Inkstone
    Mar
    12
    2018
    Mar
    12
    2018
    Meet Beijing’s security volunteers
    Meet Beijing’s security volunteers
    SOCIETY

    Meet Beijing’s security volunteers

    arrow left
    arrow right
    close button
    Play
    Play
    by
    Zoe Chen, Lea Li, Chieu Luu and Thomas Yau
    Zoe Chen,
    Lea Li,
    Chieu Luu and
    Thomas Yau
    Subscribe to the Inkstone newsletter
    By registering you must agree to our T&Cs

    Beijing relies on 850,000 public security volunteers to keep order in a city of 21.5 million people.

    They keep an eye out for “troublemakers” and "suspicious people."

    During China’s two big political meetings, or "two sessions", petitioners flock to Beijing.

    Inkstone caught up with two such volunteers on the streets of the bustling capital. The two retirees, both over 70 years old, were kind of adorable.

    Subscribe to the Inkstone newsletter
    By registering you must agree to our T&Cs
    ZOE CHEN
    ZOE CHEN
    arrow rightarrow right
    Zoe is a video journalist at Inkstone. Previously, she was a video journalist and producer for BBC Chinese and BBC News in Beijing.

    LEA LI
    LEA LI
    arrow rightarrow right
    Lea is a contributor to Inkstone and a multimedia producer specialising in video and motion graphics at the South China Morning Post.

    CHIEU LUU
    CHIEU LUU
    arrow rightarrow right
    Chieu is a contributor to Inkstone and the supervising producer of Video for the South China Morning Post.

    THOMAS YAU
    THOMAS YAU
    arrow rightarrow right
    Thomas Yau is a contributor to Inkstone and a video journalist at the South China Morning Post.

    arrow right
      Rotate the screen
      Please rotate for best experience.