All urban management officers must be on duty from Tuesday through March 16 to conduct all-weather patrol and monitoring to guarantee security and order during China's national-level March meetings, dubbed the "two sessions." [Special coverage]
The two sessions - the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) - will open on Thursday and Sunday, respectively.
The Beijing Municipal Bureau of City Administration and Law Enforcement told media on Monday that Beijing had dispatched urban management officers, or chengguan, on 24-hour patrol in key areas, such as meeting venues and hotels where lawmakers and CPPCC members are lodged, the Beijing Times reported Tuesday
According to the bureau, at least 30 percent of the law enforcement force should be on duty overnight. The local public security forces should also be prepared for heavy pollution and heavy wind.