Ministry of Public Security

Armoured cars and drones on offer at Beijing anti-terrorism technology trade fair

Two Chinese paramilitary policemen test telescopic sights fitted on dummy guns at the China International Exhibition and Symposium on Police Equipment and Anti-Terrorism Technology and Equipment (CIPATE) in Beijing on May 15, 2013. Photo: AFP

Mannequins in riot gear, armoured cars and drones line a police equipment and “anti-terrorism technology” trade fair in Beijing as vendors seek to profit from the nation’s huge internal security budget.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 8:45am 3 comments

Time to put China's amended criminal law to the test

Wang Shengjun, president of the Supreme People's Court. Photo: Simon Song

The good news as 2013 opens is that there is movement in judicial reform in China as amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law come into effect. Among other things, the amended law offers protection against self-incrimination and excludes the use of illegally obtained evidence. Such reforms were long overdue.

2 Jan 2013 - 4:51am 1 comment

Guo Shengkun may be named public security minister in March

Former Guangxi Communist Party secretary Guo Shengkun chaired a security teleconference on Monday as party chief of the Ministry of Public Security, China News Service reported yesterday, providing further evidence that he was set to be named public security minister in March.

27 Dec 2012 - 7:05am

Police probe Sinoma's missing steel documents

Steel contract paperwork and supplies are missing. Photo: Bloomberg

Sinoma International Engineering, the world's biggest producer of cement equipment, has called in mainland police to investigate the disappearance of bank documents relating to 100 million yuan (HK$123 million) in steel contracts, the firm said yesterday.

The Shanghai-listed company supplies cement plants in more than 30 countries.

21 Dec 2012 - 4:38am

China arrests 90 over child abductions

Uygur children play in a run-down neighbourhood in Urumqi, Xinjiang. Photo: AFP

Police have arrested 90 gang suspects across China and freed 28 children who were allegedly kidnapped from the far west and taken to various cities to steal, a report said on Thursday.

22 Nov 2012 - 9:44pm

Hu Jia explains why mobile apps make activism spooky

"Anytime. Anywhere. Anyone."

The convergence of text and voice messaging in tools like WhatsApp, the well-known activist says, has made real-time surveillance not just possible but highly cost-effective.

15 Nov 2012 - 5:41pm

Early winter snowfall in Beijing breaks records

Paramilitary police shovel wet snow at the Forbidden City yesterday. Photo: Reuters

Snow and rain battered parts of Beijing over the weekend, causing transport chaos in the capital and surrounding regions that authorities were still trying to clean up yesterday afternoon.

5 Nov 2012 - 4:05am

Spending on perks defies cuts call

Despite efforts by the top leadership in Beijing to reduce spending on official receptions, overseas trips and limousines in the face of widespread public anger, the Ministry of Public Security has still budgeted nearly 40 per cent more for banquets, trips and cars this year.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Thousands of tonnes of illicit oil seized

Police seized more than 3,000 tonnes of illegally manufactured cooking oil last month in raids on 13 underground workshops and licensed factories on the mainland.

More than 100 suspects involved in the national production and distribution network were arrested.

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

20 gangs targeted in crackdown

Mainland police have broken up 20 gangs and rounded up almost 1,400 suspects since September as part of a big, multi-province crackdown on organised crime, the Ministry of Public Security said yesterday.

The 'fight crime, eliminate evil' campaign targeted 121 criminal cells in 689 cases, involved in activities such as protection rackets, kidnapping, extortion and drugs.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Stolen Vietnamese children saved from traffickers

Mainland police rescued 89 abducted children and made 369 arrests in two crackdowns earlier this month, and broke up a cross-border gang that sold Vietnamese children to wealthy families in Guangdong.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Abductors told to give themselves up

If you are a human trafficker, turn yourself in within three months and you may escape punishment.

That is a joint directive the central security and judicial authorities are to issue today, demanding traffickers of women and children give themselves up at police stations, Xinhua reports.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:12pm

Top police office leads war on organised crime

Three years of a campaign against organised crime on the mainland has resulted in the rise of a powerful police department.

27 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Rescuers get promotion incentive

Police officers and public security staff are being offered incentives to boost morale as the earthquake relief effort continues.

Those who have proved themselves to be outstanding performers in the aftermath of the quake would be promoted quicker than normal, the Ministry of Public Security said on its website yesterday.

2 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Bar blast sparks crackdown

The Ministry of Public Security has ordered a nationwide crackdown on illegal explosives in the wake of the karaoke bar blast in Liaoning that killed 25 people last week, Xinhua reported yesterday.

Vice-Minister of Public Security Liu Jinguo told police chiefs that they had to take the 'strongest' measures to address the problem.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:12pm