In the lead-up to the 2008 Olympics, HRIC has been monitoring key aspects of preparations for the Beijing Games, including sponsorships, venue construction and the Chinese government's commitments as host of the Games. This update focuses on security preparations for the Olympics, with an emphasis on the use of advanced technology to secure Beijing and the Games. It also examines human rights concerns raised by the installation of this sophisticated security apparatus. Finally, this update explores the role of international corporations in security preparations, and presents available information about contracts that have already been reached.
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