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No drones, drinking or dissent: China lays down law ahead of 70th anniversary

No drones, drinking or dissent: China lays down law ahead



As Beijing prepares to mark founding of PRC with a massive military parade, the Chinese leadership faces its most difficult chapter since 1989Kites. Balloons. Pigeons. Drones. Alcohol. The list of things that have been banned in the run up to the 70th anniversary of the founding of China keeps growing.As Beijing seeks to ensure the special day on 1 October goes off without a hint of a hitch, motorists have been told they must not refuel their cars or motorbikes on their own. There must be no use of walkie-talkies and other devices using radio waves. During rehearsals for a military parade to mark the day, those living near Tiananmen Square have been instructed “not to approach the windows” and to keep their curtains closed. In neighbouring Shanxi province, police and other public security staff have been forbidden from drinking spirits since 15 September. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/26/no-drones-drinking-or-dissent-china-lays-down-law-ahead-of-70th-anniversary

Author : Lily Kuo in Beijing

Publish date : 2019-09-26 07:39:28

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