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#1 jeff


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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:21 PM

Beijing subway accused of neglecting security checks

Recently, Beijing subway has been accused of neglecting security checks.

The undercover reporters have found that they were able to pass through three subway security checks in Beijing easily with prohibited knives within 45 minutes on May 2.

Besides, when the conveyor belt of security check machine got dirty or passengers did not place their bags on the conveyor belt, the security personnel basically paid no attention too.

"Many subway security checks now perform practically no function. What are they exactly meant for, except for wasting our time?" said a Beijing citizen, surnamed Li.

Citizens worried that the neglect in subway security check poses potential danger to passengers, and will cause dispute between passengers and security personnel in case anything happens. The security personnel should be required to enhance their awareness of responsibility.

Responding to such negative reports, Beijing Subway on Monday denied their neglecting work and stated that the reports focused only on an individual case.

In order to give a full display of their performance, the authority also used the statistics to tell that "they have examined a total of 2.4 billion objects, and seized 169,600 prohibited items including military appliances, imitation guns, shells, bullets, bombs, knives and inflammable and explosive materials," since security checks began on June 29, 2008.

And "there are 378 security check stations situated across the 13 lines under the management of the Beijing Mass Transit Railway Operation Corp., manned by over 5,000 security personnel."

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