Chinese Police Force | The Economist

China’s domestic security services are vast. There are 2m policemen and women and their esprit de corps matters. They are still capable of suppressing political dissent when the party orders them to. But the party also needs day-to-day maintenance of law and order. An aggrieved, overburdened police force does not seem the best way of ensuring this. Unhappy police make for an unhappy police state.

Source: A policeman’s lot in a police state: not happy | The Economist

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