Thursday, June 21, 2007

Beijing 2008 - Unwanted Lists

If you have thought of going for next year's Olympic Games in China, you better make sure you are not part of the unwanted lists.

Doesn't mean if you are one of the International Olympic Committee ("IOC") members, you could be allowed into the Olympic Games. Yeah! it's that absurd. China's Ministry of Public Security are currently investigating various individuals that have to be there by virtue of their positions/occupations but China may not grant them entrance. At the end of each Olympic Games, a flag handover ceremony is usually done during the closing ceremony, right? The representatives from the next city would be represented, in this case London. Well, your representatives could be barred from entering China......hahaha. So, who's to take the flag then? What list am I talking about? Backgrounds of each people would be investigated and a benchmarks for the investigation were set too. Click here to view the list (in Chinese).

The Catholic guys didn't find it amuse and had published an article in their website, Independent Catholic News. It seems that Catholic believers have been singled out. Why? China is quite strict on the religion issue and they do not want religious people coming into the country to spread their influence in a communist state.

Extract of the statement by the China's Ministry of Public Security:-
* The banned groups will include members of religious groups not sanctioned by the state, including the underground Catholic and other Christian churches; "key individuals in ideological fields," "counter-revolutionary" figures, the Dalai Lama and all affiliates, "individuals who instigate discontentment toward the Chinese Communist Party through the Internet," and certain types of "handicapped" persons.

* Members of the indigenous religious group Falun Gong would be barred, as would "family members of deceased persons" killed in "riots" -- a euphemism for events such as the Tiananmen Massacre -- and Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province, which the regime brands "national separatists."

* Foreign athletes, members of the media, Olympic staff members, referees, sponsors, dignitaries, and the International Olympic Committee itself, will all be investigated, to determine whether they fall into any of the 43 categories.

Reading: China’s Ministry of Public Security Issues Secret Directive to Investigate and Bar Thousands Worldwide from Olympics - Falun Data Information Center
BEWARE! Or is it just a propaganda raised by Falun Gong?

Tags: Beijing 2008, Olympic Games, Catholic, Falun Gong, International Olympic Committee, Ministry of Public Security, China, Investigation, Dalai Lama, Chinese Communist Party, Communist



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