Armed police patrol Sanya’s key areas amid security concerns
More armed police are being deployed citywide in Sanya to conduct regular patrols on the streets amid rising concerns over public security.
The police are armed with handguns and patrol city streets in key areas as well as places with large numbers of people such as the railway station, Sanya Phoenix International Airport, and at bus stations, in order to reduce the chance of all kinds of crimes and guarantee the stability of public order in crowded areas.
"The presence of armed police will enable immediate responses to emergencies and effectively combat street crimes," said Yan Zhengbin, deputy director of the Sanya public security management bureau.
The armed police are specially trained and equipped to conduct regular patrols.