Bomb threat forces People's Bank to evacuate HQ

The headquarters of the People's Bank of China was evacuated after a man threatened to blow up the building, a senior official of the central bank said this week, according to AFP.

Apparently police and bank security guards on Tuesday sealed off the nine-storey office block on Chang An Avenue, the main street running through central Beijing and about 1.6km west of the Zhongnanhai compound.

After a three-hour search failed to turn up any explosive device, police concluded the threat was a hoax,

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