Events to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China will be held throughout China on Tuesday, October 1. Beijing will host some of the main events, including a military parade. Tens of thousands of military personnel are expected to participate in the parade, which will be held around Tiananmen Square and Chang'an Avenue. Heightened security measures are already in effect in the weeks leading up to the celebrations. Authorities have banned flying drones, kites, balloons, and lanterns in central Beijing from Sunday, September 15, through October 1. Road closures around the parade route will also be in effect on October 1 and significant traffic disruptions are anticipated around the capital. An increased security presence is also expected around all National Day celebrations. Associated business and government service disruptions are likely nationwide on October 1, as well as crowded conditions in major urban areas.
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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