People's Armed Police

December 16, 2011 China 2 Comments 8,380 Views

The People’s Armed Police In China.

When thinking of the People’s Armed Police, many of us imagine grim looking communists; that’s not (always) true. Sure, there are areas in China, where almost at every corner policemen are patrolling and they do look a bit fierce but the life for “regular” police men is not enviable: The police in China are generally very poorly paid and not too well trained. They are regarded with suspicion by ordinary Chinese (particularly in rural areas). Police have traditionally been more involved in maintaining government control than solving crimes.

We never really saw one in action either … not even writing tickets, stopping cars or checking people. But if you’re in China, the tension can be felt immediately…

But, as you will see in the photo below, even the grimmest looking person, smiles at some point :D These young officers were obviously only at the beginning of their career and visited the Great Wall just like us…

Young officers at the Great Wall in China.
Young officers at the Great Wall in China.
An officer in front of the Lost City in Beijing.
An officer in front of the Lost City in Beijing.
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