China has agreed to cooperate with other countries and Interpol
regarding security issues during the Beijing Olympics according to a joint
declaration issued in conjunction with foreign security
organizations on Tuesday.
The declaration vowed to strengthen communication and enhance
cooperation to ensure a safe and harmonious Olympic Games in
The declaration was made at the closing of the International
Conference on Security Cooperation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics
organized by China's Ministry of Public Security and the Organizing
Committee for the Beijing Olympic Games.
Representatives of law enforcement organizations from 32
countries and regions and officials from the International Criminal
Police Organization (Interpol) and the Shanghai Cooperation
Organization agreed to the declaration.
It stated that in order to create a favorable security
environment for the Olympics, all parties would strengthen
international anti-terrorism cooperative efforts to prevent and
combat sabotage of the Olympic Games.
The parties would also support China in taking measures to
strengthen border control, entry and exit management. They would
scrupulously prevent the illegal entry of members of terrorist
organizations and weapons, ammunition, explosives and nuclear,
biochemical and radiological substances.
The parties would assist China in checking personnel,
intelligence and conducting investigations and evidence gathering
so as to jointly combat violent and terrorist activities.
The parties would also strengthen intelligence collection and
risk evaluation. They would conduct in-depth analysis regarding the
international security situation and put forward security
requirements for specific delegations during the Olympic Games, the
The law enforcement organizations of the countries and cities
hosting the Olympic Torch Relay will take all necessary security
measures to jointly ensure the smooth progression of the Torch
The parties also agreed to share successful experiences in
preventing and handling emergencies. They agreed to exchange
substantial regulations and practices, such as law enforcement
policies, force deployment, quick reaction, field control, traffic
management, emergency rescue, and public opinion guidance.
(Xinhua News Agency September 12, 2007)