Saturday, April 09, 2005

Chinese police preps SMS crime-reporting service

People who live in Shanghai (China) will be able to report crime by SMS to the 110 police headquarters in the near future. According to the Shanghai Emergency Response Center, police are working with telecos to handle technical problems.
According to police officials, the SMS alarm service would greatly benefit three groups of people - mutes, migrants who can not speak Mandarin and expatriates who can only speak their mother tongue.
Research on the service started at the end of last year when local officials visited their counterparts in Suzhou and Nantong of Jiangsu Province where such a system is currently in use. In Shanghai, the service is likely to come into use within this year.


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