Latest News:  
Beijing   Overcast/Cloudy    26 / 18   City Forecast

Home>>China Society

China tightens museum security after thefts, robberies


15:22, September 07, 2011

BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- China's police and cultural authorities have jointly issued a circular calling for tightened museum security after three theft and robbery cases occurred in the country this year.

The cases include a May theft at the Palace Museum in China's capital, in which several exhibited items on loan from a Hong kong-based museum were stolen.

"People who have been encouraged by the high profits that can be attained through the theft and smuggling of ancient relics tend to set their targets on various museums," said a circular jointly released Tuesday by the Ministry of Public Security and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.

The circular said that police and cultural authorities should examine museum security systems and improve training for museum guards.

Museums should make emergency response plans and conduct emergency drills every six months to improve their ability to handle thefts, according to the circular.

Police and cultural authorities will carry out security checks in museums before the end of this year, suspending the operation of museums with security flaws, according to the circular.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Conjoined twins recovering after 6-hr surgery

  2. Continuous rainfall triggers flood in Luanchuan

  3. 6 dead in military truck crash with car, truck in Mexico

  4. Say cheese!

Most Popular


  1. S. Korea turns tourist resort into naval base
  2. China committed to peace and growth
  3. WTO ruling subtle support of protectionism
  4. Let them eat cake, after tax
  5. No end in sight for crisis of Western capitalism
  6. Top leaders work their way from grass roots
  7. US harms self, others with trade protectionism
  8. US dollar depreciation will not fix debt dilemma
  9. New-edition humanitarian intervention
  10. Knowledge no longer power for rural poor

What's happening in China

Conjoined twins recovering after 6-hr surgery

  1. Former security guard enters college
  2. Cow memorial video churns online
  3. Tomb raiders remain a menace
  4. Wal-Mart apologizes for new customer fraud
  5. Shanghai blaze victims in plea over donations

PD Online Data

  1. Aites of the Kazak
  2. Dongba Art of Naxi
  3. Fish-skin Clothes of Hezhe
  4. The Mongolian-style Lele Cart
  5. Ballad of Liu Sanjie