Po­lice gear-up for anniversar­y

High-tech ap­proaches pro­mote law en­force­ment

Global Times US Edition - - CHINA - By Leng Shumei

Ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gent (AI), 5G, fa­cial recog­ni­tion… Chi­nese po­lice across the coun­try are ac­cel­er­at­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion of lat­est tech­nolo­gies dur­ing their prepa­ra­tions for the up­com­ing 70th anniversar­y of the found­ing of the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of China, which falls on Oc­to­ber 1.

State Coun­cilor and Min­is­ter of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity Zhao Kezhi on Satur­day called for en­hanced mea­sures to pre­vent risks, safe­guard so­cial se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity to cre­ate a safe and sta­ble so­cial and po­lit­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment for the up­com­ing 70th anniversar­y. He made the re­marks dur­ing a three-day visit to North­east China’s Liaon­ing Prov­ince.

Zhao said that Chi­nese po­lice should stick to re­form and ap­ply­ing tech­nolo­gies to strengthen them­selves as well as to lift their ef­fi­ciency and ca­pac­ity in pub­lic se­cu­rity work.

To get well pre­pared for the 70th anniversar­y, po­lice de­part­ments in Wuhan, cap­i­tal of Cen­tral China’s Hubei Prov­ince, have al­ready held 1,200 train­ing cour­ses and 45 projects aim­ing to im­prove lo­cal po­lice of­fi­cers’ ac­tual com­bat ca­pac­ity. These cour­ses also cov­ered po­lice eti­quette and English, lo­cal me­dia re­ported.

A lo­cal po­lice of­fi­cer from Dong­tai county, East China’s Jiangsu Prov­ince, who re­quested anonymity, told the Global Times on Sunday that they have bought drones and will use them to mon­i­tor the streets on busy days.

Po­lice of­fi­cers from Suzhou, also in Jiangsu, con­firmed that they had in­tro­duced fa­cial recog­ni­tion prod­ucts and in­creased the num­ber of sur­veil­lance cam­eras in the city to crack down on crimes and safe­guard so­cial se­cu­rity.

As more places have joined the cam­paign to pro­mote smart polic­ing in lo­cal pub­lic se­cu­rity work, analysts be­lieve that in­creased ap­pli­ca­tion of high-tech prod­ucts, which pro­vides faster com­mu­ni­ca­tion and data search, can help re­duce crimes and en­hance law en­force­ment.

“I used to see thieves wan­der­ing around look­ing for tar­gets in the mar­ket, but they are rare nowa­days thanks to the in­stal­la­tion of sur­veil­lance cam­eras,” a ven­dor sur­named Jin, who has sold mo­bile phone ac­ces­sories for eight years in Huaqiang­bei, an elec­tron­ics mar­ket in Shen­zhen in South China’s Guang­dong Prov­ince, was quoted as say­ing by lo­cal news site gd.ifeng.com on May 20.

Po­lice au­thor­i­ties at Huaqiang­bei, which is dubbed “the No.1 elec­tron­ics mar­ket in China,” have in­tro­duced smart lamps equipped with sur­veil­lance cam­eras, Wi-fi and alarm but­tons, to deal with thieves. They vowed to fur­ther dig­i­tal­ize their po­lice af­fairs this year to pre­pare for the up­com­ing 70th anniversar­y.

Shen­zhen has be­come a pioneer in ap­ply­ing 5G tech­nol­ogy to the con­struc­tion of po­lice sta­tions af­ter the city was re­ported in late April to have built the coun­try’s first 5G po­lice sta­tion, fea­tur­ing cut­ting-edge tech­nolo­gies, which en­abled real-time ul­tra-high def­i­ni­tion im­age trans­mis­sion, fa­cial recog­ni­tion, po­lice drone pa­trols and aug­mented re­al­ity smart glasses.

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