Public Security Bureau

Police in Wuhan build 'haunted house' to train new recruits

A police officer navigates the 'haunted house'. Photo: Screenshot via Sina Weibo

The Wuhan Public Security Bureau’s new “haunted house” is a purpose-built facility literally used for testing the "psychological balance" of new police recruits.

Thursday, 2 May, 2013, 5:41pm

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.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Museum forced to apologise once again

Just days after apologising to a Hong Kong museum for losing several of its relics to a burglary, the Palace Museum yesterday issued another apology - this time to the public for the incorrect use of a Chinese character.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

80,000 kicked out of Shenzhen in security drive

More than 80,000 people in 'high-alert' groups deemed a threat to security have been evicted from Shenzhen this year by officials aiming to achieve social stability for the Summer Universiade in August.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Guangzhou on a knife edge ahead of Games

People wanting to buy kitchen knives in Guangzhou could soon be required to register their identities as part of security precautions ahead of the Asian Games in November.

The city's police force says kitchen knives, big fruit knives, craft knives and files are 'dangerous' and people should only be allowed to buy them from authorised vendors.

21 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Rules make it tough for lonely officials in 'sensitive' roles

Mainland authorities are notoriously secretive and fearful of outside intervention in national affairs - so it should come as no surprise how close an eye they keep on the personal affairs of officials working for even vaguely sensitive departments.

9 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

9 held as mentally ill murdered in mines

Nine people are under arrest on suspicion of trafficking dozens of mentally disabled peasants from Sichuan and murdering them in coal mines for profit.

The suspects claimed to be relatives of the victims and demanded compensation from mine owners.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:12pm

Liu Wenli

Olympics sponsor Samsung has chosen 1,400 torch-bearers in China to carry the Olympic flame - for their 'positive contribution to society or their ability to overcome difficulties to inspire and motivate others'. Multi-lingual policeman Liu Wenli, 41, fits into both categories. We met him where he works atop Jingshan Park, overlooking the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.

3 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Bogus police station set up by fraudsters to swindle recruits

Hopefuls promised senior posts if they paid 30,000 yuan

A fraud syndicate that operated a bogus police station and swindled 30,000 yuan from each new would-be recruit has been smashed in Shaanxi .

11 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Raids net HK$25m fake computer haul

Police arrest seven in crackdown on counterfeiting syndicate

Up to US$25 million worth of counterfeit computer networking equipment was seized and seven people arrested in 10 simultaneous raids across Shenzhen.

At least one other person is on the run after authorities issued an arrest warrant for the alleged mastermind of the operation.

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Hounded families to shed hated surname

More than 1,000 years after being given a bad name, about 500 people from Shaanxi province have decided it's time to stop being called Mr or Mrs Dog and have applied to change their family name.

12 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Military school denies HK girls were groped

A military school in Guangzhou yesterday denied allegations one of its instructors had indecently assaulted five Hong Kong schoolgirls at a four-day training camp.

21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Police official denies conflict with farmers

Police officers are not engaging in direct conflict with farmers, the Ministry of Public Security said yesterday, adding that the Public Security Bureau only deals with threats to social security.

12 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Thin blue line

The mainland's notorious 'policeman beats policeman to death' criminal case reached its climax in Taiyuan , Shanxi province recently. But not before taking an unexpected twist.

12 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Cross-border issue

What's your view of the controversy over mainland Public Security Bureau officers coming to Hong Kong? What are the implications for 'one country, two systems' of such moves? Share your opinions: write to us.

24 Jan 2005 - 12:00am