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China Security Issued Blacklist of 43 Types of People in 11 Categories to Be Barred from Attending Olympic Games

Posted by radiofreechina on November 9, 2007

Religious People Under Strict Scrutiny

By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries

MIDLAND, TEXAS (ANS) China Aid Association (CAA) has told ANS that it has learned from “reliable internal Chinese government sources” that in April of 2007, the Ministry of Public Security of the Chinese government issued a general nation-wide order, requiring strict examinations on all people both in China and overseas who will participate in the Olympic Games.

“These include members of the Olympic Committee, athletes, media and sponsors,” said a CAA spokesperson. “With this, they also provide a list of 43 types of people in 11 categories to be barred from attending the Olympic Games.”

CAA stated that in early April of 2007, the Ministry of Public Security secretly issued to public security departments throughout the country a document entitled “Notice on Strict Background Check on Applicants for the Olympic Games and the Test Events.” This is the origin of the “43-type & 11-category” blacklist.

Here are the 11 categories of people:
1. Antagonistic elements
2. Adherents of Falun Gong, other cults and harmful Qigong organizations
3. Religious extremists and religious infiltrators
4. Secessionists of ethnic minorities
5. Media employees who can harm the Olympic Games
6. Non-government organizations engaging in activities that can pose a real threat to the Olympic Games
7. Dangerous elements, key petitioners and other people who have serious grievances against the Party
8. People for whom the judicial authorities have filed a case for investigation or have adopted forced criminal or administrative measures
9. Criminals under surveillance, on probation, parole, medical parole or criminals deprived of their political rights or serving their sentence outside the prison, and people placed in the programs of reformation through labor or serving their sentence outside the reformation centers
10. Terrorists
11. Members of illegal organizations.

The spokesperson added, “While CAA understands the legitimate security concern during the Olympics, nevertheless we urges the Chinese government to be more transparent regarding the preparation of 2008 Beijing Olympics.

“We call upon the Chinese government not to use the Olympics as a cover to engage crackdown on peaceful people of faith both in China and abroad.”

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