18th Party Congress Dos and Don’ts

The 18th Party Congress, which opens today in Beijing, will decide the leadership of China for the next decade. Security in the capital is tight–authorities are watching for everything from pigeons to explosives. Netizens share some examples of how they are  “welcoming” the congress: Notice Honored Guest: In compliance with instructions from the police, in order to coordinate with the opening of the 18th Party Congress, all hotels must institute “real name, real number, real situation, real time” registration practices. All stored guest luggage must be opened and inspected. We apologize for any inconvenience. Meeting Notice To ensure the security, order and stability of the neighborhood during the 18th Party Congress period, the Huajiadi Police Station and Huajiadi Community Party Committee will hold an 18th Party Congress security deployment meeting for neighborhood internal work units at 2:30 p.m., November 2, 2012 at the Huajiadi Community Party Committee Building’s second floor meeting room (location: ancillary building attached to Huajiadi building #9). We kindly ask either the person in charge or the legal representative of each work unit to please arrive on time. Huajiadi Police Station
Huajiadi Community Party Committee
November 1, 2012 November 1, 2012 Team 4 Drivers: To ensure the smooth opening of the 18th Party Congress, the transportation office is requiring the drivers of all operating vehicles to remove the cranks from the rear windows. However, some drivers have yet to comply with the directive. On-road inspections begin tomorrow. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. [Notice] Notice Regarding the Temporary Closing of all 5d6d-level Forums
Related Tags: 18th Party Congress, forums, effect Dear Forum Administrators: Due to circumstances beyond our control, all 5d6d-level forums will be temporarily closed during the 18th Party Congress. Period of Closure: November 7, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. until the complete closing of the Congress ...
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One Response to 18th Party Congress Dos and Don’ts

  1. Will says:

    Do these few examples of the myriad restrictions levied by the party-state during the 18th Party Congress smack of control freakery?