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Granny Patrols: Life After Retirement

Granny Patrols: Life After Retirement

On a quiet Thursday morning in early June, Guo Jing and Li Xiu Lan sit on small chairs outside their homes in Lian Zi Ku Hutong. Retired, they now spend their days as neighborhood public security volunteers. The community guard system, known informally today as the “Granny Patrol,” was formed in 1949.