Security increased for CPC Congress
patrols and preventive measures in some key areas, including airports, railways, subway stations, shopping malls and entertainment venues.
Moreover, they will carry out a special action to combat the manufacture and trafficking of guns and other dangerous items that could be used to produce explosives. Police also will keep a close eye on logistics and express services, according to Guo.
“We should conduct in-depth investigations of the existing problems and security gaps and strengthen risk assessment and emergency response to resolve conflicts and risks in a timely manner. Then we should ensure overall stability of social security,” he said.
Mei Jianming, director of the Counterterrorism Research Center at People's Public Security University of China, said China should draw some lessons from previous violent and terrorist accidents, then improve a quick-response mechanism to prevent similar attacks in the future.
He said it’s more than necessary to establish a national intelligence-sharing platform to help law enforcement officers “obtain and analyze various terrorist-related clues, then effectively deploy different forces, including armed police and soldiers, to smash criminal gangs.”