Chinese forces show their might at security drill

Chinese forces have foiled mock riots and rappelled from buildings to free hostages in Olympic security drills designed to display the country’s readiness for anything at the Beijing Games.

The show of force comes days after the head of Interpol warned there was a “real possibility” that the Games would be targeted by terrorists, and as the Olympic torch is dogged by anti-Chinese protests as it makes its way around the world.

“The Beijing city commission will firmly carry out the Olympic directives given by President Hu Jintao…,” Vice Minister of Public Security Liu Jing told the ceremony.

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