Editor’s note: Earlier this week, we were pleasantly surprised when an officer from the Kunming Public Security Bureau called us. After a face-to-face meeting, we agreed to, from time to time, publish messages from different Spring City government offices when they pertain directly to the city’s foreign population. Below is the first installment in both English and Chinese.
An Open Letter Concerning the Crackdown on Organized Crime
To all foreigners in Kunming, all entities employing foreigners, and schools recruiting foreign students:
To insure the prosperous lives of the people, and to protect the orderliness of society — according to edicts issued by the Party Central Committee and the State Council — public security organs in Kunming and elsewhere are now resolutely fighting against gang crime.
In order to maintain the public order of Kunming and protect the lawful rights of foreigners and foreign related entities, we call on all foreigners and foreign-related entities in Kunming. If you find your life threatened, business activities disturbed by criminal gangs, or you find evidence of illegal loans or collecting debts by violence, activities such as the distribution of pornography, gambling, drug sales, racketeering or extortion by criminal syndicates, please report them to your local police immediately!
The hotline for the Kunming Municipal Public Security Bureau for reporting criminal cases is (0871) 110 or (0871) 63015198. We also have a 24-hour foreign affairs emergency line, which can be reached by calling 13888556307.
You can also send mail to the Organized Crime Investigation Unit (6th Brigade) of the Criminal Investigation Detachment of the Kunming Municipal Public Security Bureau. They are located at 268 Di’an Lane, Tanxiao Road, Kunming People’s Police Training School, building 10, in Kunming’s Panlong District. The postal code is 650233 (昆明市盘龙区昙小路地安巷268号昆明市人民警察学校10号楼,昆明市公安局刑侦支队有组织犯罪侦查大队 (六大队), 邮编: 650233).
Thank you for your cooperation,
Kunming Public Security Bureau, Exit and Entry Administration