[Beijing, July 2. Image via Getty]

A woman walks past a 60th anniversary propaganda billboard in Beijing which reads 'Praise China, pay tribute to the State' on July 2, 2009, showing the protectors of the state: the army, navy and airforce. Three months before the October 1st 60th anniversary of Communist China, a period of tension has set in, as the regime mobilises its sizable security and propaganda apparatus to nip any trouble in the bud. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)