Law Enforcement in China

A street hawker in Guizhou province was allegedly beaten to death by chengguan in 2011.

Social order officers' violence hits home

Stories about chengguan - officers employed by city urban administrative and law enforcement bureaus - beating up street vendors are nothing new, but when a video showing one in Yanan , Shaanxi , stamping on a vendor's head was circulated online last week, it sparked surprise and anger.