China vows crackdown on ‘hostile forces’ as public tests Xi
The Associated Press
BEIJING (AP) – China’s ruling Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces.”
The Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission’s statement was released late Tuesday after the largest street demonstrations in decades by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions.
While it did not directly address protests, the statement serves as a reminder of the party’s determination to enforce its rule.
There has been a massive show of force by the internal security services to deter a recurrence of protests that broke out over the weekend in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other cities.
Security forces have conducted random ID checks and searched mobile phones for evidence of participation in demonstrations.
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11/30/2022 8:44:06 AM (GMT -6:00)