Fu Zhenghua, chief of the municipal Public Security Bureau, announced late last month that Beijing aimed to enlist people from across society to act as lookouts for possible terrorist activity. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Beijing wants to hire 100,000 volunteers as 'anti-terror informants'

Local governments are offering big rewards for tip-offs about security threats, but residents question if community should police itself

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Fu Zhenghua, chief of the municipal Public Security Bureau, announced late last month that Beijing aimed to enlist people from across society to act as lookouts for possible terrorist activity. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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