This just in from a reader tip. Via the easternmiles.com newsletter:
In order to guarantee safety of civil air transport during Beijing Olympic Games period, Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has decided to implement special inspection measures in Beijing Capital Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao and Shanghai Pudong Airport, airports in Qingdao, Tianjin, Shenyang, Qinhuangdao, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Jinan, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Hefei, Changchun, Harbin, Huhehaote, Dalian, and airports inside Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Tibet Autonomous Region from July 20, 2008.
According to relevant supervisor of CAAC, extra security equipment will be deployed at terminal entrance of the above-mentioned airports; all persons entering the airports will be subject to security check, including those who come to the airport for send-off. Person who carries explosives, inflammable and combustible substances illegally into the airport will be severely punished by relevant departments in accordance with related laws and regulations, and consequences of any delay resulting from such action will be assumed by the law-breaker alone. After completing check-in formalities, passengers will need to pass security check once more before entering isolated departure zone.
The “including those who come to the airport for send-off” part caught our eye. Wonder if that goes for airport pick-ups, too?