Local Governments News
- 51 to be prosecuted in wake of Urumqi riot
Authorities in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have issued arrest warrants to 196 suspects and prosecuted 51 of them for their involvement in the July 5 riot in Urumqi.
- Beijing post bans packages with liquids
China Post will not allow people to mail parcels containing liquids from any post offices in Beijing, starting today, according to - the Beijing Express Mail Service Corporation., the Beijing News reported Thursday.
- Macao reclaims works chief's ill-gotten gains from HK
Macao's Commission Against Corruption announced Wednesday that some 330 million HK dollars ( 42.6 million U.S. dollars) illicitly obtained and deposited in Hong Kong banks by Ao Man Long, the disgraced works chief, will be recovered to the government within this month.
- South China region boosts efforts to combat drought
Authorities in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region announced Wednesday the addition of 20 million yuan (2.94 million U.S. dollars) to a fund financing efforts to fight drought as hot, dry weather maintains its grip on the region.
- HKSAR Chief Justice Andrew Li to take early retirement
Donald Tsang, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), announced Wednesday that he had accepted the early retirement of Chief Justice Andrew Kwok-nang Li.
- China exposes 15 websites dealing fake medicines
China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) Tuesday exposed 15 more illegal websites selling or disseminating information about fake medicines.
- Former Guangxi official gets 18 years for bribery
The former vice chairman of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was sentenced to 18 years in prison for corruption and taking bribes, local authorities said Tuesday.
- Xinjiang official says regional tourism to see 'new peak'
A senior official of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regional government said Wednesday that tourism is gradually recovering from the deadly July 5 riots and it will reach a "new peak" during the National Day holiday next month.
- Reviving city shorthanded, woos rural migrants
Free meals with fruit, a dormitory with air-conditioning and TV, reward holidays --these enticing job welfares are offered on the vacancy board for migrant workers by a private shoe-making factory in east China's Zhejiang Province.
- KTV commercials considered: official
Some Shanghai karaoke bars may soon show commercials between songs to make up for increased costs from music royalties.
- Several face harsh punishment for school flu outbreak
The education chief of central China's Henan Province said Tuesday people held accountable for an A(H1N1) flu outbreak at a local high school would be punished harshly.
- Beijing bans entry of polluting vehicles
A ban on the entry to Beijing of high-emission motor vehicles came into force on Tuesday. It is the latest step by Beijing to address growing concerns about air pollution as the number of cars in the capital now totals 3.7 million.
- Hangzhou hammers teenage smoking
A comprehensive draft law aims to prevent smoking from becoming a bad habit for teenagers in Hangzhou.
- 'Recycling Day'designated in urban Beijing
Beijing's eight urban districts have set down the last Saturday of each month to collect recyclable waste materials such as used paper and plastic bottles.
- HK official expounds government efforts in promoting women's rights
Hong Kong's Acting Chief Secretary for Administration Stephen Lam on Saturday elaborated on the various efforts the government has taken to promote women's rights in the territory in recent years.
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