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Ministry of Public Security

Updated: Aug 25,2014 4:04 PM

The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) is an organization under the State Council in charge of the country’s public security.

The responsibilities of public security agencies in China include:

To prevent, stop and investigate criminal activities;

To fight against terrorist activities;

To maintain stability and order;

To administrate transport, fire fighting and dangerous objects;

To administrate household registration, identification cards, nationality as well as entry, status and exit of Chinese and foreign nationals;

To maintain border security;

To protect persons, venues and facilities as designated by the state;

To manage gatherings, parades and demonstrations;

To supervise public information networks;

To supervise security concerning state organizations, social organizations, enterprises, institutions, and large construction sites;

To guide community security commissions.