Tighter security checks done to ensure safety in Asian Games
Starting November security checks will be done in major transport hubs in Guangdong and its neighboring regions. Vehicles entering Guangdong will also go through security checks, police will be also checking passengers and items being carried.
This is to ensure tight security during the 16th Asian games, the second biggest sports event after the summer Olympics. Checkpoints have already been set up on main roads and some roads that connects Guangdong to its neighboring cities. Surveillance also extended to rivers, coastal areas, airports, train and bus stations. Postal and express services will also need to register information of consignors and articles will undergo security checks before delivered, especially those addressed to Asian games venues and official hotels.
Guangzhou is trying to ensure a smooth and successful games by limiting the number of cars on the roads, stopping construction work, and restricting selling of knives and other cutting tools.
More than 14,000 athletes, trainers and coaches form 45 countries are expected to attend the Asian Games which is held from November 12 to 27 of this year.