Beijing to mobilize all residents to help manage the capital

By Zhang Hui Source:Global Times Published: 2017/7/4 14:28:39

Beijing plans to mobilize its 21 million residents to help manage the country's capital, and extend urban management efforts to cover streets and alleys, local media reported.

The decision was made during a recent session of the Standing Committee of Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) chaired by Cai Qi, secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, the Beijing Daily reported Monday.

The meeting mentioned using the masses to help manage the city. Beijing should promote the models of "the Chaoyang district masses" and "the dama (elderly ladies) of Xicheng district" and mobilize more residents while utilizing professionals and social resources to manage the capital, according to the session.

Beijing needs to expand its urban management efforts by better supervising its numerous streets and alleys, the session said, adding that urban management should extend to cover all hutongs, or alleys, demanding all of the districts setting up "stewards" of alleys.

Chaoyang residents are nicknamed the "fifth-largest intelligence agency" in the world for tipping off police about suspected drug dealers and helping catch criminal suspects.

A 67-year-old resident surnamed Fang living near the Fifth Ring Road East in Chaoyang told the Global Times that he often informs the local police or his neighborhood committee of "unusual things."

"These things include a stranger acting suspiciously, illegal occupation of fire escapes, dumping of garbage in the vehicle lane and deliberate damage to elevators," Fang said, adding many retired residents in the compound have also volunteered to do so.

"I've lived here for nearly 20 years, and it's the least I can do to contribute to a safe and clean community," said Fang.



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