Beijing, China (WiredPRNews.com) — In keeping with Chinese tradition of being well behaved and tame-mannered, the summer Olympic Games organizers have written a warning accompanied by an extensive list of what will and will not be tolerated during the event.
On Monday, the Games organizers issued a document that warned that a key element to the recent news of the games — protesting without permission — is banned and will not be tolerated. A report by Reuters explained, “The extensive list, written only in Chinese and put on the organisers’ official website (www.beijing2008.cn), also said that purchase of Olympics’ tickets did not guarantee the holder would automatically get a Chinese visa. Entry would be banned to anyone who was intent on “subversion” upon arriving in China, those with mental illnesses and sexually transmitted diseases and people who wished to engage in prostitution, the rules read.”
The rules stressed the importance of maintaining the utmost of respect and reverence to the country of China while keeping in consideration the laws and protocol of the conservative nation. In an effort to lay down guidelines of the strictly enforced and “stability obsessed” nation, the standard government procedures such as visas, permits and entertainment specifications have been put under tight control prior to the Olympic games.
Of the estimated 500,000 overseas foreigners expected to attend the games, all visitors are required to provide personal identification documents such as passports and visas. These extra precautions are being taken on the heels of the widely publicized Tibetan protests that have plagued the Olympic torch ceremonies over the past months.
“The government has denied keeping a blacklist of what it considers potentially troublemaking journalists, but is desperate to avoid activists from human rights or pro-Tibet groups from staging protests at the Games, hence tougher visa controls.”
Wired News Reporter