China handles 87,000 public order disturbance cases

China's public security bureaus handled 87,000 public order disturbance cases in 2005, up 6.6 percent on the previous year, Public Security Ministry spokesman Wu Heping said in Beijing Thursday.

Wu said that to deal with public order disturbances, all the directors of the country's public security bureaus were asked to receive citizens' petitions from May 19 to September.

"Public security bureaus all over the country received more than 200,000 letters and visits from citizens who had grievances to air during the four months and 180,000 of them have been dealt with," said Wu.

China's police authorities have built up a long-term system for receiving letters and visits, so as to prevent public order disturbances, he said.

Source: Xinhua

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