Local Governments News
- Economic growth still Xinjiang's focus: official
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is striving to reach the targeted GDP growth rate of nine percent this year despite the July 5 riot that killed 197 people, the region's Communist Party chief said Sunday.
- Tap water proven drinkable after testing: official
The tap water supply fully resumed Sunday night in a city of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region after the water was proven to be drinkable, nine days after it was cut off for sanitization, local officials said.
- Shenzhen begins political reform
Despite the firing of its mayor in June and continued doubts over its restructuring plan, Shenzhen, has announced its determination to pilot the country's administrative reform, streamlining its government departments into "policy making," "policy execution" and "supervision" branches.
- HK to launch school drug tests to fight youth drug abuse
Hong Kong will launch the school drug testing trial program as one of its efforts to fight youth drug abuse, starting in Tai Po secondary schools in December, local education authorities said Thursday.
- 2 police officers on trial in jail death
A first court hearing opened in Kunming Thursday into two police officers accused of dereliction of duty and abuse of inmates.
- 2 more officials sacked over tap water pollution
A further two public utility officials in Chifeng City, in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, have been fired over a tap water-pollution incident that made more than 4,000 residents ill last week.
- HK concerns tour group being quarantined in Beijing
The Beijing Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (BJO) was concerned about a group of Hong Kong residents being quarantined in Beijing on a cultural exchange visit, said a Hong Kong government spokesman on Thursday.
- Official: No escaping from plague-hit area
Local officials coping with pneumonic plague control in northwest China's Qinghai Province Thursday denied recent foreign media reports about people escaping from the plauge-hit area on foot.
- Chengdu to finish quake-hit school rebuilding by Sept.
Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan province, plans to finish rebuilding quake-hit schools by September 1 this year in order to insure the start of a new semester, Xinhua News reported today.
- Shanghai mulls new dog ownership rule
Shanghai's dog owners will find themselves on a tighter leash after the city's lawmakers finish drafting new rules governing pet ownership.
- Some 24 food samples fail safety tests in HK
Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety announced Wednesday that it had tested 5,600 food samples in June, but 24 samples were found to have excessive or illegal use of food preservatives, veterinary drug residues or colorings, and metal contamination.
- HK to crackdown on internet drug deals
Hong Kong's top official pledged Wednesday to fight online drug sales and will ensure the police have adequate manpower and equipment to tackle cyber crime.
- Beijing launches action plan for residents' health
Beijing Wednesday launched an ambitious action plan to raise the average life span of its inhabitants from 80.27 years to 81 years.
- 156 of Urumqi riot deaths are innocent
Authorities in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region confirmed Wednesday that innocent civilians accounted for 156 of the 197 deaths in the Urumqi riot a month ago.
- Official sacked over north China tap water pollution
The chief public utility official in Chifeng City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, was fired Tuesday over a tap water-pollution incident that sickened more than 4,000 residents last week.
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