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Chengguan: officers with Chinese characteristics [Copy link] 中文

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Chengguan, urban order management officer, is famous in China for their ubiquitous presence and unlimited powers in the streets. They used to be nightmares for vendors and free markets in the streets, because they seem have the power to confiscate anything in the streets, from an apple to a truck. Now they become much milder and tolerant and study psychology. The conflicts between chengguan and common people are regarded as the conflicts between citizens and the governments. Sometimes, chengguan is classified as a sensitive word in the cyberspace of China, because these officers always cause social unrests and protests. The following pictures may tell you what’s chengguan like in their daily work. They are a special group of people with Chinese characteristics.
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Chengguan was born in 1990s when they wore uniforms of police but did a lot more than the police.

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They quarrelled with private business woman in Haikou, Hainan province on Dec 1, 2004.

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A chengguan was captured by the police assistants after the woman selling water melons called the police, in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on May 21, 2011.

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The policemen are help to recover the trucks of Chengguan, which was toppled by the angry people in a market in Wuhan, Hubei province, on  Nov 24, 2011.

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This photo of Chengguan in Chenggu county, Shaanxi province, in July 2012, became popular online after it was released.

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A man in chengguan uniform is reported by the people to the traffic police for drunk driving in Kunming, Yunan province on May 18, 2011.  He was enforced to take the test and admitted he was a chengguan.

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A vendor complained he was beaten by chengguan and lay on the truck of chengguan on Nov 1, 2011 in Fuzhou, Fujian province, causing three hours of traffic congestion.

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