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Published 05/29/2007 | Featured Articles and Highlights
May 25, 2007
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 Test” 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 associations.
(2) Officials of the International Single Item Sports Association, 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 category.
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 competitions:
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 anti-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 products.
(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 organizations.
(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 activities.
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 government.
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 government.
(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 forces.
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 investigation.
(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 sentence.
(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: 5/25/2007
Original article date: 5/25/2007
Category: Eyewitness Accounts
Translated on 5/21/2007
Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2007/5/21/155261.html
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