A senior Chinese official has called on law enforcement agencies to resolve social contradictions and maintain harmony and stability.
Wang Lequan, deputy secretary of the Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remark during his recent visits to the offices of the country's prosecution, judicial and public security authorities in Beijing.
In a statement issued Sunday, Wang said that resolving social contradictions, improving social management and preventing corruption were the main jobs for law enforcement agencies around the country.
Wang called on law enforcement agencies to pay full attention to the important role that mediation can play in resolving social contradictions.
He also stressed that law enforcement agencies should place more focus on people's rehabilitation after their release from prison.
Law enforcement agencies should carry out public education on the rule of law, improve credibility by increasing transparency, and end the practice of gaining confessions by torture, he added.