The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) held an anti-terror drill in east China's Qingdao City Wednesday to test its capabilities in dealing with possible terrorist attacks using chemical weapons during the sailing events of the 2008 Olympic Games.
Most events will be held in the Chinese capital Beijing apart from the sailing competitions in Qingdao, Shandong Province and the equestrian events in Hong Kong.
A chemical detachment of the PLA Navy conducted the two-hour drill, which included moving local residents to safer places, examining the chemical toxicity and cleaning-up chemicals in the affected area.
The Navy detachment has been assigned to take up the job during the Olympic Games, and over the past six months, the troops have been busy training for combating terror attacks with the use of chemical weapons.
(Xinhua News Agency April 7, 2006)