Shandong Police College Invites ACSRT to Take Part in a Seminar on Counter Terrorism for Developing Countries


From 6 to 26 April, 2012, a team from the ACSRT, upon invitation from the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, took part in a seminar on Counter Terrorism organized by the “Shandong Police College” (SDPC) for developing countries from Asia and Africa.

Since its appointment by the Chinese government in 2006 Shandong Police College (SDPC) has provided 38 training programmes attended by 677 police officers from about 50 countries.

The training course was attended by participants from 18 countries, namely Palestine, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Lebanon, Turkey, Ghana, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Namibia, Tunisia and the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT)

The training course was aimed at sharing the same experience and information on counter terrorism with countries of Asia and Africa and strengthening unity, co-operation and mutual assistance with those countries as an important component of China’s counter terrorism policy.

The course provided an important opportunity for participants to exchange views and experiences on the Counter terrorism instruments in different countries, as well as to facilitate stronger collaboration among participants.

The training course was undertaken in two formats: a series of lectures and study tours designed to enhance understanding of China’s History.

The training topics included:
• Anti-terrorism in finance;
• Anti-terrorism law in China;
• Basic knowledge of terrorism;
• Overview of intelligence in the anti-terrorism;
• Anti-terrorism intelligence;
• The Administrative system of police in China;
• Policing combating skills;
• Field study in Qufu Public security bureau
• Anti-terrorism countermeasures;
• Anti-terrorism Negotiation;
• Cyber terrorism;
• Disposal of an explosion scene;

As a part of the training, participants also had the opportunity to visit the Special Police Department of Jinan Public Security Bureau center, where participants were provided with a unique inside look into hi-tech equipment, latest innovations in security technology and emergency preparedness and response capabilities of counter terrorism police.

Throughout the Seminar, participants’ discussions focused on the key concepts underlying China’s practices, implementation of China’s counter-terrorism strategies, and challenges in adopting and sustaining the concepts and practices in various country environments.