Ministry of Public Security of the People'S Republic of China

Police chiefs train in run-up to congress

About 1,400 newly appointed county-level police chiefs are in Beijing for a month of training courses on preserving stability, in the sensitive lead-up to the 18th Communist Party Congress in the autumn.

Tuesday, 10 July, 2012, 12:00am

Deal reached on Mekong security

Officials from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand reached an agreement in Beijing yesterday on joint law enforcement and patrols on the Mekong River, where 13 Chinese sailors were killed last month.

It is the first security co-operation deal by the four countries on controlling crime on the river, which is plagued by rampant smuggling of drugs, people and other contraband.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Officials encouraged to go online

The head of the State Internet Information Office has called for stricter policing of mainland microblogs while encouraging officials to use them to engage with citizens.

15 Oct 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.

1 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Report hails police's Olympic operations

Mainland police revealed yesterday the herculean efforts they had undertaken to ensure a safe Beijing Olympics, during which they carried out 5 million duties of various kinds, questioned 3 million people and seized tens of thousands of firearms.

12 Sep 2008 - 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

Gansu to bring in reforms that put farmers on an equal footing

A Gansu county has introduced an ambitious reform of household registration that abandons all social discrimination against farmers, regardless of the central government's caution on the issue.

30 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Secretive arm of the law

A rather secretive branch of the People's Liberation Army has been expanding, despite a general trend of downsizing in the army, to cope with growing social unrest on the mainland.

The People's Armed Police was set up in 1983 to maintain internal security.

4 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Standardised police badges to ease confusion over credentials

Beijing plans to introduce standard identity badges for the mainland's 1.6 million police officers to ease the way for investigators working on cases that cross county and provincial lines.

31 May 2006 - 12:00am

Mainland police vow to open up to media

Departments nationwide told to issue news releases and speak to journalists

The mainland's secretive Public Security Bureau has made an unusual New Year's resolution: to hold regular press conferences.

Under a policy announced yesterday, police departments nationwide must issue regular news releases and meet journalists to 'promote transparency of police affairs'.

3 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Special bureau to tackle terror

The Ministry of Public Security will establish a special bureau to direct and co-ordinate the mainland's campaign against terrorism, the Beijing-backed Wen Wei Po newspaper reported yesterday.

4 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Foreign police have no legal authority

I refer to the article by Glenn Schloss headlined 'SAR's 'other' police force' (South China Morning Post, May 21).

1 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Authorities intensify search for corrupt, fugitive officials

Senior law enforcement officials say they are stepping up efforts to catch 4,000 officials guilty of corruption and bribery who have evaded the law.

20 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

'Policing the police' scheme nabs 130,000

More than 130,000 mainland police were caught breaking the law last year by special supervisory units set up to discipline the force.

They included 27,638 who engaged in improper conduct or who broke disciplinary regulations, Xinhua quoted the Ministry of Public Security as saying.

12 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Inauguration marks anti-smuggling peak

The anti-smuggling campaign, officially launched at a national meeting last July, reached a climax yesterday when the Chinese Customs Anti-Smuggling Investigation Bureau and its subsidiary police corps were inaugurated in Beijing.

6 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

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