The politics of policing in Greater China

Shiu Hing Sonny LO

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This book examines the politics of policing in Greater China, including mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao. As the author shows, police ideological indoctrination is strongest in mainland China, followed by Hong Kong, and Taiwan, where the police is under increasing political stress, in the aftermath of rising public protests and socio-political movements. Macao’s police, on the other hand, is far less politicized and indoctrinated than their mainland Chinese counterpart. This book demonstrates that policing in China is a distinctive and extensive topic, as it involves not only crime control, but also crisis management and protest control, governance and corruption (or anti-corruption), the management of customs and immigration, the control over legal and illegal migrants, the transfer of criminals and extradition, and intergovernmental police cooperation and coordination. As economic integration is increasing rapidly in Greater China, this region’s policing deserves special attention. Copyright © 2017 The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)9781137390707
ISBN (Print)1137390697, 9781137390691
Publication statusPublished - 2016


Lo, S. S. H. (2016). The politics of policing in Greater China. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


  • Asia
  • China
  • Criminology
  • Policing
  • Political science
  • Politics
  • Social science


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