Beijing slaps ban on flights of fancy | Shanghai Daily

The story appears on

Page A7

September 16, 2009

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Nation

Beijing slaps ban on flights of fancy

BEIJING has widened a ban on flying activities to include pigeon racing and kite flying in its latest efforts to beef up security ahead of National Day celebrations.

The ban, effective from yesterday until October 8, applies to sports, recreational and advertising flight activities in the capital.

Li Runhua, head of the public security squadron of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, said people were banned from releasing pigeons and flying kites and balloons.

Li encouraged residents to report to police if they see suspicious flying objects.

Police started to check every vehicle entering Beijing at nearly 200 major road intersections and security check points yesterday.

Police will check drivers' and passengers' ID and confiscate imitation guns, fireworks and knives until October 8.

More than 7,000 police have patrolled the city's major roads and CBD since August 22.





 

Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend