Beijing has called for greater vigilance and security during the week-long holiday starting on Monday to prevent crimes, accidents and general unrest. At the highest level, the State Safe Production Committee has ordered police, transport departments and local governments to 'give priority to keeping people's lives and property safe'. The Public Security Ministry responded by telling local police forces to 'go all out' during the National Day holiday period. It said the focus this year was the prevention of fires, burglaries, explosions and accidents. The ministry has asked police to keep a close watch on all hotels, train and bus stations, shopping centres, tourist facilities and even vehicles, to detect and deal with potential threats. Police have also been told to disperse large gatherings that did not meet security regulations. Officers have been reminded to keep an eye out for guns, ammunition and explosives. The ministry has encouraged police to develop plans for both normal holiday operations and emergencies. The number of police on duty at ports would also be increased, and temporary police posts set up at popular tourist spots. A two-month security campaign was launched about a week ago. It aims to find fugitives who have been involved with criminal organisations or outlawed cults, or who had committed serious crimes such as murder or kidnapping. Transportation safety is another main concern. The Ministry of Communication has reminded bus companies, railways and airlines that they are responsible for the safety of millions of travellers. Airlines and airports have been told to increase security precautions aboard planes and in and around airports. The Civil Aviation Administration of China is tightening security to prevent people from carrying inflammable materials on board. Meanwhile, provincial and municipal governments have been developing their own strategies to ensure social stability is maintained. According to the Beijing Daily, the city's mayor, Liu Qi, had instructed local officials to stay on duty in the lead-up to National Day and to continue the crackdown against the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement and triads. In Wuhan, a newspaper reported that Hubei provincial leaders had made a careful check of bridges, tunnels, public places and main buildings. Xinhua reported that the city of Taiyuan had deployed 600 officers to look out for pickpockets and thieves. Over the past 10 days, 136 thieves have been arrested.