China Reports Drop in Rural Riots, Protests

 Blogger 4667 1002 1600 Chineseriotcops.0 From China Confidential Blog:

China’s official Xinhua news agency today quoted a senior government official as saying the number of and riots by discontented Chinese citizens dropped by more than 20 percent in the first nine months of 2006.

Liu Jinguo, who is vice minister of the Ministry of Public Security, reportedly told a police meeting on Monday that Chinese police dealt with 17,900 “mass incidents” from January to September this year- a 22.1 percent reduction in the number of protests, riots, mass petitions and other “mass incidents” in the corresponding months of last year. [Full Text]

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