The Fengqiao Experience: How China Relieves Its Police Officers of Pressures from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors

  • Hongsong Liu School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Yue Xu College of Foreign Languages, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11576/ijcv-6374

Keywords:

Fengqiao Experience, police officer, COVID-19, grassroots social governance

Abstract

Police officers worldwide have encountered significant challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a lack of protective equipment, overwork, and the legality of emergency policing. This study explores how police officers in China have responded to public emergencies during the pandemic, using a comprehensive and multi-channel method of data collection and analysis. The primary and secondary data were obtained from questionnaires (N=713), semi-structured interviews (N=30), and official reports. The “Fengqiao Experience” demonstrates how China relieves pressure on police officers during the pandemic in both the short and long run. The experimental practices of Fengqiao, including material support and training mechanisms, non-contact law enforcement, intelligent analysis combined with big data, grid-based governance, and joint defense mechanisms, prove to be effective. Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic is not only a test for the national governance system and its capabilities but also an opportunity to promote its modernization.

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Published

2023-06-27

How to Cite

Liu, H., & Xu, Y. (2023). The Fengqiao Experience: How China Relieves Its Police Officers of Pressures from the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 17. https://doi.org/10.11576/ijcv-6374

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Focus: Covid and conflict: Local impacts and global questions