China News

SCMP reports: “Following the ill fate of taxis and fruit knives, toy planes in Beijing are also facing a crackdown ahead of the 18th party congress.

“Residents in Beijing now need to present their identification cards to purchase a remote-controlled toy plane, Beijing Youth Daily reported on Thursday. The procedure is almost as strict as boarding a real airplane.

“Authorities apparently regard toy planes more ‘threatening’ than real ones. Perhaps it is because toy planes can be harder for the police to monitor – plus, these pilots don’t need any licence.”

“Popular Sina weibo user Zuoyeben made a list of new “Sparta” rules in Beijing:

  1. Knives and scissors are forbidden on trains.
  2. Travellers’ crotches are subjected to airport security check up.
  3. Passengers need to fill out a form for taxi rides on Chang An Street.
  4. Rear windows of taxis can no longer be opened.
  5. Music concerts are postponed.
  6. Knives are…

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