Million volunteers to boost civility in Beijing

Updated: 2011-10-14 12:09


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Over 1 million volunteers will take to the streets and communities to gently stop uncivilized behavior such as spitting and illegal parking in Beijing, the Beijing News reported on Friday.

The “civility monitor group,” unlike law enforcement officials, will try to stop uncivilized behavior through reasoning and gentle words.

The group will mainly have five tasks: asking residents to stop uncivilized behavior, patrolling communities for security, trying to resolve disputes between residents, helping residents in need, and promoting laws and rules.

Organized by municipal authorities, 1.2 million volunteers will start work in 2,633 communities in Beijing by the end of 2011.