Authorities to beef up security during Asian Games
Authorities in Guangzhou will be restricting knife sales, in a way to beef up security in preparation for the Asian Games in November. Starting November 1 anyone buying kitchen knives or any large cutting tools, must purchase them in designated shops and present proper identification. Buyers will be registered with local police.
Surveillance cameras and other security equipment will be placed in the shops, and sellers are warned in selling knives to teenagers or person with mental disability. The list of authorized shop that will sell knives will be published in the local papers.
With more that 14,000 participants from 45 countries expected to compete in the 42 sports in the games, Guangzhou will be doing its best to ensure a smooth and successful games, by ensuring the best possible security they can offer. Guangzhou police will also boost security by checking all the vehicles heading to Guangzhou.