China targets illegal explosive, gun industries – AFP

From AFP via China Daily:

Chinese authorities have admitted they are struggling to cope with a “rampant” illegal market in explosives and small arms, as they launched a crackdown.

“At present the situation concerning explosives, guns and ammunition is not optimistic,” ministry spokesman Wu Heping told journalists at a briefing to announce details of the four-month crackdown.

The number of explosions, the theft of explosives and criminal activities using illegally made guns were posing problems for police and public safety, he said. [Full Text]

See also China to tighten control on illegal weapons by Shanghai Daily

June 13, 2006 9:54 AM
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