Yan Cong (b.1991) is an independent photographer based in Beijing, where she was born and raised. She focuses most of her long-term projects on women’s issues, rural China, and China’s relations with its neighbors. In 2015, Yan was...
The Oriental Plaza fenced for security reasons on September 1, 2015, two days before the military parade. The plaza, a shopping mall and office in Wangfujing, Beijing, China was ordered to shut down for three days from September 1 to ensure the security of the parade.
A security guard safeguards the empty West 3rd Ring Road at midnight on August 27th, 2015. Beijing sees a never-seen-before effort to ensure security during the two weeks before the military parade on September 3, 2015.
For the first time in 70 years, China decided to celebrate the victory of WWII with a military parade. During the run-up to the event, Beijing got ready with a never-seen-before level of ubiquitous security personnel-- police, armed police, security guards, security volunteers, as well as traffic restrictions, markets shut-down, etc., all in the name of security.
The following photos are the result of a personal edit from an assignment for Caixin.com.