Beggars were raging “guerrilla warfare” with security staff who were powerless to do anything about their activity on the subway in Beijing. Despite new security regulations being in force for half a month, it doesn’t allow staff to issue fines to those selling handicrafts, distributing flyers or begging. Such people just keep shifting around when they see the staff, who are required to wear uniforms. Commuters are sick of persistent beggars, who “grope” when refused money. Amendments to the code are to be issued soon.