THE PRIVATE SECURITY SECTOR IN CHIN A IS BOOMING. Millions of authorized private security guards were operating, increasing each year. A million security personnel work for companies owned directly by China's public security bureaus (PSB), and three million personnel work for companies monitored and managed by PSB. In Beijing, there are 76,000 registered security personnel, compared to 50,000 police, and 18 cities and provinces in China have more than 50,000 registered security guards. The areas with the fastest growing numbers of security guards are Guangxi province and Tibet, where the numbers have more than doubled in one year. The four million legitimate security personnel are the tip of a much larger private security iceberg. Millions of unregistered or "black market private security" (heishi bao'an) personnel operate in uniforms almost identical to those of their authorized counterparts, and in some areas, the proportion of black market to legitimate guards is one to one.
In Origin of Human Hybrids, demons drive the actions
Rick Martin unjustly treats his wife, Mai, as do the rest who involved her in mental telepathy experiment without fully disclosing what would be involved down the line. She collapsed, an expected event, but no one warned her. She’s injected with artificial blood and bots, again without her knowledge or consent, ostensibly to save her life and the fetuses. She’s being spied on, what else?
Facing her fear of returning to Xi’an where General Huang was falsely arrested and murdered, and where she hid to save her life. She feels guilty about Huang, thinks it’s her fault. Wonders if he’s the father of the baby. Wonders if Rick or Ron is the father.
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A silvery curtain screens the morning sun where he sits in his corner office, overlooking Beihai Lake. Ron’s catching up on work for the firm supervising the new offices opening in Taiwan and Pakistan, when another text interrupts. OK 2 TALK?
He calls her.
“Tangzi, sweetie, I’ll see you soon.”
“Rick told me today.”
“The same with me. Lawrence Wright called this morning.”
“Do you think it’s safe?” asks Mai.
“Don’t worry. That’s my job,” he assures her.
“What about Commander Gao?” she asks.
“He’s meeting us at the hotel tomorrow. How are you?” asks Ron.
“The baby and I are great. Talk to you later. Bye bye,” says Mai and disconnects.