The American Embassy in Beijing has published in this Thursday’s recommendations are in this city of U.S. citizens who should be wary of the threat of terror on Christmas eve.
«The U.S. Embassy received information about a planned terrorist actions against citizens of Western countries. The most likely place of attack is the Sanlitun, the time 25 December. U.S. citizens should be extremely vigilant,» – said in the message, which has been living in Beijing Americans.
Similar reports were also distributed by the Embassy of France, the UK and Ireland. The Los-Angeles Times, writing about it on December 24, noted that in the capital of China is home to a record number of so-called «expats» – foreign employees working outside the country.
Beijing authorities are making efforts to ensure the safety of residents and guests of the city: areas strictly separated from one another, the streets and squares patrolled by armed guards.
Sanlitun is one of the most fashionable districts of the Chinese capital, where there are expensive restaurants, bars, cafes, fashion stores, including the first in China, the Apple store opened in 2008.
Note that the terrorist threat in this country from ethnic minority Uighurs, who practice Islam and are concentrated in the province of Xinjiang
This summer it became known that hundreds of Uyghurs come to Turkey to cross the border with Syria and join the ranks of the group «Islamic state». The influx of fighters from that community in the IG increased after the expulsion of a large group of Uighurs from Taiwan.