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Police see latest cop high-tech gear
By Zheng Caixiong (China Daily)
Updated: 2004-05-11 22:49

A large exposition featuring security and police equipment and technologies opened in the Guangdong provincial capital Tuesday, offering opportunities for overseas and Chinese mainland firms to expand their presence in the mainland market.

The Guangdong International Exposition on Public Safety, Security and Police Equipment has attracted more than 200 companies and manufacturers displaying their latest technologies and products in anti-terrorism and crime-fighting sectors.

And 60 of them have come from outside the mainland, with overseas participants mainly from the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Japan, South Korea and China's Taiwan Province.

Anti-theft electronic doors, gas protection equipment including gas masks and protective clothes, anti-biotics and anti-chemical clothing and other high-tech electronic products are major exhibits at the show that ends on Friday.

Zheng Shaodong, deputy director-general of the Guangdong Provincial Bureau of Public Security, said the special show provides a good chance for his bureau to purchase new equipment and technology to upgrade the province's police equipment and expand international co-operation and exchanges.

"Guangdong police will introduce more advanced and high-tech technologies and equipment to help fight crime in the future," Zheng said at the opening ceremony.

Lectures and seminars are helping promote exchange and co-operation between Chinese mainland police and their counterparts. An official from Science and Technology Department under the Guangdong Provincial Bureau of Public Security said Guangdong Province has decided to spend a large sum of money to purchase new police equipment and technologies this year.

To ensure a good and sound social order for economic construction, more new equipment and technologies, including police helicopters, anti-chemical warfare vehicles, riot tanks that can be used in both land and water and satellite telecommunication equipment will be put into use in the fight against crime in the southern Chinese province this year, he added.

Two police helicopters were put into service in Guangdong last year.

It is the first time such a special exposition has been held in the prosperous Guangdong Province, which borders the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions.

The show is organized by the Guangdong Provincial Bureau of Public Security and supported by the Ministry of Public Security, the official said.

Liang Guoju, director-general of the Guangdong Provincial Bureau of Public Security, and Li Runsen, director of Science and Technology Department under the Ministry of Public Security cut the ribbon to officially start the event and visited the exposition Tuesday morning.

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