It seems Urban Management Officers, when they’re not busy beating dogs to death in front of their owners, are doing a good job convincing other segments of the population that they’re loathsome for other reasons.
A survey by the Chinese Academy of Social Services (CASS) found that the officers, better known as chengguan, had the worst image of a number of administrative authorities in China, Global Times reported Thursday.
"Chengguan are ranked the most unpopular officials in China to due to more than a dozen cases of violent law enforcement in 2013," Global Times reported.
CASS’s "Public Image Crisis Countermeasure Research Paper 2013-14" was published on Monday.
Placing behind chengguan in the unpopular sweepstakes were management staff of schools and hospitals, the report said.
As the Beijinger reported earlier, on May 24:
An English national was left badly shaken on Saturday when his pet dog was beaten to death in front of him by local urban managment officials.
In a scene described as "surreal," the man was pushed aside by a chengguan official while others beat it to death with sticks.
This post first appeared on thebeijinger.com on May 30, 2014.
Photo: the Beijinger