Roller-coasters are designed to produce thrills, but 25 riders got more than they bargained for after they were suspended 60 meters in the air for roughly 30 minutes due to a malfunction yesterday at Shanghai's Happy Valley Park, the Shanghai Daily reported.
Shanghai roller-coaster strands 25
Roller-coasters are designed to produce thrills, but 25 riders got more than they bargained for after they were suspended 60 meters in the air for roughly 30 minutes due to a malfunction yesterday at Shanghai's Happy Valley Park, the Shanghai Daily reported. An emergency stairway eventually allowed the riders to get down. Park officials said the cold weather might have caused a sensor to shut off the power as a safety measure.
Gov't to look at house-buying restrictions
The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development is urging local governments where housing prices rose quickly at the end of 2010 to release details of their cities' property purchase restrictions, Chongqing Evening News reports. A vice ministerial-level officer said local governments that won't release the details would be asked to "have a personal talk with central government officers." The restriction policies have quickly spread to the second- and third-tier cities. Zhengzhou, Taiyuan, Wuhan and Kunming have recently released the details of the policy. Qingdao, Jinan and some cities in Shaanxi and Guangxi will also issue the details.
Man jailed for bomb threat
A man who threatened to bomb a kindergarten in Guangdong Province's Sanshui City was sentenced to one year in prison, the Guangzhou Daily reports. Last September, the man, under the influence of alcohol, called police and said he would place explosives in a kindergarten in southern Sanshui. He didn't follow through on the threat, but police took it seriously and evacuated the school.
(China.org.cn January 26, 2011)