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15 Highlights of the Public Security Reform Plan

The "Framework Opinion on Several Major Issues in Comprehensively Deepening Public Security Reform" and its respective reform plan, have already been reviewed and passed by the central authorities, and will be released and put into practice. The official Weibo account of the People's Daily has summarized 15 prominent highlights and 7 major tasks.
The fifteen highlights include:

No 1: Accelerating the establishment of uniform credit code system based on citizen's identity numbers, promoting the establishment of a system connecting records of crimes and unlawful acts with credit and entrance into relevant professions.

No. 2: In close collaboration with relevant departments, completing efficient and seamless work mechanisms such as for recovering unlawful gains from overseas, repatriation and extradition.

No. 3: Soundly promoting reform of the household registration system, abolishing the temporary residence permit system, and establishing and completing mechanisms for the provision of basic public services that are linked to requirements such as the number of years of residency. Implementing a policy for settlement of persons without a household registration. Establishing an online household registration relocation verification system and a system for acceptance of non-local resident identification documents, to facilitate handling of household registration and identity cards in other areas.

No. 4: Reforming the model of border inspections between Hong Kong, Macao and the interior, raising the efficiency of clearance. Giving county-level public security organs authority to receive and approve entry and exit permits. Completing and improving a standardized, flexible and pragmatic system for foreigners' permanent residency.

No. 5: Revising the drivers' test, promoting systems for drivers to make their own testing appointments, take the test in other regions, and so forth. Deepen reform of motor vehicle inspections, comprehensively implementing inspections of non-local vehicles within a province and gradually implementing vehicle inspections across provinces. Establishing systems across provinces for handling non-local traffic violations and payment of fines.

No 6: Exploring the implementation of systems for separating case filing and acceptance, and for centralizing case filing and management.

No.7: Completing systems of norms for administrative discretion system, refining and quantifying standards for discretion. Deepening transparency in law enforcement, implementing systems for public announcements in law enforcement.

No. 8: Revolving around the reform of promoting trial as the center of litigation, improving work mechanisms for gathering evidence to fit the requirements of evidence rules; improve work mechanisms for the strict implementation of rules for the exclusion of illegal evidence and prohibiting the use of torture to extract confessions and physical abuse of criminal suspects; establish and complete systems for recording the questioning of criminal suspects and mechanisms for promptly earnestly reviewing and addressing explanations, complaints and accusations by criminal suspects and persons suspected of unlawful conduct; and improve work mechanisms for hearing the opinions of defense attorneys during the investigation phase.

No.9: Standardizing procedures for the sealing, seizing, freezing and disposition of assets involved in cases, carrying out centralized management of assets involved in a case.

No. 10: Improving responsibility systems for law enforcement, completing system for correcting law enforcement error and pursuing liability, and establish and complete a lifetime accountability system for unjust, false and wrongfully decided cases.

No 11. Exploring the establishment of a principle investigator system, putting into place a system of lifetime responsibility for case quality, and so on.

No 12: On the basis of the characteristics and nature of the people's police, establishing mechanisms for the management and security of police that differ from those for other public servants. On the basis of position type and rank, conducting categorized management of people's police.

No 13. Fully implementing the principle of people's police benefits being "high for the locality but slightly lower than soldiers", establishing a safeguard system for police's salary and benefits that conforms with the special characteristics of the profession.

No 14. Improving the system of people's police pensions, establishing and completing systems of insurance for accidental physical harm and other professional risks. Lawfully protecting the authority of people's police in enforcing the law.

No. 15: Standardizing management of police support staff.

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