“Terror-free vacation” on China’s National Day

Xinhua reports that the Beijing municipal government has ordered the closure of Tiananmen Square to the pubic on the October 1st National Day, due to concerns about .

The article includes details about the “intense preparations” being made to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks during this holiday. No indication of an imminent threat is provided. Instead, these activities are represented as part of a new set of policies to prevent public disruption before and during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.



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