The direct object may have a locative semantic role with such verbs as 去‘qù’ (go), 过‘guò’ (cross), 经过‘jīngguò’ (pass), 占领‘zhànlǐng’ (occupy), etc.:
Tāmen qù diànyǐngyuàn.
(They went to the cinema.)
Háizimen tuōdiào xié wàshèshuǐ guò hé.
(The children took off their shoes and socks, and waded across the river.)
Zài lùshang, tā jīngguò le yījiā zhōngbiǎodiàn.
(On the way, he passed a clock store.)
Rìkòu zhànlǐng le Nánjīng.
(The Japanese invaders occupied Nanjing.)
All the direct objects in the above sentences 电影院‘diànyǐngyuàn’ (the cinema), 河‘hé’ (river), 钟表店‘zhōngbiǎodiàn’ (clock and watch store), ‘Nánjīng’ (Nanking) have the semantic role of locality.
 Loar, J. K. (2011). Chinese syntactic grammar: functional and conceptual principles. New York: Peter Lang.