Stepping out of the Shanghai Metro, this is what you first see. Two guardsmen, watching everyone entering and exiting the station. Over the 3 weeks that I was in Shanghai, I never actually saw them stop anyone for questioning. Then again, these Uighur troublemakers we hear about know better than to attempt something here.
A not so subtle reminder that you're always being watched. It wasn't until I reviewed the photos that I noticed the young man staring right at me. Good thing then, that I had quickly walked away. And good that they were only packing papper spray, instead of those 20 gauge pump-action shotguns I saw a few security personnel carrying.DF