China Orders 6-Month Drive to Preserve Order

With the Beijing Olympics and the 30th anniversary of the reform and opening policy around the corner, Beijing is making an effort to keep the lid on social unrest. From Reuters:

The Central Committee for Comprehensive Management of Social Security gave the order for March to September to eliminate conflicts, chaos and other activities concerning social order.

“We should make concerted efforts to properly resolve outstanding problems affecting social harmony and stability,” the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of China’s ruling Communist Party, said in the brief report.

All levels of the Party and government must give priority to issues of order and “adopt practical and feasible measures and keep a firm grasp to achieve results”, it said.

March 2, 2008 10:27 PM
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