Guangdong to security check on all entry points for Asian Games
The move aims to ensure a smooth and successful Asian Games in this southern province, which borders the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions.
The 16th Asian Games will be held in Guangdong between Nov 12 and 27.
A large drill will be conducted at Guangzhou’s Baiyun international airport to check passengers and products on Sept 12, while similar ones will take place in bus terminals, railway stations, ports and other public places in the following months.
Chen Jiping, deputy secretary-general of the Party’s central political and legislative affairs committee, said the country has the responsibility to ensure a smooth and successful sports gala.
"The host province of Guangdong should do what it can to ensure social security and stability for a smooth and successful Asian Games," said Chen, who is also deputy director of the central committee for comprehensive management of public security.
Meanwhile, Chen urged Guangdong’s neighboring regions to actively cooperate with Guangdong to maintain good social order for the Asian Games.
Liang Weifa, director-general of the Guangdong provincial department of public security, said the upcoming Asian Games is another important international sports event in China, following Beijing’s Olympic Games in 2008.
"Guangdong will use the successful security experiences from the Beijing Olympic Games and Shanghai Expo for reference and expand cooperation with neighboring provinces and regions in maintaining social security and stability for the Asian Games," Liang said.
Chen and Liang made their remarks at an Asian Games security coordination work conference on Wednesday.
During the conference, Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan and Hainan provinces and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region signed a cooperative contract of security for the Asian Games.
In their contracts, Guangdong’s neighboring provinces and regions promised to do what they can to intercept and inspect all suspect vessels, vehicles and aircraft on their way to Guangdong. Priority will be given to fight crime and improve social security in the coming months.
Postal departments in Jiangxi province will require local people to use their real names when they mail parcels and letters to Guangdong during the Games.
Guangzhou is determined to make the 2010 Asian Games "the most successful and the largest in history", and is the second Chinese city to hold the Asian Games, following Beijing in 1990.
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