Ministry of Public Security’s Olympics Scrutiny Notice Reveals CCP’s Desperation, Violation of Human Rights, and Opposition to the Olympic Spirit

Recently, Chinese authorities sent out the following directive: Since
early-April, the Chinese police have been secretly issuing “Notification on
Strictly Carrying Out Background Investigations on Candidates for the Olympics
and Performing a Pre-Selection Screening” to each province, autonomous region,
police stations and bureaus in municipalities directly under the Central
Government. In the notification, after removing the “Three Representatives,” other
falsehoods, big sounding but empty words and bureaucratic jargon, what's left reveals the evil Party's weakness, and clearly
shows that it is against the Olympics spirit and violates human rights. Please
find below the language on the investigative directive:

I. Background Investigation on Individuals:

1. International Olympic Committee (“IOC”) members, including:

(1) IOC members and guests invited by the Officials of international sports

(2) Officials of the International Sports Federations, referees and their invited guests.

(3) National and regional IOC members, including athletes, officials of
delegations and officials attending the Olympics.

(4) Officials of the Executive Committee in the Organization Committee of
the Host Country, host city mayor, host city leadership in the government and
their invited important guests.

(5) Host city for the next Olympics and representatives from other cities
applying for hosting the next Olympics.

(6) Sponsors who have signed contracts with the IOC.

(7) Athletes and Delegations.

2. Media: Media who purchased broadcasting rights and institutions who
purchased broadcasting rights.

3. All Olympic staff members, including IOC employees, volunteers,
contractors, security and temporary staff, and all others falling in that

II. Benchmarks for Background Investigation:

Anyone who falls into the following 43 categories, subdivided further into 11
different subcategories, must be excluded from the Olympics Games and

1. China's Enemies:

(1) Overseas hostile forces and hostile organization members.

(2) Key individuals in ideological fields.

(3) Individuals who disturb social stability.

(4) Hostile individuals in Mainland China.

(5) Individuals who were handicapped during riots and those who endanger
society and family members of deceased people.

(6) Individuals who were sentenced because they committed
counter-revolutionary or other crimes and are thus considered a threat to
national security, close relatives of such individuals, and individuals who
have close ties to them.

(7) Individuals who escaped overseas and any suspicious associates.

2. Falun Gong and Other (slanderous term deleted) Organization and
Members of Other Harmful Qigong

(1) Falun Gong and other (slanderous term deleted) organization
members, associated organization who are supporting Falun Gong.

(2) Members of 14 organizations that are evil cult organizations and
assumed the mantle of religions, those that were identified by relevant state
agencies and, members of seven existing evil cult organizations.

(3) Members of the 14 risky qigong associations that were identified by
state agencies.

3. Religious Extremists and Members of such Religions

(1) Members' illegal organizations that reside locally or abroad.

(2) Individuals who were arrested or sentenced for being engaged in
unlawful religious activities.

(3) Individuals who are active in illegal religious activities.

(4) Individuals who distribute illegal religious books and audio-video

(5) Individuals who form unlawful religious groups, organizations, schools
and other such sites, as well as other religious entities not sanctioned by
the state.

4. National Separatists

(1) Members of the “Three Forces” in the Xinjiang Autonomous
Region and individuals supporting them locally and abroad.

(2) Dalai Lama's Government of Tibet in Exile and members of its affiliated

(3) Individuals who partake in parades, demonstrations and protest
activities with the goal of breaking up nations.

(4) People who offer financial support to national separatist groups or

5. Media People who endanger the Olympic Games:

(1) Staff of any foreign media hostile to the People's Republic of China.

(2) Staff of media who publish anti-communist articles and those who
viciously slander the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the Chinese

6. Non-governmental organizations involved in activities that pose a threat
to the Olympic Games:

(1) Foreign non-governmental organizations that are supported by foreign
governments and who are known to be involved in penetrating, overthrowing and
destruction of the CCP and the Chinese government.

(2) All members in different non-governmental organizations who are likely
to jeopardize the Beijing Olympic Games.

7. Dangerous elements, consistent appealers and other individuals who are
known to be strongly discontent with the CCP

(1) Individuals who show strong discontent with the CCP and Chinese

(2) Individuals who file consistently troublesome law-suits or appeal to
higher authorities for support.

(3) Individuals who bring foreign lawsuits in cooperation with overseas

8. Individuals who filed for investigation and prosecution by judicial
authorities, or those under criminal and administrative orders.

(1) Individuals who filed a complaint with public security authorities

(2) Individuals who are under residential surveillance and out on bail
while awaiting trial and those with restricted liberty.

(3) Individuals who once were detained or arrested as suspects of criminal
activities and were released without being fully cleared.

(4) All individuals at large and escapees.

(5) Individuals with warrants against them and individuals under

(6) Criminal suspects by the border control.

9. Criminal elements who are on parole or probationary supervision, who are
awaiting sentencing, who are released on parole, or released on bail for medical
treatment, who are deprived of political rights, or others who received a
sentence but are under home detention and those who were sentenced to labor
re-education and rehabilitation and whose labor re-education sentence or other
type of sentence was commuted.

(1) Criminals who are sentenced to home detention and are under
supervision, whose political rights were taken and who were given a suspended

(2) Criminals who were sentenced and released on parole, and whose sentence
was commuted to temporary home detention but continue to be under surveillance
and who are serving criminal detention outside a detention center.

(3) Individuals who are sentenced to serve labor re-education outside the
re-education labor center.

(4) Individuals who were released on bail for medical treatment and those
who asked to be released under such a program.

10. Violent terrorists

(1) Members of terrorist organizations.

(2) Individuals who offer support and assistance to terrorist organizations
or their members.

(3) Relatives of members of terrorist organizations or individuals know to
have close relationship with such members.

11. Members of illegal organizations

(1) Individuals who are members of unlawful political organizations.

(2) Individuals who carry out activities in the name of the organizations
that are not lawfully registered.

(3) Individuals serving in any capacity an illegal organization.
Individuals who establish ties with such organization, and individuals who
instigate discontentment toward the CCP through Internet.

The notification requires Public Security Agencies and Bureaus in all
provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the auspices of
the central government to give priority to this directive and assign it top
priority status. Group leaders are to be established at all levels. Deputy
leaders responsible for public security in Mainland China must assume full
responsibility. All related departments must cooperate. It is vital to keep this
order and all associated activities secrets and not to assign it to others. It
is of utmost importance to give the look of an easygoing environment to the
outside, but in fact keep a firm handle on all activities. Members from the
“Two non-s” organizations, Falun Gong practitioners and individuals
who appeal to higher authorities for help, should all be monitored closely, and
kept on a tight leash. No reason will be given to the public why anyone may not
be allowed to be present at the event. Everything has to be kept confidential.

Posting date: 29/May/2007
Original article date: 25/May/2007
Category: News from China


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