Beijing 2008: bars forbidden to serve “blacks” and Mongolians, outdoor tables banned
For “reasons of safety”, bars are forbidden to http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=5167 in the street. Street musicians are being banned, and so is buying medicines containing “stimulants” without a prescription. Prohibitions are on the rise for the Olympic capital, while the first leaks reveal a grandiose fireworks display for the inauguration.
Bar owners around the Workers’ Stadium in downtown Beijing say that public security officials are telling them not to let in “http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=4973 disorder.To guarantee a “clean” Olympics, a doctor’s prescription is now required for 1,993 commonly used medicines, or the package must show a warning that the product contains substances believed to be stimulating and not permitted for the athletes. One must go to a hospital to get a prescription, but many of the hospitals ask for as much as 100 yuan for each prescription, causing problems for the elderly and the poor most of all.