Extra security checks for air passengers for Olympics

July 8th, 2008 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, July 8 (IANS) The passengers at the Chinese airports will undergo extra security check before entering airport complexes across the country, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said. The special measure is aimed at raising the security level at the airports and preventing anyone from carrying explosives, inflammables or other materials that can be used to disrupt the Beijing Olympic Games, the CAAC said.

Passengers at 20 major airports will undergo thorough security checks, and people caught carrying such materials will be dealt with strictly in accordance with the law.

The new security checks will be in addition to the normal ones, mandatory for every passenger, and people wishing to see off their relatives and friends inside the airport terminal buildings will also have to go through security checks, according to the China Daily.

The measure will be in force at the six mainland cities hosting the Olympic events, their “alternative airports” and all those in the Xinjiang Uygur and the Tibet autonomous regions.

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