Blue skies and everything nice


Enjoying the quiet: A local resident riding on a bike near the West Lake area which will be closed except for residents and working staff for the summit.

Hangzhou: Factories have been closed to ensure blue skies, potential troublemakers detained and a quarter of the residents have left: welcome to Hangzhou, a city China’s ruling party is determined will look its best for the G20 summit.

From fines for hanging out laundry to restrictions on rice, Beijing seeks to ensure participants in the global pow-wow will leave with a glowing impression of their host nation.

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