This coming Saturday, September 18 marks China’s annual National Defense Education Day. As part of the day, many city’s across the Middle Kingdom will test defense warning sirens.
Cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and elsewhere, will test advance warning sirens, air defense sirens and all-clear sirens.
In Beijing, tests are scheduled as follows:
10-10.03am – advance warning siren
10.10-10.13am – air defense siren
10.20-10.23am – all-clear siren
In Shanghai, tests are scheduled as follows:
11.35-11.38am – advance warning siren
11.45-11.48am – air defense siren
11.55-11.58am – all-clear siren
10.40-10.43am – advance warning siren
10.50-10.53am – air defense siren
10.57-11am – all-clear siren
Since 2000, National Defense Education Day has been held annually in China on the third Saturday of September. The day normally includes a series of informative activities for school students.
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