Chinese police, especially those in capital Beijing, are gearing up for fire control ahead of the annual full sessions of top legislature and political advisory body.
Beijing police are asked to launch a "thorough and careful" checkup on session venues and residences of delegates to close loopholes of fire control, said the Ministry of Public Security in a circular at its official website Sunday.
Police will go all out to protect the sessions from disturbance of fire accidents, the ministry said.
Police in Beijing's nearby regions such as Tianjin Municipality and Hebei Province are required to stand by for possible assistance to the capital and thoroughly examine key facilities of communication, traffic, power and water supplies.
The annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) will kick off on March 5 and March 3 respectively and last for about two weeks.
This year will see the first full sessions of new NPC and CPPCC National Committee.