A visual guide to policing and security equipment in China. August 2008.

2008 Beijing Olympics special issue providing visual reference guide for journalist and researchers to help identify security and police equipment supplied to China.

Recent media reports have highlighted the role of foreign countries and companies supplying the infrastructure for China’s police and security institutions. Much of this infrastructure and equipment will be visible during the Beijing Olympics, providing an opportunity to verify some of these claims, and to determine whether foreign-supplied equipment is used in compliance with human rights standards. This special newsletter is intended to provide a visual reference guide for interested journalists and researchers to identify security and policing equipment which may have been supplied to China, and may be used around the Beijing Olympics. If you see some of this or other equipment being used around the Beijing Olympics, please get in touch, and we can help you identify the equipment.