Confusion Over Demolition of Beijing Newsstands

Confusion Over Demolition of Beijing Newsstands

’ Cao Siqi reports on the mysterious demolition (or relocation, according to local authorities) of 72 newsstands in Beijing’s Chaoyang district since July 31st. Operators claim that authorized stands have been removed without explanation or details about , and that some of their number have been detained.

Since July 31, 72 newsstands have reportedly been demolished. The newsstands received a verbal notification at noon and were removed at midnight without any reasons being provided and no official documents shown to the newsstand operators before , the reported on Saturday.

Local authorities meanwhile engaged in a blame among different departments.

[…] However, the department responsible for the removal has not yet been identified, said an official with Post under the State Post Bureau, adding that “the one who removed the newsstands should bear the economic losses.” [Source]

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