Xinhua News Agency reports on preparations for the big parade in Beijing on Thursday

  • Temporary controls to last from August 28 to September 4
  • More than 10,000 factories reducing or stopping production
  • The suspension order for factories and steel mills covers a total of seven provinces
  • Work on nearly 9,000 construction sites stalling
  • Restrictions on road traffic
  • China is planning a parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II
  • The area affected is bigger than that during APEC in November 2014

via Wall Street Journal


Let's hope it all goes off smoothly and safely. Markets will, of course, be concerned about the impact of slowing production in China amidst broader concerns on the economy.