Beijing Bars Ban Blacks from Boozing

Monday, July 21, 2008

Beijing security restrictions ranging from hundreds of armed checkpoints to Beijing police having bar owners sign pledges agreeing not to serve blacks and Mongolians. It is an attempt to clamp down on drugs and prostitution.

Several bars have been outright shutdown during the Olympic 'festivities', dance clubs (which was included in the pledges; no dancing) and an entire block of bars in the Beijing Workers' Stadium compound - where Olympic soccer matches will be held.

This is just a couple examples of bizarre restrictions the Chinese government has imposed in the preparation for the coming games. Entertainers are to watch themselves and what they say closely, non-Beijing vehicles have been banned, causing delays.