Beijing Cleans Up Nightclubs
BEIJING, August 1 -- Beijing has started a two-week campaign against prostitution and other illegal activities in nightclubs and entertainment centers, with emphasis put on those around the venue of the upcoming 21st World University Games.
Song Jinrong, a police officer, told Xinhua Wednesday the campaign was started Tuesday night when police and related local departments raided a dozen nightclubs and entertainment centers.
Nearly 30 girls, alleged prostitutes, were caught red-handed at an unlicensed bar on Meizi Street in Chaoyang District, eastern Beijing, which was closed down on January 9 for unlicensed operation.
Song said the police will inspect other key nightclubs and entertainment centers to make sure they abide by the law and relevant regulations, including those on fire-prevention.
-- source: Xinhua News Agency
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