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Beijing Taxi Drivers Blow Whistle On Terrorists

by | 7th, August 2008

IT’S back to the 1930s-style policing in Beijing:

Today, the front page of Information Times, a Guangzhou based newspaper, printed a big photo of a taxi driver in Guangzhou displaying his newly-acquired counter-terrorist equipment: a whistle.

According to the newspaper, over thirty thousand taxi drivers in Guangzhou have signed up to volunteer in a “Safe Olympic Monitor” campaign. Volunteer monitors, who are mostly bus and taxi drivers, are required to report any suspicious incidents to the police immediately. Each of them was issued a whistle so they can blow it as well as call the 110 emergency number.

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