A file picture of an urban enforcement officer in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. Photo: Alamy A file picture of an urban enforcement officer in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. Photo: Alamy
A file picture of an urban enforcement officer in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. Photo: Alamy

China outlines range of duties for its notoriously violent ‘urban enforcers’

The ‘chengguan’ enforce local by-laws, but some have a reputation for using excessive force

A file picture of an urban enforcement officer in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. Photo: Alamy A file picture of an urban enforcement officer in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. Photo: Alamy
A file picture of an urban enforcement officer in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. Photo: Alamy
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