The Role of the People’s Armed Police in Chinese Policing

  title={The Role of the People’s Armed Police in Chinese Policing},
  author={Ivan Y. Sun and Yuning Wu},
  journal={Asian Journal of Criminology},
  • I. Sun, Yuning Wu
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Political Science
  • Asian Journal of Criminology
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