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  1. Armed man sparks Beijing airport alert

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A Hong Kong man sparked a security alert at Beijing airport when officers found a mortar shell, a hand grenade and machine gun ammunition in his hand luggage. ... The man had checked in for his flight and his luggage was being X-rayed just before 8pm when security staff spotted the weapons on their screen. They opened the luggage and found the weapons ...

  2. Ai Weiwei 'detained' at airport

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with his studio in the capital city raided by police afterwards. Political activist Ai (pictured) was barred from boarding the Hong Kong-bound flight at Beijing Capital International Airport ... the airport],' the assistant said. 'He would certainly have called us if he were free. But no, he has not phoned us yet. He may have been detained.' An officer at the airport branch ...

  3. Airport buzzes as visitors depart

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and security, airport authorities said they had tried their best to offer good service, and ensure the smooth and safe departure of Games passengers. A press officer surnamed Li said airport staff were ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing's international airport was bustling yesterday, one day after the Olympics closing ceremony. More than 12,000 foreign athletes and Games officials left ...

  4. Beijing Airport may tap HK for more cash

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Firm plans H-share sale after listing in Shanghai Beijing Capital International Airport will consider issuing more H shares after its A-share debut next year as it seeks funds to buy Terminal 3 from its parent firm and a new airport near the capital. The size of the Shanghai initial public offering would surpass an original plan and would be followed by a share sale ...

  5. Triple security ring set up around Beijing springs into action

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... to the Games, special police armed with machine guns were patrolling Beijing's international airport yesterday. An airport police official said passengers would go through two security checks, ... on the other. The middle ring has been thrown around six suburban districts. The innermost security ring encompasses the city's eight districts. All but four of the 31 venues for medal competitions ...

  6. Stepped-up security checks to delay mail over next two weeks

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to detailed inspections at railway stations and airports, security concerns are as high as they were during last year's Olympics. Two stabbings in the tourist area of Dashilan last week ensured ... be subject to rigorous security checks during the National Day period. A China Post employee in Beijing's Chaoyang district said regular mail would be delayed two to three days because ...

  7. Beijing's turbulent flight path

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... go through security checks and luggage claims as well as downtown transport connections. If Beijing's airport were to continue on its current growth trajectory, the strain on its ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Mainland airlines are hoping that when Beijing's second airport is finally opened, they will not be forced to schedule flights from two airfields ...

  8. Liquids banned after scare on mainland flight

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... security on the mainland, said: 'As far as I'm concerned, the quicker, the better.' The tightening of airport security came as mainland authorities for the first time admitted ... that the woman was able to walk through security checks with two cans of petrol and a bottle of mineral water by taking advantage of slack security at Urumqi airport. The Xinjiang Airport Group also ...

  9. Roadblocks, identity checks a way of life as security tightened

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing has tightened security ahead of next month's Olympics by imposing strict inspections on vehicles, spectators and tourists into the capital. Starting from next week until the end of September, Beijing-bound vehicles will have to navigate their way through hundreds of roadside checkpoints. The checkpoints will be equipped with metal detectors, security ...

  10. Beijing boosts security as attack fears grow

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... failed to produce identification cards would be barred from travelling to Beijing, the Hebei provincial security bureau said. Beijing has stepped up security checks at the airport, railway, ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing All vehicles travelling into Beijing will be checked under new measures to boost security for the Olympic Games in the face of what state media called unprecedented ...




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