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Lawmakers, advisors show concern for public security issues

Source: Xinhuanet | 03-02-2007 16:37

Special Report:   2007 NPC & CPPCC

BEIJING, March 2 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Public Security has reviewed all the motions, proposals and suggestions submitted by lawmakers and political advisors during the "two sessions" earlier last year.

Crimes, border entrance and exit regulations, police force management, household registration, public order, traffic, Internet and fire control are among the top concerns of deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, and members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top advisory body.

The annual sessions of the NPC and CPPCC National Committee will be convened in the Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing on March 5 and 3, respectively.

The ministry said it had, "with extreme care and sincerity", completed handling all the 24 motions from NPC deputies, 158 proposals from CPPCC National Committee members, and 232 suggestions from both NPC deputies and CPPCC members by the end of last July.

With some NPC deputies calling for harsher crackdown on women and children abduction, the ministry launched several crackdown campaigns last year in dealing with such cases.

During a joint police operation of China and bordering Vietnam from July to September last year, the police rescued 193 abducted Vietnamese women and children, capturing 95 human-trafficking suspects.

The ministry also targeted household registration system reform and swindling cases via cell phone short messages.

Although the number of "serious violent criminal cases" dropped markedly, the total number of criminal cases reached 4.653 million in 2006, almost the same as 2005, figures from the ministry showed.


Editor:Du Xiaodan