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    Chinese Authorities Tighten Police Recruitment Regulations

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    The Chinese authorities have decided to tighten the rules for recruiting candidates to serve in the police force, according to a statement published on the Chinese Ministry of Public Security's website Monday.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) The new set of rules are designed to ensure candidates' loyalty to the authorities as well as their honesty and professionalism, according to the statement. The authorities are due to carry out a recruitment drive at a provincial level.

    According to the statement, the recruitment drive is expected to be carried out among students who are preparing for a future in the police service, as well as among talented candidates from the general public. Graduates of specialized colleges due to be the main source of new recruits.

    The recruitment process is due to be as transparent as possible. Recruiters will analyze the psychological condition of the candidates to improve the quality of the screening process.

    Earlier in January, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the largest military reform in the country, with the aim of changing the management system of the People's Liberation Army, the biggest army in the world with a strength of more than 2 million military personnel.

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