Thursday, April 23, 2009

how to beat up a street hawker

The Chinese government's official instruction manual for local police squads (Chengguan--the 'urban management' arm of Chinese local authorities) offers these jewels:

"take care to leave no blood on the face, no wounds on the body, and no people in the vicinity." and "Do not consider whether you are a match for the subject, whether you will harm the subject, or how long it will take for the resistance to subside. You must achieve a state of unawareness and become a resolute law enforcer staunchly protecting the dignity of city administrative regulations."

Guangzhou's Southern Metropolis Daily had the story; danwei has the translation.

More details on the whistleblower who publicized the manual at the EastSouthWestNorth blog.

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