Tibet reports sharp decline in illegal entry and exit amid crackdown

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/1/17 17:14:14

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region launched a drive to crack down on illegal entry to and exit from the region in July, leading to a 79-percent decrease in the number of cases compared with the first half of the year in 2018, according to Tibet's border control authorities.

In response to an increase of illegal exits and entries along the border of China's Tibet during the first half of 2018, the Tibet departure and entry inspection station launched the drive and strengthened cooperation with the People's Liberation Army stationed along the border, xzxw.com reported on Thursday.

"As the main department to manage exit and entry in Tibet, we are responsible and obliged to severely crack down on illegal exit and entry and to offer better services for domestic and foreign tourists," said Yuan Bin, head of the Tibet exit and entry inspection station. 

The departure and entry inspection station focuses on preventing terrorists or criminals from entering China via Tibet and strengthening management of entry and exit information. A total of 100,000 vehicles and 500,000 passengers have been inspected. 

Nearly 1,000 people were refused entry to Tibet from the border for not completing entry and exit formalities, according to the report.

More than 16,000 police officers have been motivated to visit 21,000 households along the border areas and to register 48,000 people coming from other provinces or regions. Seven residents were awarded a total of 84,000 yuan for their contributions in safeguarding border security. 

Global Times

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