Meng Jianzhu (孟建柱), the Minister of Public Security, recently published a long article in the Party publication “Qiushi”《求是》. The title of the article is “Intensify the Construction of Five Capacities, Comprehensively Raise the Level of Stability Maintenance”《着力强化五个能力建设 全面提升维护稳定水平》. The following paragraph is from the article (via news.163.com), translated by CDT:
Currently, the social and economic development of China shows a series of new transitional characteristics. In the domain of social stability, there are heightened conflicts among the people, a higher crime rate, and a complex situation in the struggle against enemies. The Internet has become a primary method for the anti-China forces to infiltrate us and amplify destructive energy. This provides new challenges in maintaining state security and social stability for the Public Security agencies. The interconnectivity, complexity and sensitivity of different kinds of social conflicts has apparently increased, bringing new challenges for public security agencies in controlling the complex situation. All kids of criminal activities and social order issues are growing in scale. This also presents new problems for Public Security agencies managing social order. People’s consciousness of the law and consciousness of rights have obviously increased, and the level of public opinion and social supervision has increased to an unprecedented scale. This requires new standards for Public Security agencies’ law enforcement activities.