Published: 16:47, May 29, 2024 | Updated: 20:45, May 29, 2024
Chinese leader urges modernizing public security work
By Xinhua
Party and state leaders Xi Jinping, Li Qiang, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li Xi meet with police personnel attending a national conference on public security work at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, May 28, 2024. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the police force to promote the modernization of the country's public security work.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks on Tuesday while meeting with police personnel attending a national conference on public security work in Beijing.

Li Qiang, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang, and Li Xi, all members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, were present.

Addressing the conference on Wednesday, senior CPC official Chen Wenqing urged the police force to stay loyal, clean, and ready to rise to duty.

He called on them to spare no efforts in preventing risks and ensuring security and stability, enhance the quality, efficiency, and credibility of law enforcement, and strengthen the police force through reform.

Chen Wenqing, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, speaks at a national conference on public security work in Beijing, China, May 29, 2024. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

The previous such conference was held in 2019. Since then, great changes have taken place in China's public security work, including improved social order, according to a recent press conference held by the Ministry of Public Security.

Enhanced police efforts in combating organized crimes and telecom fraud, among others, have helped make China one of the safest countries in the world.

The index for Chinese people's sense of security stood at 98.2 percent in 2023, compared with 87.55 percent in 2012.