SHIJIAZHUANG, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Police in areas
neighboring Beijing should check every vehicle, object and person entering the
city to ensure public security for China's National Day celebrations, a senior
Chinese leader said Tuesday.
Police should try to keep "all unstable factors" out
of from Beijing and solve them locally, said Zhou Yongkang, a member of the
Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee
Political Bureau, during a visit to Beijing and Hebei Province to oversee the
"security moat" project.
The "security moat" is a stability drive in six
regions neighboring Beijing, including Hebei, Liaoning, Shandong and Shanxi
provinces, the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region and the Tianjin Municipality.
It is being organized by the Ministry of Public Security
Zhou said the safety of China's National Day
celebrations and stability in Beijing was of overriding importance.
"We should ensure the safety of the celebrations with
Beijing's stability, and ensure Beijing's stability by that of the neighboring
regions," he said.
The police should, Zhou said, act at grassroots
levels to solve people's difficulties and public disputes in order to improve
their livelihoods while maintaining public security.
They should do their job in a rational and civilized
fashion in accordance with the country's laws and regulations, he said.
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