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China Carries Out Large-Scale Investigations across the Nation to Control Conflict

On October 13, 2010, People’s Daily published an article on the success of China’s large-scale investigations into and control of conflicts or potential conflicts between ordinary people and those with power or money. The purpose of the investigations is to identify and stop these conflicts and disputes at an early stage and at the grassroots level, under the leadership of the CCP Central Committee, China’s State Council and the CCP Central Political and Law Commission.

The investigations include but are not limited to:

  • Monthly investigations at the city and district levels;
  • Half-monthly investigations into conflict-prone areas, industries, communities, groups, the countryside, towns, and neighborhoods;
  • Daily routine investigations into agencies, organizations, enterprises, and institutes;
  • Systematic investigations of the CCP and the government’s major departments;
  • Special investigations in a timely manner in certain regions or specific areas where conflicts and disputes tend to happen;
  • Organized, focused investigations prior to major events, important festivals or holidays, and socially sensitive days.

Source: People’s Daily, October 13, 2010