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>> Nice to meet you.>> Retirees brushing up on their English, courtesy of the government. A small part of China's sweeping preparations for its first G20 Summit in Hangzhou, just outside Shanghai.>>
> I heard only 2,000 cars are gonna be able to enter the city, that's ridiculous. They're hosting a summit, my taxi won't affect them.>> Authorities have declared a week-long holiday to encourage people to leave town. They're also taking new steps like banning drone and model airplane flights.
We want to show off our city and China to the entire world.>> Leaders from the 20 biggest economies will be arriving the next few weeks, including US President Barrack Obama. And China is determined to impress them with a world-class city. I'm Anita Lee in Shanghai, where a lower level G20 meeting took place earlier this year.
Nothing too out of the ordinary back then and when I arrived at the Shangri-La Hotel, I walked right in past x-ray security. But as Hangzhou prepares to welcome world leaders this month, it's a very different story. Police are bringing way more rules, like banning leases on apartments and blocking hotel bookings for anyone not taking part in the summit.
They're also giving out $1.5 billion in free travel tickets to clear people out of town. Language lessons and freebies aside, not everyone is happy in this city of 9 million people, especially when it comes to the hundreds of construction projects underway across the city all related to the G20.
And of course, in trademark Chinese style, hundreds of local factories are being shut down to ensure that the world's most powerful leaders see nothing but blue skies over Hangzhou.