Beijing to crack down on political rumors to protect 19th CPC National Congress

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/27 15:43:39

Beijing has vowed to crack down on political rumors and harmful information to protect the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which opens on October 18.

"We should build a firm line of defense to eliminate all kinds of unstable factors," Cai Qi, Secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, said on Tuesday at a conference for the 19th National Congress of the CPC attended by Beijing officials, The Beijing News reported Wednesday.

We should also build a line of defense in cyberspace and crack down on political rumors and harmful information, Cai said.

He noted that the essential work of protecting the 19th CPC National Congress is to safeguard the security and stability of the capital city.

"We should be conscious of the importance of hard work and make 120 percent effort to ensure the security and stability of Beijing and to create a good social environment for the national congress," he said.

Cai also vowed to strengthen cooperation and control with nearby Tianjin and Hebei Province to maintain clear skies.

Leaders from the Beijing Garrison Command, Armed Police as well as universities in Beijing also attended the conference.

The commissions of health and family planning of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei held a joint conference last week to establish a mechanism against a possible public health emergency during the national holiday and 19th CPC National Congress, the Beijing commission's Weibo account announced on Tuesday.

Decisive measures will be adopted to confront possible public health emergencies during the period, the conference said.

Global Times

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