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Beijing Prepares For 2008 Olympics

The Beijing Morning Post reported yesterday that Beijing city is considering shutting down factories within city limits, giving workers a 16-day holiday and allowing foreigners to worship in groups (which is officially banned) during the 2008 Olympic period.

Beijing Prepares For 2008 Olympics.
Chinese Olympic officials stressed no firm decisions have been reached but other proposals cited in the Beijing Morning Post include plans to hospitalize the mentally ill and expelling the city's beggar population and some of the estimated 1 million migrant workers for the duration of the Games.

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