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Thousands of special police transferred to Urumqi


21:37, November 24, 2011

URUMQI, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of special police had been transferred to Urumqi, capital city of China's northwestern Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, from the regional public security department as of Wednesday.

Sources with the Urumqi Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) confirmed on Thursday that thousands of special police from the SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams of the Xinjiang regional public security department are put under the administration of the Urumqi city's Public Security Bureau

However, the exact number of police officers involved in the maneuver is not specified.

A regulatory body in the Public Security Bureau of Urumqi will be established to take charge of the overall management of the special police teams across the city.

Following the transfer, about 1,000 special police officers will be dispatched to strengthen traffic police, and another 1,000 are expected to work in community-level police stations, according to the Urumqi Municipal Committee of the CPC.


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helen at 2011-11-25203.82.92.*
Excellent move and must be expanded to cover Tibet and Inner Mongolia where US intelligence agencies are trying to acquire resources to create ethnic chaos.Border security should be tightened and foreign infiltration be checked with utmost prejudice.More business, manufacturing and graduates should be encouraged to develop Xinjiang, Tibet that the infrastructures have been put in place. The look Westen China policy should be rejuvenated and aggressively pursued.Seize the hour! Seize the day!

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