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China Offers Rewards for Olympic Security Tips


Chinese authorities are offering generous rewards to anyone who provides information on security threats during the Olympic Games.

A report Friday by China's state-run Xinhua news agency says individuals could receive as much as $73,000 for tips over the next several months, from July 10 to October 31.

Beijing authorities say rewards would be paid for substantial information on terrorist attacks and groups planning to sabotage the games, such as, they say, the Falun Gong.

Rewards would also be paid for information regarding the deaths of individuals involved in the Olympics and foreigners.

The Chinese government announced this week that it has already broken up five alleged terrorist groups and arrested more than 80 people suspected of plotting to sabotage the Olympics.

China says terrorism is the biggest threat to the Olympic Games.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.

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