‘Chaoyang masses’ earn tidy monthly fee for tips

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/21 22:48:39

Police informants each earn 300-500 yuan a month for tips in a Beijing district famous for a string of high-profile arrests and stings, city media reported Thursday.

Dubbed jokingly the "Chaoyang masses," Chaoyang district has more than 190,000 people participating in its proactive vigilance program, of whom 130,000 are registered using their real names, the Legal Mirror newspaper reported Thursday. Only elite tipsters can earn the monthly stipend.

The district's residents accrued national notoriety as secret members of an "ace world intelligence organization" among Internet users after a slew of celebrities were caught for taking drugs and engaging in prostitution.

Super-snitches who suffer accidents in the district can also claim up to 1.2 million yuan compensation.

More than 60,000 people have downloaded the Chaoyang Masses smart phone app since February that enables users to report suspected child traffickers, missing persons and traffic violators. 

Police receive about 20,000 tips each month from the app: mainly concerning bike thefts, street hoaxes, anti-terrorism and drugs, officials in Chaoyang district said.

In total, more than 850,000 police and chengguan, urban management staff, manage the country's capital.

Beijing's 21 million residents are encouraged to participate in managing the capital, according to the Standing Committee of Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China.

Global Times


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