ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperChina / SocietyTop NewsPoliticsSocietyCover StorySciencePeoplePhotosBeijingWary Beijing orders police gun training(Xinhua) Updated:2014-06-29 18:04Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallBEIJING – Beijings security chief has called for more firearms training for SWAT officers patrolling a city with its eyes wide open for terrorist attacks.Chinas vice minister of public security and head of Beijing Public Security Bureau Fu Zhenghua on Saturday urged officers to make sure that they are ready to “deal a deadly blow to enemies at the critical time”.Fu asked them to be well prepared and maintain stability in the city, as he visited police stations and SWAT checkpoints along Beijings main drag, Changan Avenue on Saturday, talking to officers.In October 2013, Xinjiang separatists drove a vehicle into the crowd in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, killing five and injuring 40. This coming November, the APEC Leaders Summit — the most important event since the 2008 Olympics — is scheduled to take place in a new complex in a rural part of Beijing.Chinese police generally do not carry firearms. Gun crime is very rare in a nation where gun controls are extremely strict, but facing escalating security threats, armed police have been patrolling Beijings major subway stations and crowded areas since May.In March, Chinas security watchdog launched a program to train more officers in the use of firearms.
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