I’ve noticed an increased number of police, soldiers and security personnel around the streets recently, along with all the "western-style" cafes having their outdoor chairs and tables swept away overnight. It seems a top government leader is in town for some sort of inspection and to "improve the precious and hard-earned overall good ethnic unity in China and to make the flower of ethnic unity bloom even more brightly and beautifully." When I asked someone who was coming here and when, I was told, "Hu (Jintao), yes, but not Wen (Jaibo)!"
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