China: Ridiculous security measures for 18th party congress

People gather in front of the screen displaying the words “18th party congress” at Tiananmen Square

SCMP reports: “Following the ill fate of taxis and fruit knives, toy planes in Beijing are also facing a crackdown ahead of the 18th party congress.

“Residents in Beijing now need to present their identification cards to purchase a remote-controlled toy plane, Beijing Youth Daily reported on Thursday. The procedure is almost as strict as boarding a real airplane.

“Authorities apparently regard toy planes more ‘threatening’ than real ones. Perhaps it is because toy planes can be harder for the police to monitor – plus, these pilots don’t need any licence.”

“Popular Sina weibo user Zuoyeben made a list of new “Sparta” rules in Beijing:

  1. Knives and scissors are forbidden on trains.
  2. Travellers’ crotches are subjected to airport security check up.
  3. Passengers need to fill out a form for taxi rides on Chang An Street.
  4. Rear windows of taxis can no longer be opened.
  5. Music concerts are postponed.
  6. Knives are no longer for sale.
  7. Outdoor shootings of big motion pictures are postponed.
  8. Releasing balloons is banned.
  9. Private jets are forbidden to fly.
  10. Trucks are banned within Beijing’s 5th Ring road.
  11. ID cards are required to buy remote-controlled toy planes.
  12. Schools are forbidden to organise field trips.
  13. Massage salons are asked to remain open in the evenings.”

The positive side of those measures is: At least, the authorities know how unpopular they are.

Source: SCMP “Toy planes targeted in Beijing’s newest ‘Sparta’ rule”
 


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