lexipixel - 6:39 pm on Nov 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
...and China has ordered carrier pigeon owners to not fly the birds during the upcoming 18th Congress when the country's new leader will take over --
Potentially sinister threats to China's ruling Communist Party sit unnoticed in cages perched on a rooftop above a small alleyway in southwestern Beijing. Not dissidents. Pigeons.
A week before the party's all-important congress opens, China's stability-obsessed rulers are taking no chances and have combed through a list all possible threats, avian or otherwise.