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Public Security Minister Urges China’s Riot Police to Increase Their Ability to Protect Beijing

On May 13, 2011, Meng Jianzhu, the Public Security Minister and Chief Political Commissar of China’s People’s Armed Police, addressed China’s riot police in Beijing when they conducted a demonstration exercise. Meng urged the riot police to be mindful of potential dangers and increase their ability to safeguard Beijing’s security. “[The People’s Armed Police] must further strengthen their ideological and political development and lay a solid ideological foundation by holding high the [ideological] banners, following the Party’s commands, and fulfilling their mission, and must resolutely follow the directions of the Party’s Central Committee, the State Council, the Party’s Central Military Commission, and President Hu Jintao.” Over 5,000 riot police participated in the exercise.

Source: Xinhua, May 13, 2011