Seeking a quiet, clean Beijing for summit, China cracks down on dissent, pollution and pigeons

November 5, 2014 6:17 AM

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Seeking a quiet, clean Beijing for summit, China cracks down on dissent, pollution and pigeons

This Sunday Oct. 26, 2014 aerial photo shows the 97-meter-tall oval-shape Sunrise Kempinski Hotel on the shore of Yanqi Lake, the main area of the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), in Beijing's Huairou district. Ahead of the APEC forum that opened Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 city crews also have replaced 450,000 flower pots, swept newsstands and breakfast kiosks from some neighborhoods and encouraged - or warned - many residents, and especially dissidents, to leave town. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT (The Associated Press)

This Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 aerial photo shows the main area of the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Beijing's Huairou district. Ahead of the APEC forum that opened Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 city crews also have replaced 450,000 flower pots, swept newsstands and breakfast kiosks fro...

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