Yan Cong (b.1991) is a researcher and independent photographer based in Amsterdam. Her current research interests are platform, datafication, ethical AI, culture production and labor. Yan is the co-founder of Far & Near , a newsletter...
The Oriental Plaza fenced for security reasons on September 1, 2015, two days before the military parade. The plaza,Â a shopping mall and office in Wangfujing, Beijing, ChinaÂ was ordered to shut down for three daysÂ 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-beforeÂ effortÂ to ensure securityÂ during the two weeks beforeÂ the military parade on September 3, 2015.
China, Military, Photography, Photojournalism, Politics, security, Society
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.