They even teach police to speak Chinese so that the Chinese people don’t struggle to communicate with them.
The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga was among many dignitaries attending the opening of the new Chinese Community and Police Cooperation Centre and the 3rd term opening of the Chinese language training programme in Port Elizabeth on the afternoon of 28 October 2018.
This is the 13th centre to be opened nationally by the Chinese community. The Provincial Commissioner in her address to the audience expressed her appreciation to the Chinese leadership in the province.
“My confidence is also derived from the long term economic relations our country has with the Republic of China. With the strengthened and deepened relationship between South Africa and China, the SAPS has benefited by finding its role in order to further the existing relationship within the police and the Chinese community. On the other hand, this relationship has also found its expression in the educational programs involving our police members. I congratulate the Chinese community for the noble initiative established in the Province and Clusters in Port Elizabeth. I celebrate with you, the opening of the New Chinese Community and Police Cooperation Centre as well as the 3rd opening of the Chinese Language Training Centre”, added Lieutenant General Ntshinga.
The Councillor (Police) of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Pretoria, YU Yuan included in his speech that the Chinese community will be model citizens for abiding to the laws of this country. They have pledged to support the police members and encouraged the police and the Chinese people to work together to build safer communities. After the official opening of the centre, there were martial act demonstrations and dragon dancing. The event ended with a sumptuous meal comprising of Chinese food and delicacies.