Local Governments News
- Justice official arrested over allegedly protecting local gangs
Wen Qiang, former head of the judicial administrative bureau in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, has been arrested over allegedly providing a "protective umbrella" for local gangs, local authorities said Sunday.
- Separatist acts on Web banned in Xinjiang
The legislature in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has passed a regulation prohibiting the instigation of ethnic separatist activities via the Internet, China News Service reported Sunday.
- HK's top official to join National Day celebration in Beijing
Donald Tsang, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), has been invited by the central government to lead a delegation to Beijing for the National Day celebration, the HKSAR government said in a statement Friday.
- Senior police officers arrested
The local legislature in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality Friday approved the arrest of two senior police officers on bribery allegations.
- Shanxi abolishes small mines
The authority of Shanxi Province, China's largest coal producer, has given all its private coal mines an ultimatum: agree to merge with large-scale companies, mostly State-owned, by Wednesday or face water and power shutdowns.
- Official: No ban on foreigners' travel to Tibet
A leading official with the Tibet Autonomous Regional Tourism Administration confirmed Thursday there were no restrictions on foreigners' travel to Tibet during the National Day holiday season.
- Smokers face tough fines
Smoking would be banned in all enclosed public venues and penalties would be increased under new draft legislation for Beijing.
- Police: Leave cars at home
With millions of visitors expected to swarm the capital for the 60th anniversary celebrations, Beijing traffic authorities are trying to steer people away from cars and taxis and into the subway system.
- Xinjiang orders businesses to recruit more locals
Businesses in China's far western Xinjiang region are now required to hire at least half of their new employees from among local residents, according to a government policy issued Wednesday.
- E China province considers legislating for charity
The legislature in East China's Jiangsu Province is reviewing a draft regulation on charity, said local authorities Wednesday.
- HK LegCo members to visit Sichuan
A delegation comprising 14 members of the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) will leave for Sichuan in southwest China on Sept. 24 in connection with post- quake restoration work, the local government website said on Wednesday.
- Beijing to get tougher on drink driving
Beijing municipal traffic management authorities say they are to further increase road inspections to root out driving under the influence (DUI) offences around Oct.1, the start of the National Day holiday season.
- RTHK to be public service broadcaster in HK
Radio Television Hong Kong ( RTHK) will be retained as a government department and will serve as the public service broadcaster in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced Tuesday.
- Macao's new legislature officially announced
Macao Special Administrative Region(SAR) Legislative Election General Auditing Committee announced the official results of the election of the fourth Legislative Assembly of Macao on Tuesday night.
- Chongqing continues gang crackdown
More than 600 gangsters have been arrested and 263 have faced prosecution in Chongqing during the first eight months of this year, the municipality's procuratorate said Monday.
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