Home / Government / Local Governments News Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read | Comment
Beijing sets up 40 anti-terror crack forces ahead of Olympics
Adjust font size:

Beijing authorities have set up 40 crack forces for fighting possible terrorism during the Beijing Olympics, the Beijing Times newspaper said Saturday.

The anti-terrorism teams, consisting of 188 experts, will be on duty around the clock from July 1 on, the report said, quoting a source with the Beijing municipal health bureau.

Their major tasks are to respond to biological attacks, nuclear and other radioactive accidents, bombing, chemical accidents or spreading infections, the newspaper said.

The command and control headquarters in the municipal government has constructed a network monitoring radioactive elements and inert gas leaks. Meanwhile, emergency rooms and outpatient desks in city-wide hospitals will immediately report any cases related to severe infectious diseases, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome and cholera, the newspaper said.

The anti-terror teams are equipped with satellite communication vehicles, which will transmit live footage of any accident site to the headquarters and enable distance evaluation on any accident.

The municipal health bureau has set up contingency plans for public health threats and is expected to publicize four-color threat alert system, with the color of red indicating the gravest threat, the newspaper said.

(Xinhua News Agency June 7, 2008)

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read
Pet Name
China Archives
Related >>
- Army steps up anti-terror training for Olympics
- Terrorist attack prevented for Olympics
- Marine Police Stage Anti-terrorist Drill for Olympics
- Counter-terrorism preparations for Olympics
- SCO to discuss counter-terrorism measures for Olympics
- Terrorism 'Big Threat' to Olympics
- Police Get Anti-terrorism Training for Olympics
Most Viewed >>
- Missing helicopter found near Yingxiu
- End of road for cushy gov't jobs
- Full Text: Report on the Work of the Government
- Macao to kick off border checkpoint expansion
- Sichuan deposes 15 officials for malpractice
Questions and Answers More
Q: What kind of law is there in place to protect pandas?
A: In order to put the protection of giant pandas and other wildlife under the law, the Chinese government put the protection of rare animals and plants into the Constitution.
Useful Info
- Who's Who in China's Leadership
- State Structure
- China's Political System
- China's Legislative System
- China's Judicial System
- Mapping out 11th Five-Year Guidelines
- Chinese Embassies
- International Department, Central Committee of CPC
- State Organs Work Committee of CPC
- United Front Work Department, Central Committee of CPC