This notice put up by the Huayuan Road Public Security Bureau in Beijing’s Haidian district requests owners of hotels and bathhouses in the neighbourhood to ensure that all Tibetan and Uyghur guests are reported to them. Business owners are also to ensure thorough identification and verification of the ethnicity of all guests, according to the notice.
Here in Shanghai, we saw the same sort of notice put up at Tomorrow’s Square (the building that houses the JW Mariott) during the Olympic season in 2008. That notice requested “anyone that can be identified as Tibetans, Xinjiang Uyghurs and Qinghai Hualong Hui’s” to be reported to the security department.
In 2009, we told you about a 27-year-old Uyghur photographer and media student by the name of Kuerbanjiang Saimaiti who arrived in Shenyang from Xinjiang, only to find that no hotel or internet cafe was willing to let him stay overnight just because he was Uyghur.
And the government continues to wonder why Tibetans and Uyghurs don’t feel more Chinese??? SRSLY!
UPDATE: We’ve been informed this picture may be an old image circulating since 2008.