Yesterday, a photo of a street peddler clutching onto the thigh of a municipal inspector known as the Chengguan was widely distributed on the internet. In the photo, the Chengguan wore a pair of sunglass and was smoking. According to Lu Xueyuan, the street peddler in the photo, he was hugging the Chengguan because his scale was confiscated and he was beaten by municipal inspectors in his previous trading on the street. The Bureau of City Administration and Law […]Read more…
July 14, 2012, at Hefei, Jawad from Afghanistan, Prince from Central Africa and Qinbo from South Africa are patrolling the streets. On the same day, Hefei Xinghua Village street government hired three foreign friends as City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau volunteers. After the simple letter of appointment issue ceremony, the three foreigners changed into Chengguan (City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau) uniform, let by city management staff and started to experience “City Management Law Enforcement” work.
Among China’s numerous law enforcement ranks, Chengguan (城管: The City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau) is perhaps the most feared and despised for their brutality and total disregard of the laws. Google "Chengguan" and thousands of news concerning this law enforcement branch pop up. Thought no longer surprised by news on Chengguan violence, Chinese public are still furious about them. Lately a viral video of a Chengguan squad in Henan province attacking a police officer has caused a […]Read more…
"城管Chengguan" (Urban management officer) is officer who is in charge of enforcement of urban management of the city. This can cover a wide range of affairs, such as environment, city appearance bylaws, pollution control and so on. Yet for some reasons, chengguans perceived as gang members with badges are mostly associated with city appearance bylaws alone and the public seems to have a rather negative opinion towards them: confiscating poor street vendors’ goods, violent treatment to the street vendors, […]Read more…
(Netease) A Beijing drifter young man named Dai Haifei built and placed this egg shaped house under the building he works at. He has been living in it for almost 2 months. According to Beijing News, the property sector where the “egg house” is at hoped Dai Haifei will move the “egg house” inside of his company. City Urban Management (Chengguan) of Haidian district said, the little cabin is an illegal construction which should be removed.
A photo with the title of “Chengguan(城管，local urban administrators) arresting prostitute” has been around the net for 6 years while the real content of the photo is really about policemen saving a woman that attempted suicide. Those figures in the photo are nowhere to find after all these years, still many citizens stubbornly stick to the mistaken interpretation regardless of constant clarifications made by both photographer and relative media.