Chinese official urges more efforts to guarantee social stability

08:56, April 13, 2011      

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A senior Chinese official in charge of public security has called for additional social management efforts in safeguarding social stability.

Chen Jiping, deputy director of the Central Committee for Comprehensive Management of Public Security, made the remarks in an interview published by the Guangming Daily newspaper on Tuesday.

It remains a crucial task for China to ensure public security in the coming period due to the country's fast-changing social structure, he said.

Local authorities across the country should improve and innovate their social management efforts and do more to resolve social conflicts and disputes, Chen said.

He added that China should strengthen the crackdown on mafia-style and violent crimes and improve the public security system involving the participation of staff members at grassroots public security agencies.

Chen urged local authorities to improve the management and services targeting special groups of people, including the floating population, mentally disabled patients and drug addicts, among others.

Due to China's management efforts in guarding public security, "the surge of criminal cases has been contained and people's sense of social safety has improved significantly over the past 20 years," he said.

Source: Xinhua
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