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US Embassy Issues Alert for Beijing Neighborhood

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing is warning of possible threats against Westerners in the city's Sanlitun area on or around Christmas Day. Few details were immediately available. Dozens of police, some with rifles, were seen standing on guard in the district, which contains popular nightlife venues and international stores. Roads leading into the embassy area were closed to traffic. The U.S. Embassy urged Americans to exercise heightened vigilance. British, French and other...

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