Beijing is soon to put into place tighter security and traffic controls for the upcoming National Day holidays.
From Tuesday police forces, including armed police, in the city and surrounding areas will be required to carry out night patrols. Overhauls of safety in workplaces and key institutions will also be launched.
Traffic administrations will set up more checkpoints to enhance security control over vehicles from places outside the capital. Cargo vehicles, tractors and three-wheeled cars will not be allowed to enter Beijing's sixth ring road except for the transport of daily necessities to the city and supplies for the National Day celebrations.
Armed police in Tianjin municipality, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and the provinces of Hebei, Shanxi, Liaoning and Shandong have been ordered to tighten security as well.
(CCTV September 15, 2009)