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Beijing imposes tight control during the upcoming military parade

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(BOXUN) To ensure the air quality and security for the September 3, 2015 military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the victory over Japan in World War II, Beijing and the surrounding provinces and cities have instituted a series of control measures.

To ensure blue skies, the authorities have ordered that from August 20 to September 3, Beijing and the surrounding areas will impose temporary control measures on motor vehicles, industrial enterprises, coal-fired power plants and construction projects. Factories will without exception be shut down and coal boilers will stop burning. Anxin County, Hebei Province has gone so far as to prohibit local residents from using cooking stoves.

On Thursday August 20, the Beijing Municipal Government issued a notice that from midnight August 19 to midnight September 3, automobiles can only use city roads every other day (license plates ending in even numbers on even-numbered days, odd-numbered plates on odd ones). Nearby cities including Tianjin and Shijiazhuang have also implemented this measure.

Beijing officials also announced that beginning on Friday, August 28, seven provinces will begin “emissions reductions” in an effort to reduce pollutants by more than 40 percent.

Also a number of management measures have been initiated to ensure the safe and smooth progress of the parade.

The Palace Museum in the Forbidden City will be closed for two weeks and some other tourist attractions will be shuttered. Shops near Chang’an Avenue are required to suspend business. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Air Traffic Control also said that between 9:30 and 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, Beijing Capital Airport and Nanyuan airport will be closed. According to media disclosures, the “Beijing Subway Outage Notice” says that starting at midnight September 2 subway service will be suspended on the number one line, and trains will not stop at second, fourth, ninth and tenth line stations. A total of 253 city bus lines will be affected, with service on 69 lines suspended completely.

Netizens have revealed that cars without Beijing permits will not be able to refuel in Beijing. Sinopec Beijing Oil Company has also issued a notice that all Beijing Eastern District gas stations, Western District Financial Street stations near Chang’an Avenue, and Xuanwumen area gas stations will be closed for renovation on September 3.

Mail to Beijing and real-name acceptance system express mail will only be delivered to people showing a valid ID card. Restaurants near Tiananmen Square have issued notices that patrons will have to show an identity card or register with personal information in order to eat.

To prevent fires, Beijing work unit cafeterias cannot use cooking stoves. In addition Beijing’s “North Garden community” issued a red seal notice: “Beijing Gaobeidian District 903 Resolution.” In it residents promise not to watch or videotape the parade, not open doors and windows, not use cooking fuel and even cut off main switches.

In addition, the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television requires China Central Television (CCTV) and all regional networks to suspend broadcasting all entertainment programs and continuously play anti-Japanese dramas.

The Wall Street Journal reported that in order to commemorate the victory of the war of resistance against Japan, Beijing has become a “Forbidden City.”

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