(People’s Daily Online)Recently we have had a few articles about Chinese authorities cracking down on young gamers and the like. We are wondering now, what percentage of Chinese police are Internet addicts as it seems that they have a taste for Counterstrike. An Internet café in Tianjin on Wednesday saw 300 members of the local police force engaged in a three-day Counterstrike competition. They even went so far as to have a team of judges to ensure that none of the police (whose job it is to uphold morality, law and order) cheated.
“The competition is organized to sharpen anti-terrorist skills of Tianjin’s police force, as we find the nature of the game very similar to that of our daily practice,” said Officer Zhang Bin, one of the organizers.
Han Zhen, a tactical instructor of Tianjin police, found the game very helpful. “Given its close resemblance to real-life scenarios, the game greatly enhances the terrorism awareness of our officers,” the five-year veteran gamer said. “And it is very important as terrorism has become a global issue.
In reference to the judges used to dissuade cheating, which usually takes place in the form of “peeking,” Han remarked:
In actual situations, you have no way to peek at the terrorists’ position.