China secures visitors lodgings for military procession practices

People staying near Tiananmen Square in Beijing will stay in the hotel for 2 hours 12 hours this weekend so that the Chinese army can practice for the next parade celebrating 70 years of Communist rule Have been forced.

“Thank you for choosing Oriental Hyatt Grand Hyatt Beijing for your next capital visit,” read an email sent to Sebastian Powell, a travel blogger who posted the text of the message online. “October 1, 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and a large-scale government-led event will be held in the immediate vicinity of Chang’an Street to celebrate this important milestone. . ”

“I understand that access to the hotel may be partially or completely restricted, and I foresee that traffic may be impacted.” However, “ The words “partially” and “possible” mean many hard labors-rehearsals from the beginning of September, not only closed the hotel every weekend, but also eternally leading to Tiananmen Square There was access to offices and apartments overlooking the road of peace. Is blocked as well.

A similar lockdown was announced via email last weekend, but The Diplomat reported that it still surprised many visitors:

The transportation and accommodation schedules had to be quickly relocated. Many non-refundable, unchanged policies for airline tickets have forced travelers to book new hotels outside the last-affected area to catch flights. A family member who visited China to see a tourist spot was suddenly told that they and their children could not go out for at least 24 hours.
The anniversary event is reported to showcase the Chinese army’s most advanced weapons and is expected to be bigger than any past parade this year. The biggest so far was held in 2015 to commemorate the end of World War II, when 12,000 soldiers marched.

Speaking to reporters last month, Army General Cai Zhijun, according to French reports, should not see the display of martial arts as a sign of aggression. Argued as proof that

Updated: September 16, 2019 — 6:01 am

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