MPS build­ing up po­lice in­tel­li­gence sys­tem

Global Times US Edition - - TOPNEWS - By Liu Caiyu Page Editor: [email protected]­al­times.com.cn

China’s Min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity (MPS) has re­quested lo­cal-level po­lice or­gans speed up ef­forts in build­ing an ef­fec­tive in­tel­li­gence com­mand sys­tem to pre­pare for the up­com­ing cel­e­bra­tion of the 70th an­niver­sary of the es­tab­lish­ment of the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of China.

To bet­ter main­tain na­tion­wide se­cu­rity and po­lit­i­cal se­cu­rity, po­lice in­tel­li­gence de­part­ments should has­ten build­ing “a uni­fied, ef­fi­cient and au­thor­i­ta­tive in­tel­li­gence com­mand sys­tem,” Zhao Kezhi, min­is­ter of the MPS said at a con­fer­ence held in Bei­jing on Tues­day, cpd.com.cn, a site af­fil­i­ated with the min­istry re­ported on Wed­nes­day.

The in­tel­li­gence team needs to strengthen their ca­pa­bil­ity to an­a­lyze, spec­u­late, send out early warn­ings, rapidly react, com­mand and deal with emer­gen­cies, Zhao said.

Chi­nese an­a­lysts said a solid in­tel­li­gence com­mand sys­tem could al­low po­lice to crack down and pre­vent crimes more ef­fec­tively and ac­cu­rately.

Ahead of the ma­jor event, po­lice across the coun­try need to be alert to all kinds of crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties es­pe­cially po­ten­tial sab­o­tage from over­seas anti-china forces and pros­e­ces­sion forces since “re­cently riot­ers have been cre­at­ing chaos and vi­o­lence across the Hong Kong Spe­cial Ad­min­is­tra­tive Re­gion under the sup­port of for­eign force,” Li Wei, a counter-ter­ror­ism ex­pert at the China in­sti­tute of con­tem­po­rary in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions in Bei­jing, told the Global Times.

Some do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and mass in­ci­dents are also likely to challenge the po­lice dur­ing the spe­cial mo­ment, which needs an in­tel­li­gence sys­tem to mon­i­tor, Li said.

The in­tel­li­gence de­part­ments from dif­fer­ent places are rel­a­tively in­de­pen­dent. If uni­fied, po­lice could make more ef­fec­tive judg­ment in deal­ing with the emergency, said Wang Hong­wei, a pro­fes­sor at Ren­min Univer­sity of China’s school of pub­lic ad­min­is­tra­tion and pol­icy in Bei­jing.

MPS an­nounced that po­lice across China will be re­quired to con­duct com­bat drills to im­prove their abil­ity to safe­guard na­tional po­lit­i­cal and so­cial stability. Po­lice de­part­ments will strengthen basic train­ing of all po­lice of­fi­cers and fo­cus on im­prov­ing abil­i­ties to pre­vent ma­jor risks and main­tain stability and se­cu­rity, the MPS an­nounced on its web­site Fri­day.

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