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15 Sep 2019 | 05:07 AM UTC

China: National Day rehearsal in Beijing September 14-16

China News Alert

Beijing carries out National Day rehearsal between September 14-16; heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Chongqing). COUNTRY/REGION Beijing

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Event

China will celebrate its 70th National Day on Tuesday, October 1. A full-rehearsal of events is taking place in Beijing between Saturday, September 14, through Monday, September 16. The Beijing Traffic Management Bureau announced several road closures in the Tiananmen area and Chang'an Avenue from Saturday through Monday, the details of which can be found here. Though rail services have not been affected, several subway stations are closed, according to local media outlets.

A heightened security presence is expected throughout the capital during the rehearsal, as well as associated transportation disruptions and an increased demand for alternative means of transport. 

Advice

Individuals in China, particularly in Beijing, are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate increased travel times due to high traffic and increased security measures, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities. Be alert and report any suspicious objects or behavior to local authorities.

 

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