Exaggerated Security Measures in China for Military Parade

Exaggerated Security Measures in China for Military Parade
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Apart from purchasing cell phone cards, bicycles (in Tianjin), train tickets, kitchen knives (in Beijing), birth control pills (in Fujian), netizens are mocking the fact that going to the restroom will also be part of the Real-name system.

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To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory in the War of Resistance against Japan, China will hold a military parade in Beijing on September. Chinese authorities have activated the most rigorous security control in history, and even going to the restroom will be regulated.

An announcement was posted on the wall of a public restroom in Beijing stating that users of the toilet will have to register their identification card number, cell phone number, gender and the estimated amount of time they will be in the restroom. People even have to fill in their “kind of defecation." Chinese netizens have mocked that not even the Eight-Nation Alliance implemented similar regulations.

CNA reports, Beijing has implemented a number of measures, including using real names for package deliveries, 100 percent airport security check, the Beijing Palace Museum, Lama Temple and Mao Ze-dong Memorial Hall will also be temporarily closed to the public. The China National Tourism Administration has also asked travel agencies to reduce the amount of tours to the Tiananmen Square area.

Epoch Times reports, a photo showing a notice posted outside a restaurant has been circulating around the Internet as well. The notice states that the local police station has requested customers to show their identification card and let restaurants take down their identification card number, name and cell phone number in cooperation of the military parade rehearsal. Many people say these security regulations are too intrusive.

NTDTV reports, China has implemented the Real-name System on increasingly more affairs in recent years. Apart from purchasing cell phone cards, bicycles (in Tianjin), train tickets, kitchen knives (in Beijing), birth control pills (in Fujian), netizens are mocking the fact that going to the restroom will also be part of the system. Some netizens say if criminals have the intention to commit a crime, the Real-name System won’t be that much of a help.

Translated by Olivia Yang

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