Chongqing police forced to reapply for jobs in crime crackdown

BEIJING Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:51pm IST

Related Topics

Rajalakshmi (C), 28, smiles after winning the Miss Wheelchair India beauty pageant in Mumbai November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Miss Wheelchair India

Seven women from across India participated in the country's second wheelchair beauty pageant, which aims to open doors for the wheelchair-bound in modelling, film and television, according to organisers  Slideshow 

BEIJING (Reuters) - The southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing has ordered all its police officials to re-apply for their jobs less than a month after their chief was jailed as part of an anti-mafia crackdown, Chinese radio said.

In a report issued Tuesday and citing classified documents, the China National Radio station said police staff across the city would be forced to submit new applications for their jobs as part of a root-and-branch overhaul.

Strict age and education requirements, as well as work experience, will be taken into account before staff are re-hired.

Former chief of police Peng Changjian was sentenced to life in prison last month after being convicted of protecting "mafia-style" gangs in the city.

His replacement, Wang Lijun, told China National Radio in a separate report that the "systemic reform of policing" in Chongqing was designed to widen the net in the search for qualified police personnel.

Chongqing was established as an "autonomous municipality" in 1997 in order to handle the administrative challenges of the Three Gorges Dam, and it has a population of more than 30 million mostly rural people.

More than 3,300 have been arrested as part of a campaign led by the crusading local Communist Party boss Bo Xilai to root out organised crime and corruption in the city.

(Reporting by David Stanway, Editing by Jerry Norton)

FILED UNDER:

SAARC Summit

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Ferguson Riots

Ferguson Riots

Streets of Ferguson quiet after two nights of racial unrest.  Full Article 

Sedition Act

Sedition Act

Malaysia to retain and prop up Sedition Act, says PM.  Full Article 

Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong student leader banned from Mong Kok protest site.  Full Article 

Poll Pushed Back

Poll Pushed Back

Thai election pushed back to 2016 - deputy PM.  Full Article 

Taiwan Election

Taiwan Election

Taiwan vote tests waters for pro-China govt ahead of presidential polls  Full Article 

Rakhine Plight

Rakhine Plight

Exclusive - Poor and besieged, Myanmar's Rakhine join Rohingya exodus  Full Article 

Ebola Outbreak

Ebola Outbreak

Ebola vaccine from Glaxo passes early safety test  Full Article 

Korea Ferry Crew

Korea Ferry Crew

Stigma and isolation haunt S.Korean families of convicted ferry crew  Full Article 

Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance

China takes "zero tolerance" approach to regional polluters: Cabinet.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device  Full Coverage