might never have imagined that preparations would reach as far into the corners of Chinese daily life as this: a...

China Issues Anti-Terror Guide For Olympic Games

From AP: Remain calm, don’t fight back and try to send a text message to the police. That’s how Chinese police have advised people to respond if captured by terrorists during next month’s Olympic Games, the...

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