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Re-entry. Permits

Beijing: airport inbound
 

As with our recent study in Ahmedabad luggage is x-rayed on the way into the country. The equipment list is gear-lite but still more than your usual tourist punter. Am pulled aside, and the uniformed gent starts nosing around. Five minutes ago I re-upped enough RMB required to run a small army of assistants – the carry-on is bulging with wads of cash. Thankfully he sticks to the equipment in the main bag.

“You a journalist?”
“Er, no”.

Also carrying enough sensors to start (documenting) a small war.