Gansu rewards information on bullying by village gangs

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/26 23:43:39

Northwest China's Gansu Province has announced that it is offering as much 200,000 yuan ($30,177) to people who turn in "village bullies and clan gangs" in its move to encourage participation in the fight against violent crimes.

It is asking residents of Gansu to contact the government if they find evidence of thuggish bullying or of gangs using local connections to control public affairs or command public resources, in a document published last week, news site thepaper.cn reported on Tuesday.

Informers could get a reward of from 500 yuan to 200,000 yuan depending on the information they provide.

The document listed other  unwarranted behavior that should be reported, including illegal business operations, prostitution, gambling and drug-related crimes, as well as interference in or manipulation of village elections, or crimes that seriously threaten social security.

Citizens can simply phone, or send a letter or email, or they can directly provide clues to local social or public security departments.

This is not the first time for Gansu to try to clamp down on rural violence. In 2016, it launched a year-long special operation to crack down on village and family violence.

Back in June, one man surnamed Li, from Zhenyuan county, Gansu was arrested for threatening, intimidating, and beating fellow villagers.

At the beginning of this year, China's discipline watchdog held a conference urging increased efforts in dealing with village bullies and clan gangs.



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