2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 9:02 PM
On Monday, the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee (BOCOG) issued a set of "legal guidelines" for foreigners visiting China during the Games, including a list of six types of foreigners that are not welcome. Shanghaiist and The Wall Street Journal's China blog have summarized the key points (see links below).
But it must be said that The Shanghai Daily did a better job of describing the rules, at least if comic timing is the measure:
After September, things will revert to normal.
But even the Shanghai Daily report did not list, one by one, the six types of foreigners not welcome. This is a translation of the list of the unwelcome foreigners (the original Chinese is linked below and in the screen shot above):
So it's pretty clear: No hookers, pimps, dealers, terrorists, activists, revolutionaries, missionaries, demonstrators, pornographers, gun nuts, maniacs, sufferers of mental diseases, carriers of infectious diseases, poisonous snake collectors, beggars or drunkards.
But the rest of you are welcome in Beijing in August 2008.
And you can bring Fido.
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