Hong Kong rights group says air traffic control tightened due to China congress

Hong Kong rights group says air traffic control tightened due to China congress

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8 November 2012

17:52

BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific

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According to a 7 November report from the Hong Kong Information Centre for Human Rights & Democracy, a Hong Kong-based fax service which reports on dissidence, air control for the 18th CPC National Congress is stricter than in 2007, when the 17th party congress convened. The authorities have prohibited individuals and units from using powered parachutes, paragliders, large hot-air balloons, and medium- and large-sized model planes in Beijing and its surrounding areas, Tianjin, Hebei, Liaoning, and Inner Mongolia, to prevent such equipment from being used for carrying bombs or flyers.

Source: Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Hong Kong, in Chinese 07 Nov 12