The anniversary of the pro-democracy uprising that was crushed on August 8, 1988 (8/8/88) passed without incident, but opposition parties have been calling for another uprising on September 9 (9/9/99) and claim that the date is auspicious. The government obviously takes the threat seriously because it claims to have foiled a plot for such an uprising and has warned that any perpetrators will be dealt with severely. Consider deferring travel here until after that date and avoid large gatherings.