During a recent trip to China, I came across something that really caught my eye. When I first started going to China, some of the English translations I would see on signs were pretty funny. I must give credit to the translators, because they have really improved in the last few years.

So there I was in the lobby of terminal 3 (the one that was constructed to handle the influx of travelers during the 2008 Olympic Games) of the Beijing Capital Airport, which is HUGE, and I saw the sign below.

Curious Signs in China

My interpretation of the sign was that something would be closing in our people, but did I mention that the airport was HUGE? So I couldn’t understand this sign, but if anyone can explain it to me, I would love to know! This sign was in the open lobby, so there was nothing around to squeeze anyone.

Maybe this is just one of the mysteries of travelling in another culture!