Xinhua recently reported that the police in Guangzhou City announced the capture of a 25-year-old man who, the previous day, had bombed a bus used in public transportation. The bombing caused two deaths and injured 32 people. This was the sixth public transportation bombing incident in China in the past thirteen months. Public transportation safety is becoming a widely discussed topic across the nation. Some government officials observed that these deadly incidents are a clear reflection of the lack of management of inflammable and explosive materials. Some have requested that enhanced public safety education be added throughout the education system from elementary schools to colleges. The Ministry of Public Safety had an emergency national conference after the Guangzhou bombing, requiring all branches to increase the security level mainly in subway systems, while, meanwhile, cracking down proactively on serious criminal attempts in all public transportation systems.
Source: Xinhua, July 16, 2014