Armed police on patrol in Shenzhen, April 16. (File photo/Xinhua)
Police in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province have announced that they will reward anti-terror tip-offs to encourage the public to join the fight against terrorism.
Members of the public can earn rewards by giving information on terrorist activities, and suspicious people, objects and vehicles, the Shenzhen municipal public security bureau said in a notice on Monday.
Once confirmed, the reward will be calculated on how much damage would have been caused. The rewards range from 2,000 yuan to 500,000 yuan (US$320-$80,000), but there is no absolute upper limit.
People can report crimes by dialing 110; by SMS, email, letter; in person to the police; or on the public security bureau website.
Informants' identities will be kept confidential, while anyone who purposely provides false information will be held accountable.
Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province, has published a similar announcement.
Authorities remain alert after a number of terror-related incidents across the country in recent months, including a May 22 attack at an open market in Urumqi northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region. The incident, the deadliest in recent years in the region, killed 39 bystanders and injured 94 others.