July 28, 2021

Chinese police urged to verify colleagues’ identities

Through : LIANG Chen| Keywords : ID cards, police, China

French.china.org.cn | Updated on 04-29-2014

Police officers in Shanxi Province were asked to do self-checks to ensure that neither they nor their parents have false home records, especially after it was found that a police officer named Fan Hongwei from Changzhi had six fake ID cards for himself.

Mr. Fan, former deputy director of the Changzhi Public Security Bureau, was removed from his post on April 25.

Li Zeqing, a discipline check officer with the provincial Department of Public Security, told China Daily on Monday that he could not provide any information about the investigation because it was still ongoing.

And he declined to answer questions about the procedure for verifying fake ID cards held by police in the province.

Following an order from the Ministry of Public Security in February, local police asked all police stations in the province to check whether any police officers or their relatives as well as other residents had more than one record. household and more than an identity card. Those who use false household records, or hukou, and false identity cards and refuse to correct this anomaly will be punished according to the relevant law or regulation.

China has very strict requirements and procedures on applying for and issuing ID cards, so fake ID cards are often a common target for police investigations.

For example, the fact that police officers are using fake ID cards is particularly unusual and has sparked public outcry.

Chinese citizens who want to apply for identity cards must bring certificates including their birth certificate and household registration to local public security departments, said Wu Mingan, a law professor at the University of Science. politics and law of China.

However, insiders have told that some police officers responsible for household registration and senior officers can bypass standard processes to make ID cards for friends, relatives and leaders, or just junkies. -of-wine.

Dai Peng, director of the criminal investigation department under the China People’s Public Security University, said that “the emergence of such a case was mainly caused by his abuse of power to avoid normal procedures related to upon request for an identity card ”.

Li Xiaowei, research associate at the Social Science Research Institute of the Shanxi Province Academy of Social Sciences, said that although China has a strict and well-proven management of household registration, it there are still gaps.

“Generally, those who have a false household registration and a fake ID card certainly have hidden secrets that they are afraid to let others know,” Xinhua News Agency said, quoting Mr. Li.

According to Dai, the key is to carry out a comprehensive reform of household registration to promote the reasonable movement of people across the country and to narrow the gap between urban and rural areas so that people enjoy the same. social advantages.