Personal bodyguard app to launch in northeast China

A screenshot of a Jinyiwei appImage copyright

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The app’s name, Jinyiwei, comes from a name of a organisation of tip troops during a Ming Dynasty

An app is set to launch in a northeast Chinese city that allows anybody – not only a abounding and famous – to sinecure a personal bodyguard, it’s reported.

The Jinyiwei app, that is set to launch in Qingdao in September, provides an Uber-like service, and connects people and companies citywide with over 50,000 staff from 47 confidence companies.

It provides bodyguards for anyone who feels unsafe, and according to Qingdao News, will assistance those who are quite endangered about transporting valuables. App users can see a accessibility of bodyguards opposite a city in genuine time, creation a use identical to many cab focus services.

English-language paper China Daily says that a cost operation is approaching to be between 70 and 200 yuan ($10.50-£30; £8.15-£23) an hour, and is accessible for people or companies.

Li Shangshang, one of a app’s developers, told a paper that a bodyguards are former troops personnel, and have been compulsory to benefaction their ID cards and troops liberate certificates or permits in sequence to validate for a app.

“They have also been compulsory to take manners and practice training classes, and contingency wear a uniform during work,” he added, and says that they can co-operate with a troops in a eventuality of a fight.

The use has had churned greeting on Chinese amicable media height Sina Weibo. Many contend that it is a “good idea” and “useful” for exposed groups.

But some ask either it will be exploited by “lonely” singular women seeking to find a partner.

Another user asks pointedly, “If we have this, afterwards what’s a indicate of a police?”

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Li Shangshang, one of a app developers says that a app will assistance “those who don’t feel safe”

Reporting by Kerry Allen

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