Chinese Police Told To Go Easy On Protesters


China’s police must avoid inflaming riots and protests, the country’s most senior police official has warned, as concern grows about social unrest.

Meng Jianzhu, minister of public security, acknowledged that there were a growing number of “mass incidents” caused by economic crimes as well as other issues in an article this weekend.

Premier Wen Jiabao warned in the same journal that tensions caused by slowing economic growth and price rises could undermine social stability, adding that this year would be “the worst in recent times for our economic development”.


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