BEIJING, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Public Security on Tuesday urged police departments at all levels to be vigilant against crimes ahead of the holidays.
Li Wei, Vice Minister of Public Security, said public security organs should be on high alert for severe crimes to ensure a satisfactory New Year, Chinese Lunar New Year holiday and "two sessions" in 2014.
Li stressed that all departments should severely crack down on major crimes including guns, explosives, arson, homicide and intentional injuries, and called on all levels of police to innovate to uncover cases.
The Chinese Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, is the most important traditional Chinese festival and an occasion for family reunions. It falls on Jan. 31, 2014.
The "two sessions" are annual meetings of the National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.