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Old Nov 9, 05, 12:52 pm
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China Hotel Alert

Came across this today. Have not substantiated this...maybe someone
knows more info.

November 09, 2005
Terror in the Middle Kingdom?
It seems that even in China, Americans cannot escape the strong arm of Osama bin Laden. According to the US Embassy in Beijing, “Chinese police advised hotels that Islamic extremist elements could be planning to attack four and five star hotels in China sometime over the course of the next week

Even if you do not share the paranoia of the Bush administration, you might be relieved to learn the Chinese police are hot on the case. “Chinese authorities have assured the Embassy that they are taking appropriate security measures and investigating the possible threat thoroughly. American citizens visiting Chinese four and five star hotels should review their plans carefully, remain vigilant with regard to their personal security, and exercise caution.”
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Old Nov 9, 05, 12:58 pm
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Beijing Embassy Message

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Beijing Broadcast of November 9, 2005

The Embassy has learned that Chinese police advised hotels that Islamic extremist elements could be planning to attack four and five star hotels in China sometime over the course of the next week. Chinese authorities have assured the Embassy that they are taking appropriate security measures and investigating the possible threat thoroughly. American citizens visiting Chinese four and five star hotels should review their plans carefully, remain vigilant with regard to their personal security, and exercise caution. Reports should be made to local police if one notices unusual activities in or around these areas.

Americans living or traveling in China are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy in Beijing through the State Department's travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov. Americans without Internet access may register directly with the U.S. Embassy by calling (86)(10) 6532-3431 x5344. By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency.

U.S. citizens planning to travel to China should consult the Department of State's country-specific Public Announcements, Travel Warnings, Consular Information Sheets, the Worldwide Caution Public Announcement and other information, available at http://travel.state.gov. Up-to-date information on security conditions can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 in the U.S. and for callers outside the U.S. and Canada a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.
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Old Nov 10, 05, 9:55 am
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Smile China rejects terrorism threat on star-rated hotels

China rejects terrorism threat on star-rated hotels
(Kyodo) _ A threat of terrorist attacks on luxury hotels ahead of U.S. President George W. Bush's China visit next week was fabricated by a foreigner, a government spokesman said Thursday.
The U.S. Embassy, which issued a written warning to its citizens in China on Wednesday, also issued a retraction on Thursday.

A foreigner used anonymous means to spread the threat, and Chinese police never warned any of the four-star and five-star hotels said to be threatened, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao.

"We noticed the relevant news and with the related public security departments immediately checked into it," Liu said at a press briefing. "The so-called remark that 'four-star and five-star hotels will suffer an attack' was announced by some foreigner through anonymous means.

"Hotels in China are safe," he said, adding that the Foreign Ministry had the "most reliable information" of any source.
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Old Nov 10, 05, 10:52 am
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Retracted by US embassy warden:

http://www.usembassy-china.org.cn/sh...rdenthreat.htm

Interesting the Canadians also ran a simmilar alert (or so i hear)

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Old Nov 10, 05, 11:00 am
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[QUOTE"The so-called remark that 'four-star and five-star hotels will suffer an attack' was announced by some foreigner through anonymous means.
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Laowai have big mouth!
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