AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Types of Police in China

Posted on Jun 7, 2014

1. Police in full uniform – usually well fitting and under a big parasol 2. Police in unform wearing trainers – chilling and if near somewhere they should be guarding then asleep on a stool or chair 3. Military police – have guns 4. Paramilitary police – have large guns and wearing a bullet proof vest 5. Traffic police on a plinth – wearing white gloves and have a whistle. Generally the women do their job...

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China: The Inconsistent Police State

Posted on Nov 16, 2013

We always knew that China was strict with seeing ID and monitoring people, but the extent to which it does it has been a surprise. An even bigger surprise is which laws are strongly enforced and which seem to be openly flaunted. To enter the Forbidden City in Beijing Annemarie’s bag was searched (as was everyone else’s), but mainly for paperwork, anything that could spread ‘propaganda’. To enter Tiananmen...

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