The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will take place this fall, a very sensitive time when the CCP needs to re-elect the top leader. At the same time, the CCP is strengthening its crackdown on public security with its new campaign.
The CCP launches ‘One Hundred Days of Action‘
According to China Daily, China’s national public security agency held a “One Hundred Days of Action” meeting to suppress and regulate summer public security on June 25.
The conference said it is necessary to crack down on major crimes, rectify issues of social order and security … to “celebrate the victory of the 20th National Congress of the Party.”
The meeting mentioned promoting “the fight against underground forces, resolutely destroying the forces and gangs of the underworld.” Also, checking traffic, subway buses, and other fields.
Currently, armed patrols are deployed in Hubei, Tianjin, Guizhou, Shanghai, and other places, Apollo Wang said. Police vowed to “strike hard” on infiltration, subversion, disturbance, and vandalism.
Hubei in the city of Wuhan has nearly 5,000 policemen on the streets every day to ensure that criminals are not missed.
The “Chutian Metropolis Daily” reported that the Wuhan Municipal Public Security Bureau immediately deployed high-level tasks in the city, putting officers on 24-hour shifts.
It is worth noting that the authorities emphasized the need to “strengthen social control.” For example, bringing the police force down to the streets to the maximum extent, integrating them into the community, and “maximizing the mobilization of mass organizations.”
In this regard, Fang Wenxiang, a news commentator, said such intensive control is relatively rare. There may be a problem or something that has alarmed the authorities. So they take measures to increase stability.
Fang Wenxiang thinks there is most likely a problem with the neighborhood committee or the village administration.
He said: “At the grassroots level, the bottom level of power is concerned with the people and firmly controls the social situation in China. There may be other factions operating at the base level.”
Ministry of Public Security against the ‘Internet Army’
According to Vision Times, after launching the “One Hundred Days of Action” to rectify public security on June 27, China’s Ministry of Public Security wanted to fight against and rectify the “Internet Army.”
On the 27th, the Cyberspace Administration of China issued “Regulations on the management of Internet user account information.”
The regulation requires that from Aug. 1, all network platform operators in China must verify the real identity of users and verify the information submitted by the user during the registration process.
The local network information department monitors and manages Internet user account information within its administrative region.
Vision Times said that the CCP has often strictly controlled voices on the internet in recent years, especially on sensitive days. The newspaper quoted some analysts as saying that reorganizing the “Internet Navy” to “One Hundred Days of Action” to suppress and regulate summer public security seems to ensure a third term of Xi Jinping has not changed.
Apollo Wang quotes a scholar named Liu saying that suppressing this type of campaign is merely a form of political expression.
Liu said that Wang Xiaohong, the Minister of Public Security who had just taken office, adopted this action to prove that he had made a difference after taking office. But more importantly, the Chinese regime wants to create stability and harmony in the community to ensure the success of the upcoming Congress.