Tuesday, July 10, 2007

China Tells Local Authorities To Address Social Instability

...The vice minister of public security, Liu Jinguo, also has ordered local police to launch month-long inspections of the causes and extent of "mass incidents" and other social disorder in rural areas.

"Mass incidents" is a term used by the government for the fast-growing numbers of riots, protests and other mass public outbursts.

"Fugitive criminals and underworld gangs, as well as those who steal rural production materials, produce or sell fake and substandard commodities, kidnap children and women and smuggle drugs, explosives and guns will be targeted," Liu was quoted as saying.

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