No kites, pigeons or dissent: How high-level APEC meetings are affecting life in Beijing

November 7, 2014 7:45 AM

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No kites, pigeons or dissent: How high-level APEC meetings are affecting life in Beijing

In this Nov. 6, 2014 photo, a woman, right, buys breakfast from a movable kiosk while Chinese men browse newspapers at a newsstand near a APEC China 2014 billboard in Beijing, China. Beijing is locking down and tidying up for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings culminating in a leaders meeting next Monday and Tuesday. The newsstand and a kiosk are still open for business near the Chang'an avenue, although dozens of similar newsstands and kiosks have been removed from central roads to tidy up the city. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) (The Associated Press)

In this Nov. 6, 2014 photo, a vendor offers kites for sale to tourists visiting the Olympic Green area near one of the venue for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Beijing, China. Beijing is locking down and tidying up for the APEC meetings culminating in a leaders mee...

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