China on Tuesday announced plans to boost public security in preparation for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, AP reported, citing state media. The new security campaign will begin in May in order to ensure “a steady and harmonious social environment” for the anniversary celebrations slated for October. Police will step up efforts to rein in criminal gangs, arrest wanted criminals, and crack down on robberies and phone scams. Local officials have been encouraged to “carry out in-depth patriotic educational activities” which should “guide people to love the party” and recognize the advantages of socialism. Visas for foreigners will also be restricted. China enacted similar security measures in the runup to the Olympic Games in Beijing in August of last year.
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