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:
- Knives and scissors are forbidden on trains.
- Travellers’ crotches are subjected to airport security check up.
- Passengers need to fill out a form for taxi rides on Chang An Street.
- Rear windows of taxis can no longer be opened.
- Music concerts are postponed.
- Knives are no longer for sale.
- Outdoor shootings of big motion pictures are postponed.
- Releasing balloons is banned.
- Private jets are forbidden to fly.
- Trucks are banned within Beijing’s 5th Ring road.
- ID cards are required to buy remote-controlled toy planes.
- Schools are forbidden to organise field trips.
- Massage salons are asked to remain open in the evenings.”
The positive side of those measures is: At least, the authorities know how unpopular they are.Source: SCMP “Toy planes targeted in Beijing’s newest ‘Sparta’ rule”
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