18 Dec '11, 6am

China orders police charm offensive

China orders police charm offensive

BEIJING: China's security chief has ordered police on a six-month charm offensive to improve relations with the public and deal with their gripes, following a spate of social unrest across the country. Police should "carry out in-depth investigations" and "enhance people's sense of safety and satisfaction" during the campaign, which was launched by the public security ministry on Friday, Zhou Yongkang said in a statement. "Public security organs at all levels... should promote... the spirit of serving the people, justice, and honesty and do the best to safeguard national security, social harmony and stability," said Zhou, who is a member of the politburo, in the statement published Saturday. The announcement highlights the growing concern in the top ranks of the Communist party over rising social tensions across China as it prepares for a generational leadership handover n...

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