Law forbids buildings that obscure military bases
With more than half of China’s military airports obstructed by tall buildings, a revised law forbids the construction of high buildings in military airport reserve zones.
Height restriction violations have contributed to about 100 flight accidents over the past two decades, Xinhua News Agency quoted military authorities as saying. The problem has become so severe that more than 10 military airports have had to be relocated or closed, according to the General Staff Headquarters of the People’s Liberation Army.
More than 1,000 buildings have been found to have breached height restrictions in airport reserve zones, with some more than 300 meters higher than permitted, according to the General Staff Headquarters.
Residential activity is also a factor, with pet pigeons and small remotely controlled planes potentially endangering aircraft.