posted on May, 2 2004 @ 09:37 AM
In response to the growing threat of international and domestic terrorism activities, particularly airline hijackings, China established a dedicated
anti-terrorism special police force on 22 July 1982. Originally led by the Ministry of Public Security, the Chinese police authority, this special
police unit was later subordinated to the People's Armed Police (PAP) Forces in 1983.
Like most anti-terrorism forces around the world, the PAP Special Police receives the best equipment as well as toughest training. Their missions
include anti-terrorism, anti-hijacking, hostage rescuing, riot control. The PAP Special Police also assists the special police (SWAT) teams of the
local public security authorities (police services) in dealing with violent criminals.