China clippings

Drunk driving sours into brawl, 17 police injured
Updated: 2009-08-19 20:09

Seventeen policemen and six fire fighters were injured in a conflict with locals in Pingshan district, Shenzhen Tuesday, the Southern Metropolis News reported.

Three unlicensed motor drivers, who were tested drinking alcohol, refused to show the licenses after they were stopped by the police. The conflict was escalated when the three men called 40 people and they clashed with the police.

Sixteen suspects were detained after 100 policemen were dispatched to end the conflict.

31 cities’ police units deployed to Xinjiang after riot

Updated: 2009-08-18 09:31

The Ministry of Public Security deployed 31 special police units from 31 cities across the country to Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region to ensure public order after the July 5 riots,, the website of the Xinhua News Agency reported Monday.

The police units took 37 charted planes to Urumqi and arrived 11 hours after being ordered to the region.

Most of the police units were involved in the Wenchuan earthquake rescue. Some also dealt with the “March 14 riots” in Tibet, while still others assisted with security for the Beijing Olympics, Xinhua said.

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