The security measure in largest scale public events in Beijing is to inherit the “Olympic model” by replacing most uniform police force with volunteers and plainclothes guards, according to Li Runhua, head of the public security squadron of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau.
“It’s inconceivable that there will be only five uniformed police in a soccer game.” As Li mentioned in 2004 Asian Cup, 5,000 police were on the spot. The cut of uniformed police is said to present a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere.
During the Beijing Olympic Games, police alarms hit a record low, owing to the super-conventional control. The public order may get worse in post-Olympic period.
Source: China News Services, September 30, 2008