Hear our first radio piece Forever Tango on National Public Radio program "All Things Considered." It's the first in a four-part Sexy Beijing series we produced for the radio.
For the video go to Forever Tango on our site.
Sufei @ 14:28 | .(2107) |
Our local neighborhood grannies came knocking on my door this week to make sure I have a copy of the Olympic Legal Handbook. So forget about getting around the city on your skateboard this summer--according to the handbook, skateboarding on the street is now illegal, along with a host of other activities like hanging clothes outside your window and dumping garbage in the gutter. If all goes as planned it will take just six short weeks to clean-up Beijing so it makes Singapore look like Sin City.
The handbook's five chapters include: Olympic IPR protection, Sports Law and Maintaining Order at the Games, Traffic Laws, Maintaining Order in the City, and the History of Olympic Games.
Here are my favorites do's and don't in the handbook...well, mostly don'ts actually:
1. use skateboards or roller skates or any other things that glide.
2. sit, hangout or frolic on a car or bicycle lane.
3. chase or throw things at a vehicle.
4. climb a fence, sit on a fence, climb on or try to stop a vehicle.
It is forbidden to hang things outside the windows or balconies that are below the standard view. It is forbidden to to pile things in the corridors or on top of buildings. Things piled up on balconies must not be higher than the fence.
It is forbidden to dump restaurant garbage in rain gutters, sewage conduits, rivers, public restrooms or dumpsters.
It is forbidden for anyone to use the Olympic images without permission for commercial interests or potential commercial interests.
The Administration Bureau for Industry and Commerce has the rights to seize or confiscate any goods, once proven to be violating Olympic IPR.
The handbook also listed activities that will be fined during the Olympics: Attacking athletes, referees or any staff member -- 500RMB maximum;
Throwing things into the stadium -- 500RMB maximum;
Sticking up posters in public places or giving out flyers without permission -- 10,000RMB maximum;
Organizing people to stick up posters or give out flyers -- 500,000RMB maximum.
Mia @ 12:30 | .(563) |
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