As the “two sessions” of the Communist Party of China (CPC) are about to open, Beijing has been in a “wartime” security mode since February 26. Beijing Municipal Party Committee Secretary Cai Qi recently appeared at the venue of the two sessions to check the security and Epidemic prevention preparations.
“On February 24, Cai Qi and Beijing Mayor Chen Jining inspected the Beijing Hotel, where Hong Kong and Macau delegates and members will stay. They made requests for traffic, security and epidemic prevention, as well as catering and accommodation.
Cai Qi said that the special vehicles of the two meetings should pay attention to the disinfection of the vehicles, with full security and epidemic prevention personnel, “to ensure that nothing is wrong.
The media has previously disclosed that this year’s “two meetings” with the car to go through 37 security checks, vehicle qualifications, appearance, safety performance, etc., are to “comprehensive medical examination”.
The driver also has to go through layers of selection and Political Vetting, not only are all vaccinated against the Chinese Communist virus, but also receive training in terrorism prevention, riot control and epidemic prevention and control.
For the two meetings’ resident hotels, Cai Qi has asked that Food safety be strictly controlled and that “monitoring be strengthened to ensure traceability”.
Beijing officials have announced a ban on flying Drones, aircrafts, paragliders and other “low (air) slow (speed) small” aircraft in Beijing from March 1 to 12.
In addition, according to the official microblog of Beijing Metro, the exit of Metro Line 2 at Tiananmen Square South is temporarily closed.
Every year, the Communist Party of China (CPC) holds the two sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) as if it were a great enemy, and this Time, due to the impact of the virus epidemic in the CPC, the security measures have been increased and upgraded.
As early as Feb. 22, hundreds of thousands of people were mobilized to patrol the streets of Beijing to control and inspect vehicles and people entering the city, and all mail entering Beijing had to go through “secondary security checks.
Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Shanxi and Shandong postal administrations were asked to coordinate their actions to build a so-called “moat” around Beijing’s mail delivery.
At the same time, the local authorities are also closely “guarding” petitioners, and some dissidents in Beijing have also been “put on guard”.
In addition, foreign journalists will not be invited to Beijing this year, and only some Chinese and foreign journalists in Beijing will be invited to cover the event via the Internet, video and in written form.
Gao Yu, a senior Chinese media figure, said the escalation of security checks at the two sessions shows that the epidemic is still serious in Beijing and in the country as a whole.
If it wasn’t serious, it wouldn’t be so many layers of checks and vaccinations,” Gao Yu said. Now the police in Beijing have been vaccinated long ago. Last year on the inoculation, so they now this epidemic he prevented is not afraid to spread to the people, it is afraid of this epidemic to the representatives.”
During the two sessions, thousands of delegates from all over the country will enter Beijing, and the outside world believes that this tension in Beijing may continue all the way through this year. This is because after the two sessions, the Communist Party still has to hold the centenary of the founding of the party in July and the Sixth Plenary Session of the Central Committee at the end of the year.