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