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Zhejiang launches police-calling service on WeChat

ezhejiang.gov.cn| Updated: January 7, 2021 L M S

The Zhejiang Provincial Department of Public Security recently launched the "Zhejiang 110" Multimedia Platform for Police-Calling, a mini-program embedded in the ubiquitous WeChat mobile app. Residents across Zhejiang are now able to call the police online.

Calling the police through the internet is believed to complement the traditional way of doing so via telephone and it also suits some special circumstances when the victim may not be able to safely speak free or when they cannot clearly describe their location.

Entering the mini-program, users can press the "Calling Police in Voice" button, which can directly dial "110" on their cellphones and contact local police.

Users can also press the "Speedy Police-Calling for Help" button, which leads to an interface where they can type words and upload photos and videos in a discrete way. If users are not sure about their exact location, they can press the "Upload Location" button to share with local police their real-time location accurately as captured by their smartphones.


The interface for the "Speedy Police-Calling for Help" section on the mini-program. [Photo/WeChat account:zjfabu]

Moreover, the mini-program features a dedicated section for users to make quick policing registrations when they have encountered phone or internet fraud, as well as a section for them to provide offence-related clues for local police.

Click on the link below to read a detailed Chinese-language instruction for the use of the mini-program: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/WUBHe3lGRQbSEofrm_0UIg