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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.

31 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

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

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